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Silent Sunday – Do Detectives Think? (1927)

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Nov 17, 2019

Since Sunday tends to be a day of quiet and reflection for many people, it seems an appropriate day to celebrate silent movies. But in keeping with the “day of rest” theme, I’m just going to post this without any commentary and just sit back and let you enjoy. read more

book: Van Gogh’s Bad Café (1997) by Frederic Tuten

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Nov 16, 2019

An odd little book that somehow I found myself liking while at the same time not enjoying it very much at all. One day at the end of the twentieth century, while rambling in Alphabet City, NYC, our narrator meets a mysterious young Frenchwoman, dressed in archaic garb, who steps out of a crevice in read more

Carry On #21: Carry On Henry

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Nov 16, 2019

After taking a two-week break from writing about Carry On films, I’m back with Carry On #21: Carry On Henry (Gerald Thomas, 1971), which parodies the life of the notorious king of England, Henry VIII. Well, a “break” is not a good expression since, so far, I loved reviewing the va read more

'What A Character' blogathon: Hedda Hopper acted, too

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 16, 2019

"The Racketeer," released in autumn 1929, was the last of three talking features the up-and-coming Carole Lombard made at Pathe. Among her castmates was an actress well into her forties whose tall (5-foot-7) frame made her ideal playing dowagers and society types.Her name was Hedda Hopper, born Elda read more

The Blue Gardenia (1953): Anne Baxter a Victim of Noir

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 16, 2019

The Blue Gardenia chooses to establish its characters and allow ample time for the audience to get acquainted with all the players. It’s genuinely a pleasure as we have a number of affable people to grow accustomed to over the course of the story. There’s local journalist Casey Mayo (Ri read more

Saturday Double Feature – Ford v Ferrari (2019) and…

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Nov 16, 2019

Okay, let’s start with a quick recap of the “rules”, shall we? The basic idea here is to take a movie that is out in theaters now, and pair it up with another movie from the 1980s or before. Sometimes the connection will be obvious, and sometimes it’ll be a little less so, bu read more

Booksmart (2019, Olivia Wilde)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 16, 2019

Booksmart opens with high school senior Beanie Feldstein getting up on her last day of school; graduation is in the morning. She listens to self-affirmations about—politely—crushing your adversaries as you excel past them. Now, Feldstein lives in an apartment building. Not a terrible one, but not read more

Encore Podcast: Orson Welles's Radio Days

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Nov 16, 2019

In 1934, Orson Welles came to Broadway in a production of "Romeo and Juliet" and within a year he was putting his mellifluous voice to use by doing a lot of radio work, including as part of the stock company, imitating famous newsmakers, on "The March of Time." While producing and directing shows on read more


The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Nov 16, 2019

SCREENPLAY BY: John Paxton On November 16, 2019November 16, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized One of the bravest screenwriters of the 1940s, John Paxton’s run as RKO’s top story-crafter between 1944 and 1947 culminated in one of the era’s read more

Eddie’s Place (1955 TVM)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Nov 16, 2019

US / 25 minutes / bw / Four Star Productions, CBS Dir & Pr: Roy Kellino Scr: Willard Wiener, Herbert A. Spiro Story: A.E. Houghton Jr (i.e., Buck Houghton) Cine: George E. Diskant Cast: Ida Lupino, William Talman, Kathryn Card, Louis Jean Heydt, Glen Gordon. This was episode #24 of the third se read more

Day 16 of Noirvember: Dorothys You Should Know – Part I

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 16, 2019

Ever heard of Dorothy Hart? She has eight film noir credits to her name – but, sadly, it’s a name that not many noir fans know these days. In today’s Noirvember post, I’m determined to remedy that. Dorothy Hart was once described as “the most beautiful actress in Hollywood today,” and read more

The Sword in the Stone ( 1963 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 16, 2019

Back in the days shortly after the death of Unther Pendragon, King of England, there appeared in London a magic sword protruding upright from the center of an anvil. It bears an inscription proclaiming that whosoever shall remove the sword from the stone would be crowned the new king of England.&nbs read more

Classic Movie Beginner’s Guide: 1940s Film Noir

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 15, 2019

In our ongoing series to help budding classic movie fans know where to start with the classics, I thought it would be fitting time to offer up 4 movies to try and summarize the film noir movement. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it’s literally the French term for “black” read more

Day 15 of Noirvember: Quote of the Day

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 15, 2019

Today’s Noirvember post shines the light on one of film noir’s most highly acclaimed features, Out of the Past (1947). A first-rate picture starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, and Kirk Douglas, Out of the Past is fairly brimming with memorable dialogue and quotable lines. Here’s read more

A 'Confession' of another rarity

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 15, 2019

Carole Lombard and Fred MacMurray are "jailed" in this promo pic for their April 13, 1941 performance of "True Confession" for the Gulf Screen Guild Theater. (The "CBS" above the mock bars gives things away.) Some 3 1/2 years earlier, the film -- Lombard's last at Paramount, and her fourth straight read more

Top of the World: Top 100 Favourite Films Noirs for #Noirvember 2019 (OMG!)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Nov 15, 2019

Hello, dear Film Noir addicts (or not)! We’re now half-way through #Noirvember and, so far, I have only published one blog post for the occasion that you can read here. The other day on Letterboxd I made a list of all the films noirs I had seen so far and came to realize it was more than 100! read more

Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Nov 15, 2019

Far from the Madding Crowd Directed by John Schlesinger Written by Frederic Raphael from the novel by Thomas Hardy 1967/UK IMDb link First viewing/Netflix rental   The complete package for a great literary adaptation. Bathsheba Everdene (Julie Christie) lives a simple existence in the English c read more

WHAT A CHARACTER! Blogathon: George Zucco

Caftan Woman Posted by on Nov 15, 2019

The annual What a Character! blogathon hosted by Paula's Cinema Club, Once Upon A Screen, and Outspoken And Freckled runs from November 15th to 17th. Thanks, Paula, Aurora, and Kellee for this 8th annual edition of the blogathon! George Zucco January 11, 1886 - May 28, 1960 Hi-diddle-de read more

Fernando Pessoa e o cinema / Fernando Pessoa and film

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Nov 15, 2019

Fernando Pessoa e o cinema / Fernando Pessoa and film Os dois escritores mais famosos de Portugal são o romancista José Saramago – que inclusive ganhou o Nobel – e o poeta Fernando Pessoa. Enquanto Saramago chegou a Hollywood com a adaptação paras as telas de seu livro “Ens read more

Wavelength (1967)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Nov 14, 2019

Wavelength Directed by Michael Snow Written by Michael Snow 1967/Canada/USA First viewing/YouTube One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die   Neither cinema nor art in my opinion.  How many more of these things do I have to see before I die? The above quote might lead you to believe there read more