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Batman Teams With LBJ To Sell US Savings Bonds And Stamps

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Oct 24, 2014

Yesterday I posted a bit of a rant about Batman and heroism today. (Trust me when i say it was only “a bit of a rant” I easily could have gone on on the topic much longer.)   Now, I’m not necessarily suggesting that we need the pend read more
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1943 Recap — Ten Favorite Films

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Oct 24, 2014

I watched 84 films that were released in 1943, including some shorts, documentaries, and “B” movies that were not reviewed here.  You can see the full list on IMDb here or at Letterboxd, with some short reviews not published on the blog, read more
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This lady is way, way, WAAAAY too into her knitting. Animated GIF

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Oct 24, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on October 24, 2014 in Blog, GIF, Humor I can’t… I just… I mean… HUH? Okay, background. This is from The Heart of Humanity, which shamelessly ripped off the style of D.W. Griffith. Now Mr. Griffith did like h read more
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JOHN WICK Review: Fortune Favors the Old

ScribeHard on Film Posted by Michael Nazarewycz on Oct 24, 2014

Even if you take The Expendables 3 off the table, 2014 has been quite the year for the aging action star.   (I take it off the table because aging heroes are the gimmick of that film and franchise.)  The year has already seen major releases from read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 24, 2014

Image Merian C. Cooper (1893-1973) Jack Warner (1895-1981) read more
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Classic Links

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 24, 2014

Image Source I've been enjoying the films of Rhonda Fleming a lot lately, so what a treat it was to hear this new interview on the Warner Archive podcast! The 91-year-old actress was an entertaining and informative interviewee. It was great to lear read more
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HAMMER FILMS AND CAROLINE MUNRO – TOGETHER AGAIN!

Classic Horror Campaign Posted by Richard on Oct 23, 2014

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Batman Delivers A Beatdown On Surrendered Criminals – But That’s What Makes Him A Hero, Right?

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Oct 23, 2014

If you’re one of my friends on my personal Facebook page, then this little rant may seem familiar, since I first posted it there yesterday. After a bit I decided I’d also edit it just slightly and share it here, in order to reach a bit of read more
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Best Cartoon Nominees of 1943

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Oct 23, 2014

I like to save some of the best for last..  Here again are the Academy Award Nominees for Best Short Feature, Cartoon, for 1943.  Enjoy! Yankee Doodle Mouse – The winner! Director: Joseph Barbera and William Hanna Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Tom and read more
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Pic of the Day: “Flight to Hong Kong” revisited

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Oct 23, 2014

Our pic today takes a long-overdue look at Flight to Hong Kong (1956), the low-budget international diamond-smuggling caper directed by Joseph M. Newman. It looks like something inappropriate is going on here, but it’s just Tony Dumont (Rory Ca read more
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Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Why the Movie Blew It

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Oct 23, 2014

Let me be clear: Nothing is wrong with Audrey Hepburn’s sparkling portrayal of Holly Golightly. It’s the only reason to watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s, witnessing this character’s charms (besides the obvious joys of the fashion). And though certainly read more
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Classic Television Thursday #010 – You Asked For It (1950-1959)

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Oct 23, 2014

You Asked For It was an odd little show which aired from 1920 to 1959. Originally titled The Art Barker Show, the title was changed to You Asked For It in 1952. Each week, host Barker (who left the show in 1958 to be replaced by Jack Smith) would int read more
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Holy Matrimony (1943)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Oct 23, 2014

Holy Matrimony Directed by John M. Stahl Written by Nunnally Johnson from a play by Arnold Bennett 1943/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/20th Century Fox Film Archives DVD I enjoyed this oft-made story about a reclusive art read more
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Fun Size Review: Stella Maris (1918)

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Oct 23, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on October 23, 2014 in Blog, Fun Size Review John has the role of nurturer. The tale of two women, both played by Mary Pickford. Stella is a beautiful invalid while Unity is an abused orphan. Both fall in love with the same man but read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 23, 2014

Image Bella Darvi (1928-1971) Coleen Gray (92) Diana Dors (1931-1984) Lilyan Tashman (1896-1934) read more
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Book Review--Paul Robeson: A Biography Re-Released as an Ebook

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 23, 2014

Paul Robeson: A Biography Martin Duberman Open Road Media, 2014 (Originally published 1988) Equality might be denied, but I knew I was not inferior. -Robeson It's been a long struggle that I've waged, sometimes not very well understood. -Robeson read more
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The Mark of Zorro (1940) with Tyrone Power

Classic Film Freak Posted by on Oct 23, 2014

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Vintage, original and made in the U.S.A.

