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The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 21, 2022

 This is a fun one. When I first saw this flash on the screen it reminded me of Jessica Fletcher's debut novel, "The Corpse Danced at Midnight" in Murder, She Wrote. Let's see how long it will take you to remember which film this novel came from. As always, if you are not familiar with the rule read more

THE MYSTERIOUS DR. FU MANCHU On Blu-ray From Kino

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jun 20, 2022

 Kino has released a true (and rare) treat on Blu-ray--the two Fu Manchu films made by Paramount during the early talkie period. THE MYSTERIOUS DR. FU MANCHU (1929) and THE RETURN OF FU MANCHU (1930) were both directed by Rowland V. Lee, and Warner Oland plays the nefarious doctor in each. I'll read more

4K UHD Blu-ray Review: Marnie

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Jun 20, 2022

Distributor: Universal Studios Release Date: May 10, 2022 Region: Region Free Length: 02:10:24 Video — 4K UHD: 2160P (HEVC, H.265 – HDR10) Blu-ray: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: 2.0 English DTS-HD Master Audio Alternate Audio — 4K UHD: 2.0 DTS Audio French Audio 2.0 DTS Audio Italian Audio 2.0 read more

Kolchak Returns in The Night Strangler

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jun 20, 2022

Things have not gone well for brash reporter Carl Kolchak since he destroyed a vampire in Las Vegas in The Night Stalker (1972). Most people don't believe his story and those who know it's true have quashed it. After relocating to Seattle, Kolchak (Darren McGavin) convinces his former editor Tony Vi read more

Musical Monday: Gold Diggers in Paris (1938)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jun 20, 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: Gold Diggers in Paris (1938 read more

You're Invited! HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1920s-1980s: ART DECO ELEGANCE Online Event 7/17

GlamAmor Posted by on Jun 20, 2022

July 17 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 FASHION IN read more

UNCLE WAS A VAMPIRE On Blu-ray From Severin

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jun 18, 2022

 Included in Severin's THE EUROCRYPT OF CHRISTOPHER LEE COLLECTION 2 Blu-ray box set is the 1959 Italian horror spoof TEMPI DURI PER I VAMPIRI, known in English-speaking countries as UNCLE WAS A VAMPIRE. I wrote a blog post on this movie a few years ago (dandayjr35.blogspot.com/2017/04/unc read more

Film Albums: Listen to the Movies with Ferrante and Teicher

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

Ferrante and Teicher were the most popular pianists of the twentieth century and released dozens of albums during their heyday between the late 1950s and 1980s. These two bespectacled Americans wrote beautiful arrangements of numerous film themes which they popularized by playing in their signature read more

The Paleface (1948)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 18, 2022

As a kid, I was fond of Frank Tashlin’s Son of Paleface for a myriad of reasons. Thanks to that esteemed institution known as the local library I was well-versed in the Hope & Crosby Road Pictures by an early age and Roy Rogers was probably second-only to Gene Autry as king of the Singing read more

Special Guest on TCM's FOLLOW THE THREAD Series

GlamAmor Posted by on Jun 18, 2022

As I continue my History of Fashion in Film series online - the 1920s can be viewed on demand and the 1930s are July 17 - Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has launched their own series celebrating costume design called Follow the Thread. Inspired by the Met Exhibition and hosted by Al read more

Watch HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM: THE JAZZ AGE on Vimeo!

GlamAmor Posted by on Jun 17, 2022

 Last weekend, a couple hundred fans of film and fashion came together online to celebrate the Jazz Age for the first event in my History of Fashion in Film 1920s-1980s series! We discussed the costume designers and style icons from the earliest days of Hollywood through the 1920s - focusi read more

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – Tol’able David (1921)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Jun 17, 2022

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – Tol’able David (1921) One of the great joys of American silent film is not only the “up close and personal” look at times gone by, but seeing how people regarded even earlier times gone by. We associate the early to mid-20th century with Americana today, read more

Robert Young, Maureen O'Hara, and Clifton Webb are "Sitting Pretty"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jun 17, 2022

Robert Young, Maureen O'Hara, and Clifton Webb are "Sitting Pretty" Sitting Pretty (1948) is an American comedy directed by Walter Lang and starring Robert Young, Maureen O'Hara, and Clifton Webb. Other members of the cast include Richard Haydn, Betty Lynn, and Ed Begley.Harry King (Young) read more

Scaramouche (1952)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 16, 2022

Like many of the archetypal tales of literature or film, Scaramouche is a story of the aristocrats warring against the common man or closer still the common man throwing off the shackles placed upon him by his oppressor. The dynamic is spelled out in an early scene as that ill-fated debutante (Nina read more

From the Archives: Texas Carnival ( 1951 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 15, 2022

Esther Williams and Ann Miller are pictured alongside Red Skelton in Texas Carnival, one of his best films for MGM. The publicity department promoted the film as an Esther Williams vehicle but Red Skelton was really the star of this show, the last of four films the twosome made together. From t read more

Silver Screen Standards: The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Jun 14, 2022

Silver Screen Standards: The Lady from Shanghai (1947) Despite the icy cold shade of Rita Hayworth’s hair, The Lady from Shanghai (1947) plays like a fever dream, confusing and sweat-soaked, long before it reaches its famous funhouse climax. It’s a favorite among classic noir fans even though read more

Anne of The Indies (1951)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 14, 2022

“What should it trouble a man to gain the whole world but lose his soul” – Herbert Marshall There’s not a finer prospect I can think of than a Jacques Tourneur-helmed swashbuckler starring Jean Peters as a swarthy pirate who terrorizes the high seas. At this point in her car read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jun 14, 2022

Music and movies have been closely intertwined since the film industry’s early days. As new music genres emerged, they would often be featured in popular films. The emergence of rock music is no exception; many rock songs have been featured and popularized through classic and contemporary film read more

4K UHD Blu-ray Review: Saboteur

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Jun 14, 2022

Distributor: Universal Studios Release Date: May 10, 2022 Region: Region Free Length: 01:49:09 Video — 4K UHD: 2160P (HEVC, H.265 – HDR10) Blu-ray: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: 2.0 English Mono DTS-HD Master Audio Alternate Audio (4K UHD): 2.0 Mono French DTS 2.0 Italian DTS 2.0 German DTS 2.0 read more

ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: A Star is Born (1954)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jun 13, 2022

ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: A Star is Born (1954) On June 13, 2022 By CarolIn Uncategorized Image from Pinterest June 2022, the 10th to be precise, marks the centenary of Judy Garland’s birth. The BFI in my city is having a Judy season and I am, logical read more
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