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Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – Colleen Moore, The Definitive Flapper

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Nov 15, 2018

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – Colleen Moore, The Definitive Flapper During the silent era, there were thousands of young girls who dreamed of being movie stars. For most girls, of course, these were merely daydreams, and the intrepid few who tried their luck in Hollywood often faced disapp read more

o/t: New e-book giveaway

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Nov 14, 2018

***Just announced by See Sharp Press! And I’d echo their comment about The Revelator, a weekly environmental e-newsletter published by the Center for Biological Diversity. Sharp and Pointed The Revelator newsletter, from the Center for Biological Diversity, will be giving away free e-book copi read more

Shanghai Gesture (1941)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 14, 2018

Josef Von Sternberg always seemed preoccupied with telling stories involving places that he indubitably knew little about but therein lies the allure. He could develop the Moroccos, the Shanghais, the Macaos into places imbued with far more meaning than they probably ever could have in real life. B read more

Announcing the ‘Arthur Kennedy’s Conquest of the Screen Blogathon’!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Nov 14, 2018

Hello again! Yes, another year will soon be at our door which means… more blogathons of course! You already know that I’ll be honouring Jean Simmons on her 90th birthday at the end of January with Phyllis Loves Her Classic Movies. BUT there’s someone else I’ve been desperate read more


Stardust and Shadows Posted by Terry on Nov 14, 2018

  Early weekend mornings or very late at night are the perfect time to watch a silent  film. You can treat yourself to images and music without crushing sound levels  calculated to raise awareness levels. One such recent morning I viewed the Swedish  Ghost Story picture  THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE read more

The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand (1936, Albert Herman), Chapter 12: Hidden Danger

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 14, 2018

Not only is twelfth time the charm for Clutching Hand as far as chapter title matching content–there is a real Hidden Danger–this chapter also has master detective, constant cosplayer, and general goof lead Jack Mulhall actually solve a crime. And the solution is really, really clever. The reveal read more

Noir Nook: Elisha Cook Jr.

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Nov 14, 2018

Noir Nook: Elisha Cook I recently appeared on a podcast hosted by Carl over at the Movie Palace; the topic was film noir, and one of the questions focused on actors who frequently appeared in the features from this era. Along with such stars as Robert Ryan, Dan Duryea, and Richard Widmark, I also me read more

ICONS (Actors) Tourney Rd 1 now underway

All Good Things Posted by monty on Nov 14, 2018

Here we go with the final tourney of the year..American Film Institute's Top 50 Classic Screen Legends was the source for ICONS tourney. 16 players chose 16 actors and 16 actresses to compete. So let's get started.. ICONS Rd 1: Which actor do you like more? ICONS Rd 1: Which actor do you l read more

snapshot: Gemini (2017)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Nov 14, 2018

US / 93 minutes / color / Stage 6, Filmscience, Syncopated, Pastel, Rough House, Neon Dir & Scr: Aaron Katz Pr: Mynette Louie, Sara Murphy, Adele Romanski Cine: Andrew Reed Cast: Lola Kirke, Zoë Kravitz, John Cho, Greta Lee, Ricki Lake, Michelle Forbes, Nelson Franklin, Reeve Carney, Jessica Par read more

Offbeat Blu-ray Review: Sisters – The Criterion Collection

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Nov 14, 2018

Spine #89 Distributor: Criterion Collection (USA) Release Date: October 23, 2018 Region: Region A Length: 01:32:42 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: English Mono Linear PCM Audio (48 kHz, 1152 kbps, 24-bit) Subtitles: English SDH Ratio: 1.85:1 Bitrate: 34.71 Mbps Notes: The Criterion Collectio read more

Tracking down a 'Century'

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 14, 2018

In retrospect, it's the most pivotal film of Carole Lombard's career; take it out of her equation, and today, Lombard likely would be a relatively obscure actress. It brought qualities out in her she had never before shown. It was among the first landmark movies of a popular cinematic genre, "screwb read more

Day Fourteen of Noirvember: Stranger Than Fiction — The Phenix City Story

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 14, 2018

The Phenix City Story is a 1955 noir directed by Phil Karlson and starring John McIntire, Richard Kiley, and Kathryn Grant. The title location is a lawless town in Alabama where the crooks are running the show and the cops are ineffectual at best, and on the payroll of the head mobster, Rhett Tanner read more

Did Howard deflower Carole? A new book's author isn't sure

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 13, 2018

Were Carole Lombard and Howard Hughes -- two respective icons linked by the film industry -- lovers?For more than four decades, many Lombard fans have believed it as gospel. Their source? "Screwball," Larry Swindell's biography of the actress.In it, Swindell alleges Lombard's first intimate relation read more

Ivanhoe ( 1952 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 13, 2018

Sir Walter Scott's 1819 epic medieval novel "Ivanhoe" was brought to the big screen in 1952 as a gorgeous Technicolor adaptation released through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. Like many medieval films of the era, it combined romance, drama, and a good deal of swordplay into an adventure-packed 1 read more

Many thanks to the participants of the 4th Wonderful Grace Kelly Blogathon!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Nov 13, 2018

Another event has gone by. Time flies! Can’t believe this annual event is already over. It’s been a blast and I was particularly happy with the level of participation this year! Of course, none of this would have been possible without you and without my wonderful co-host, Emily from The read more

Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Nov 13, 2018

Buena Vista Social Club Directed by Wim Wenders Written by Wim Wenders and Nick Gold 1999 Germany/USA/UK/France/Cuba First viewing/FilmStruck   Loved this joyous documentary of good music rediscovered. American musician Ry Cooder traveled to Cuba to hire musicians for a planned CD.  In his sear read more

Orson Welles' The Other Side of the Wind Finally Sees the Light of Day

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Nov 13, 2018

What would Orson Welles have thought of his meticulously crafted final flick The Other Side of the Wind making its debut on Netflix? That’s been on my mind ever since the streaming service announced that the long anticipated film would finally be making its debut on the platform, over forty ye read more

Halloween (2007, Rob Zombie)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 13, 2018

Halloween is very loud. It’s about the only thing director Zombie keeps consistent throughout. It gets loud. It starts kind of quiet–comparatively–then gets loud. Jump scares always have some noise. But once the jump scares are every two seconds, there’s just loud noise. Giant spree killer Tyler read more

Scandal Sheet (1952)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 13, 2018

There’s no need to mince words here. With a film christened Scandal Sheet you already have a good idea of what you’re probably going to get before it arrives. That’s fine. Straight to the point can be good. But the media angle is only a half of it. It’s as much a film of lur read more

Day Thirteen of Noirvember: Savage Detour

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 13, 2018

Detour (1945) is 68 minutes of cracking good lines, an edge-of-your-seat plot, and a perfect noir ending. And then there’s Ann Savage. In the film, Savage plays Vera, a hitch-hiker picked up on the side of the road by Al Roberts (Tom Neal), who’s on his way from New York to California to meet up read more