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Oct 23, 2014

Carole Lombard and Fredric March posed for several stills in character for the 1937 Selznick International comedy "Nothing Sacred"; this was one of them, and as we can tell from the information in the bottom of the photo, this was "made in U.S.A." We read more
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Review: For a Woman

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Oct 23, 2014

This is a family drama told in hindsight. Anne (Sylvie Testud) tells the story of her parents Léna (Mélanie Thierry) and Michel (Benoît Magimel) as Russian emigres in post-war Paris especially after Michel’s estranged brother, Jean (Nicholas Duvauche read more
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Review: Cannibal

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Oct 22, 2014

Set in Granada Cannibal follows a renowned tailor living a double-life. In the his second life he preys and feeds on women, literally. What disrupts his depraved routine is when Nina comes into his life. She introduces feelings of guilt and genuine a read more
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Classic Films in Focus: THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM (1961)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Oct 22, 2014

The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) rambles far afield of the original story by Edgar Allan Poe, even for a Roger Corman adaptation, but that doesn't prevent it from being an entertaining horror film. With Vincent Price and Barbara Steele both giving mem read more
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Lady of Burlesque (1943)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Oct 22, 2014

Lady of Burlesque Directed by William A. Wellman Written by James Gunn from the novel by Gypsy Rose Lee 1943/USA Hunt Stromberg Productions First viewing/Netflix rental   Dixie: I went into show business when I was seven years old. Two days late read more
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Fires Were Started (1943)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Oct 22, 2014

Fires Were Started Directed by Humphrey Jennings Written by Humphrey Jennings 1943/UK Crown Film Unit Repeat viewing/Amazon Prime Instant Video (included in a package called “Britain Is Calling”) #167 of 1001 Films You Must See Before read more
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Silent Movie Rule #7: Don’t mess with Lon Chaney

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Oct 22, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on October 22, 2014 in Blog, Humor, Silent Movie Rules Mr. Chaney was one of the most prolific and frightening villains in motion picture history. West of Zanzibar contains one of his most elaborate and warped vengeance schemes. The read more
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Beauty for Britons

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Oct 22, 2014

Most of you probably have never seen that image of Carole Lombard before; from her hairstyle and the amount of skin shown, it appears to be from her Pathe period of the late 1920s, most likely taken by chief photographer William E. Thomas. Another gl read more
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This or That: Classic Movie Edition

Stardust Posted by Vanessa Buttino on Oct 22, 2014

This or That: Classic Movie Edition This post was inspired by the lovely Lindsey over at The Motion Pictures (TMP) - link here! Right! Here we go - this is where I go slightly insane trying to answer questions that are extremely hard for m read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 22, 2014

Image Joan Fontaine (1917-2013) Constance Bennett (1904-1965) Catherine Deneuve (71) Curly Howard (1903-1952) Annette Funicello (1942-2013) read more
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Help Celebrate the First National Classic Movie Day on May 16, 2015!

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Oct 22, 2014

Did you know that there is no nationwide day dedicated to celebrating classic movies? My goal is to change that in 2015 by introducing the first National Classic Movie Day on May 16th. I recently realized that classic movies have been totally ignore read more
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How About A Brand New Poster To Go With That Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer?

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Oct 22, 2014

Hot on the heels of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, here’s a new poster, too: No, I don’t find any of this exciting at all. (Yeah, right…) read more
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Ministry of Fear (1944)

Random Pictures Posted by Amy on Oct 22, 2014

After the first couple of paragraphs, this post is pretty much nothing but spoilers. Ye’ve been warned. During the 30s and early 40s, Austrian-exile Fritz Lang wanted to make not just anti-fascist pictures, but anti-Nazi pictures. In the American stu read more
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