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A screen star comes to Shreveport

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jun 22, 2018

Add one more city to the list of places graced by the presence of Carole Lombard.It's Shreveport, La., in the north-central part of the state, some distance geographically -- and culturally -- from New Orleans. It's where Carole stopped for a spell on Feb. 1, 1935 while flying home to Los Angeles af read more

The Man with The Golden Arm (1955)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 22, 2018

Everybody’s habitual something ~ Kim Novak as Molly Otto Preminger was the creator of a number of important “issue pictures” because he dared deal with themes that others had shied away from, mostly in part because of the production codes that ruled Hollywood well into the 1960s. read more

Her Man (1930)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 22, 2018

Her Man Directed by Tay Garnett Written by Tom Buckingham; story by Tay Garnett and Howard Higgin 1930/USA Pathe Exchange First viewing/YouTube   Unsung pre-code gem is a heady mixture of lowlife atmosphere and tender romance told to the tune of “Frankie and Johnny”. The film begins read more

Raising Arizona (1987, Joel Coen)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 22, 2018

Halfway through Raising Arizona is this breathtaking chase sequence. Until this point in the film, while there’s been a lot of phenomenal direction, it’s all been brief. Raising Arizona starts in summary, with lead Nicolas Cage narrating, and it doesn’t start slowing down the narrative pace until read more

The Hopalong Cassidy Magical Marketing Machine

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Jun 22, 2018

In 1948, William Boyd made a large bet on television, and on demographics. He had an idea that the first wave of the baby boomers — kids born to newly affluent parents — would be a large and untapped audience for the 66 “Hopalong Cassidy” movie westerns he’d starred in, read more

COMEDY GOLD #6: The maracas scene from Some Like It Hot (1959)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jun 22, 2018

COMEDY GOLD #6: The maracas scene from Some Like It Hot (1959) On June 22, 2018June 22, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized It’s Billy Wilder’s birthday today and I thought I’d pay tribute to the great man in this COMEDY GOLD special by talking about his com read more

Westfront 1918 (1930)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 21, 2018

Westfront 1918 (Westfront 1918: Vier von der Infanterie) Directed by G.W. Pabst Written by Ladislaus Vajda from a novel by Ernst Johannsen 1930/Germany Bavaria Film/Nero-Film AG First viewing/FilmStruck   Pabst’s first talkie tackles the horrors of war. We follow a group of young German i read more

Train-ing exercise: 'Twentieth Century' and railroad cinematic classics

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jun 21, 2018

Carole Lombard fans don't have to be told that her breakthrough film, "Twentieth Century," is one of the greatest movies set aboard a train. (She's shown with co-star John Barrymore, who showered her with praise following her performance.) But what are other classics of this transportation subgenre? read more

Atom Man vs. Superman (1950, Spencer Gordon Bennet), Chapter 9: Superman Crashes Through

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 21, 2018

There’s a lot going on in Superman Crashes Through, starting with some power company guys beating up on the Atom Man’s thugs. The power company guys are out on a call about an explosion in the cave base. But when the cops get there (again), it’s empty (again). It seems like another of the serial’s read more

Classic Film Freak Posted by on Jun 21, 2018

book: Dark Places (2009) by Gillian Flynn

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jun 21, 2018

A quarter of a century ago on a remote Kansas farm, a couple of days into 1985, Libby Day’s mother and two elder sisters were slaughtered in an In Cold Blood-style killing. Libby herself escaped into the winter’s night and, despite losing some digits to frostbite, survived to give the t read more

Book Review--When Animals Attack: The 70 Best Horror Movies with Killer Animals

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jun 21, 2018

When Animals Attack: The 70 Best Horror Movies with Killer Animals Edited by Vanessa Morgan, B.L. Daniels Moonlight Creek Publishing, 2016 In search of a light read, I came across When Animals Attack: The 70 Best Horror Movies with Killer Animals on NetGalley and decided to give it a try. It’ read more

Hayley and Horst in Tiger Bay

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jun 21, 2018

Horst Buccholz and Hayley Mills in Tiger Bay. It's taken me over 40 years to finally see Tiger Bay, the 1959 film debut of Hayley Mills. I first saw a preview of it on The CBS Late Movie in the 1970s, but missed the movie for reasons I can't remember. It then eluded me over the following decad read more

Silents are Golden: A Little Tour Through The History Of Silent Comedy

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Jun 21, 2018

A Little Tour Through The History Of Silent Comedy When it comes to the genre of silent comedy, everyone’s familiar with the great Charlie Chaplin– perhaps the single most famous figure in cinema– and the solemn-faced Buster Keaton has a large and devoted following as well. And even if you haven’t read more

Throwback Thursday – Police Squad

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Jun 21, 2018

Between this blog and my previous one, Professor Damian’s Public Domain Treasure Chest, I’ve been writing about movies for quite a while now. Because of that, there are a lot of posts that have simply gotten lost to the mists of time. So, I figured I’d use the idea of “Throwb read more

Blu-ray Review: Under Capricorn

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Jun 21, 2018

Distributor: Kino Lorber Release Date: June 19, 2018 Region: Region A Length: 01:57:14 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: 2.0 English DTS-HD Master Audio (48 kHz, 1559 kbps, 16-bit) Subtitles: English Ratio: 1.33:1 Bitrate: 35.93 Mbps Notes: This title was previously given a bare bones DVD rele read more

Springtime Silent Movie Challenge – girls run the silent film world

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Jun 21, 2018

Springtime Silent Movie Challenge – girls run the silent film world Eu amo desafios – especialmente quando eles envolvem filmes. Por isso, quando a Fritzi do site Movies, Silently propôs um desafio de primavera para nós, amantes do cinema, eu tive de aceitar. O desafio consiste read more

Whoopee! (1930)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 20, 2018

Whoopee! Directed by Thornton Freeland Written by William M. Conselman; story by William Anthony McGuire; from a play by Owen Davis 1930/USA The Samuel Goldwyn Company First viewing/Amazon Instant Busby Berkeley starts his dance director career with a bang in this fun musical. For some reason Jewish read more

Ident (1990, Richard Starzak)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 20, 2018

Ident is an unpleasant five minutes. Intentionally unpleasant. Even the dog is unpleasant, but mostly because the protagonist finds the dog unpleasant. The protagonist is unpleasant himself; the dog seems mostly innocent. The short is claymation and takes place in a labyrinthine city. It’s not clea read more

ALL THAT JAZZ (1979)

Stardust and Shadows Posted by Terry on Jun 20, 2018

STARDUST AND SHADOWS is currently enjoying the MAD  ABOUT MUSICALS free online course presented by Ball State University and  TCM.   In keeping with that theme, my brain went back to  the Bob Fosse Directed  film ALL THE JAZZ which perhaps will get mentioned in this course. ALL THAT JAZZ is a read more
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