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Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Aug 28, 2022

The Hollywood Blacklist stigmatized many individuals employed in the filmmaking industry and beyond, ruining lives and careers and curbing creativity. Though the Hollywood Blacklist was actively harming careers seventy-five years ago, its impacts are still studied to this day. Larry Ceplair’s read more

Classic Film Photo of the Week: Robert Taylor and Barbara Stanwyck

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Aug 27, 2022

Embed from Getty Images Robert Taylor and Barbara Stanwyck after their elopement to San Diego in 1943. read more

You're Invited! HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1950s: Opposites Attract Online Event 9/18

GlamAmor Posted by on Aug 27, 2022

September 18 will be the next event in my 7-part online series on the History of Fashion in Film. It features what I consider The Style Essentials - films with iconic costume design from the 1920s to the 1980s that immediately impacted fashion and continue to influence fashion today.HISTORY OF FASHI read more

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Aug 27, 2022

Hitchcock Didn’t Just Understand the Rules of Visual Storytelling. He Practically Invented Them. As he created the idea of telling it visually as today i will talk about this golden rule as i feel like to tell you about this simple rule. Rule one: The first of Hitchcock’s rules of visual storytelli read more

SITTING PRETTY

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Aug 27, 2022

 SITTING PRETTY is a 1933 musical from Paramount, directed by Harry Joe Brown, and starring Jack Oakie, Jack Haley, Ginger Rogers, and Thelma Todd. Chick Parker (Jack Oakie) and Pete Pendleton (Jack Haley) are songwriters who travel to Hollywood, hoping to break into the movies. While ther read more

Germany Year Zero (1948)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 26, 2022

Roberto Rossellini famously dedicated Germany Year Zero to the memory of his son Romano. After such personal forays into Italy’s own tumultuous relationship with the war years in Rome Open City and then the interwoven portraiture of Paisan, the final picture in the trilogy feels a bit like an read more

The Ginger Snaps Trilogy

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Aug 25, 2022

 “The goal was to create a werewolf movie that no one had seen before. It was to kind of take people’s expectations of the genre, and then… bend them and twist them, and really make it something that was a departure. I really wanted to strip the magic away from the werewolf, a read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Aug 25, 2022

Screenwriter Ernest Lehman has the distinction of helping to fully realize some of classic Hollywood’s most memorable screen moments. Honored as one of the greatest screenwriters in the industry, Lehman stood out through his work in projects such as North by Northwest (1959), The Sound of Musi read more

Five Favorite Films: Claude Rains Villains

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Aug 25, 2022

With his distinctive English voice and intensely intelligent manner, Claude Rains made himself at home in a wide variety of memorable roles, although he was more often the heavy or a supporting character instead of a leading man. Born in London in 1889, the actor grew up in the English theater scene read more

Fire of Love

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Aug 24, 2022

Fire of Love is an incredibly sweet and intriguing documentary about a volcanologist couple who devoted their lives to studying volcanic eruptions. It’s established early in the film that Katia and Maurice Krafft were killed in the 1991 volcanic eruption of Mount Unzen in Japan. The majority of what read more

Paisan (1946)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 24, 2022

“Paisan” feels like a ubiquitous term. At the very least, it seems to have entered into a shared vernacular most Americans understand. And of course, this is part of the reason Roberto Rosselini’s follow-up to Rome Open City employs the word. His newfound audience would be able to read more

Musical Monday: Sweet and Low-Down (1944)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Aug 22, 2022

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: Sweet and Low-Down (1944) read more

The Alternate Movie Title Game (Burt Reynolds Edition)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Aug 22, 2022

Here are the rules: We will provide an "alternate title" for a Burt Reynolds film and ask you to name the actual film. Most of these are pretty easy. Please answer no more than three questions per day so others can play. You may have an answer other than the intended one--just be able to defend it!1 read more

The Tamarind Seed ( 1974 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 22, 2022

Judith Farrow ( Julie Andrews ) is still grieving over the breakup of a rather lurid liaison with her married paramour Group Captain Richard Patterson ( David Baron ). She is vacationing in Barbados, attempting to clear her muddled mind and heal her broken heart, when she meets the suave Colonel Feo read more

Watch HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM: FILM NOIR AND FANTASY on Vimeo!

GlamAmor Posted by on Aug 22, 2022

Last night many fans of film and fashion came together online to celebrate Film Noir and Fantasy for the third event in my History of Fashion in Film 1920s-1980s series! We discussed the costume designers and style icons of the 1940s - Rosalind Russell, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Vero read more

"The Best Years of Our Lives" is the Best Picture of 1946

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Aug 22, 2022

"The Best Years of Our Lives" is the Best Picture of 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) is an American drama directed by William Wyler and starring Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, and Virginia Mayo. The screenplay was written by Robert E. Sherwood, based on a no read more

THE GREEN GIRL

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Aug 21, 2022

 THE GREEN GIRL is a 2014 documentary on actress Susan Oliver, best known for her prolific work on American network television from the 1960s through the 1980s. The film was directed and produced by George A. Pappy Jr., and I viewed it on the Tubi streaming channel. The title THE GREEN GIR read more

Il Tetto (1956)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 19, 2022

A lot of memorable films are instigated with a jubilant wedding. A couple takes a photo out in front of the church and ride off triumphantly, leaving friends and relations in their wake. Like most of its brethren, Il Tetto falls back to earth with a more sobering reality. The wife takes the bus wit read more

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – The Sheik (1921)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Aug 18, 2022

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – The Sheik (1921) One of the great sensations of the early 1920s screen, The Sheik (1921)is the kind of silent film that’s almost too easy to mock: it’s melodramatic, it’s cheesy, it’s based on a florid romance novel, and it features plenty of that read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 18, 2022

 What a cute kid! He's not Spanky and he probably made only one film in his whole life but we noticed him...and if you did too, you may remember what film he appeared in. Test your memory and give a guess.As always, if you are not familiar with the rules to the Impossibly Difficult Name that Mo read more
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