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Covering Comics #4 – The Fantastic Four (Part Two)

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Aug 30, 2015

I’ve often said that I miss the comics covers of old. Those covers were designed, unlike many of the ones being produced today which are merely mini-posters spotlighting the titular character without giving any indication of the story contained inside, to draw readers in and make them anxious read more

The Elephant Man (1980, David Lynch)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 30, 2015

I am not being hyperbolic when I describe David Lynch’s narrative handling of The Elephant Man to be peerless. If I described it a splendid, there would be other films and narrative handling to compare with it. But this film is so singular–John Hurt as an exceptionally disfigured man in read more

Quote of the Week

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Aug 30, 2015

“A bad actor is rich, unique, idiosyncratic, revealing of himself,” Jack Smith once wrote. Timothy Agoglia Carey (1929–1994), subject of a 10-day retrospective at Anthology Film Archives, was surely all of those things, but he was not exactly a bad actor—this Brooklyn-born, apparently self-taught read more

Viva Zapata! (1952)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Aug 30, 2015

Viva Zapata! Directed by Elia Kazan Written by John Steinbeck 1952/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Emiliano Zapata: Themselves. For me, the most memorable thing about this solid biopic is the Oscar-winning performance of Anthony Quinn. This is the fictiona read more

Lily is in Bloom Again

Café Muscato Posted by Muscato on Aug 30, 2015

Isn't it nice when a National Treasure gets to remind us how she got that way? As a film, Grandma is built from the ground up for Lily Tomlin, and while it may not be a deathless example of cinematic art on the whole, she wrings every drop from it.  Dotted with showy cameos for everyone from S read more

Summer Under the Stars: Day 30 – Gary Cooper

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Aug 30, 2015

Apologies for the delay. Pre-birthday festivities ran long last night. Gary Cooper is the star for today! Below, you’ll find links to those participating and honoring Cooper (updated as they come in), as well as my own reviews of his work throughout the years. Christy Putnam discusses her personal read more

Once Upon a Screen Posted by Aurora on Aug 30, 2015

It’s been happening for over thirty-five years – a bi-monthly meeting of the Cliffhangers Club made up of nine guys who get together to watch movies.  This is not a gathering at the local movie theater, however.  It’s actually as close to a recreation of what made them fall in read more

Summer Under the Stars Guide: Gary Cooper

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Aug 30, 2015

Today's star is the laconic Gary Cooper. TCM is celebrating the career of Gary Cooper with 11 movies on Aug. 30.  Here's what you need to know about Cooper, who was a favorite of director Frank Capra. FYI: TCM sometimes changes the air times and /or movies, so you can go to www.tcm.com read more

Predator (1987, John McTiernan)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 30, 2015

Predator has a lot going for it. Acting, directing, editing. But not usually all at once. The film opens with a quick introduction–Arnold Schwarzenegger and company are on a special mission in the jungle (after establishing an alien space ship in the first shot). It feels very macho and very read more

Gary Cooper: “Peaches and Champagne in the middle of the day!”

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on Aug 29, 2015

This post may see me in hot water; however, I hope it’s sprinkled with shrimp boil and fresh lemon juice following an afternoon of busy deveining and chopping okra to prepare the gumbo and jambalaya of my memory. I often understood Anne Rice’s choice of New Orleans as the setting for he read more

Five Fingers (1952)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Aug 29, 2015

Five Fingers Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz Written by Michael Wilson from the novel “Operation Cicero” by L.X. Moyzisch USA/1952 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/Amazon Instant Somehow I had never heard of this excellent spy movie before I started this exercise. read more

Carole, and Cortez

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Aug 29, 2015

I pulled this pic of Carole Lombard and Ricardo Cortez from the May 1933 issue of Movie Classic at the Media History Digital Library two Augusts ago, but I'm not sure if I ever did anything with it. I wrote an entry about items in that issue (http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/624350.html), and ye read more

A CENTENARY REMEMBRANCE TO INGRID BERGMAN ON HER 100TH BIRTHDAY.

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood Posted by Crystal Kalyana on Aug 29, 2015

This post is part of “The Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon”, hosted by my good friend Virginie from The Wonderful World Of Cinema. Click here to read the other articles being exhibited during the event. Happy 100th Birthday Ingrid. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ing read more

Anastasia (1956, Anatole Litvak)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 29, 2015

Anastasia manages that fine line between being dramatic and a constant delight. Ingrid Bergman’s performance is magnificent, with Arthur Laurents’s screenplay–and Litvak’s direction of her–never quite letting the viewer in. It’s a mystery after all–is Bergm read more

Summer Under the Stars Guide: George C. Scott

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Aug 29, 2015

Today's star is actor's actor George C. Scott. TCM is celebrating the career of George C. Scott with 11 movies on Aug. 29.  Here's what you need to know about Scott, who was the first actor to turn down an Academy Award. FYI: TCM sometimes changes the air times and /or movies, so you can go read more

The Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon: Cactus Flower

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Aug 29, 2015

Ingrid Bergman as the ‘uptight outta sight’ Miss Dickinson… in Cactus Flower… Cactus Flower, starring Walter Matthau, Goldie Hawn and the lovely Ingrid Bergman Why do I love this film? Well, there are so many reasons… the spiraling-out-of-control plot, the witty dialog, read more

Summer Under the Stars: Day 29 – George C. Scott

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Aug 29, 2015

George C. Scott is the star for today! Below, you’ll find links to those participating and honoring Scott (updated as they come in), as well as my own reviews of his work throughout the years. Classic Movie Blog JCF REVIEWS The Changeling (1980) The Rescuers Down Under (1990) Fill in your details read more

The Great Villain Blogathon: Peter Lorre’s Dr. Gogol in Mad Love (1935)

Random Pictures Posted by Amy on Aug 29, 2015

Like most movie watchers of my generation, I probably first saw the actual Peter Lorre in Casablanca (1942). He doesn’t have a lot of screen time, but he’s hard to forget. My first exposure to Peter Lorre, however, and perhaps also like a lot of folks my generation, was through the glor read more

The Enemy Below (1957)–part 10

The Old Movie House Posted by Tom on Aug 28, 2015

All dialog in brown text is taken from the movie script at www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk Captain Murrell becomes overconfident and underestimates the experience of Kapitan von Strolberg. He repeats a seeming harmless manoeuvre, only to find his ship under attack from four torpedoes.  Sona read more

Once Upon a Screen Posted by Aurora on Aug 28, 2015

Ingrid Bergman was an internationally renowned actress who’s still considered among the best the silver screen has ever featured.  Known for her beauty and talent, Bergman played all types of women on screen – from the simple and pure to the complicated, historical figure and in scenario read more
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