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book: The Red Widow Murders (1935) by John Dickson Carr writing as Carter Dickson

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jul 8, 2019

Not so long ago the young Lord Mantling inherited his title and the family estate, and soon his townhouse in London is due to be pulled down. This means he can open a room that’s been boarded up for years, a room that the terms of inheritance insist must be kept sealed until such time as the read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jul 8, 2019

After a running start to the festival by seeing two delightful films with an engaged audience, I was ready to add some Pre-Code to my time at TCM Film Festival. Thankfully, there were plenty of opportunities to indulge in some enticing Pre-Code films, in addition to a variety of panel discussions a read more

Rd 1 (60's Era) Classic Movie Actress Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Jul 8, 2019

Here we go with rd 1 featuring 60's era actresses 1960's era Rd 1: Which actress do you like more? 1960's era Rd 1: Which actress do you like more? 1960's Era Rd 1: Which actress do you like more? 1960's era Rd 1: Which actress do you like more? read more

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Jul 7, 2019

The Trouble with Angels (1966) was the last film that Ida Lupino directed, coming at the tail end of her long period as a television director. In many ways, it represents a sharp departure from the socially conscious noirs that she’s best known for, and yet for fans of the film, it feels like an read more

Le Samourai (1967)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jul 7, 2019

Le Samourai Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville Written by Jean-Pierre Melville and Georges Pellegrin from a novel by Joan McLeod 1967/France/Italy CICC/Fida Cinematografica/etc. Repeat viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Melville’s excellent neo-noir and its ant read more

This Magic Moment: The Apartment

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jul 7, 2019

While a film may be 2 hours or more in length, there are those special moments - unforgettable moments - that linger in the heart and mind. These moments can crystallize in a flash all we need to know about a character or their story. They are the poetry of motion or a word or a look that jolts the read more

Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Hello Dolly 50th Anniversary” (Giveaway runs now through July 27)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jul 7, 2019

Win tickets to see “Hello Dolly” on the Big Screen!In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun Aug 11 and Wed Aug 14 CMH continues with our 4th year of our partnership with Fathom Events – with the 9th of our 14 movie ticket giveaways for 2019, courtesy of Fathom Events! That said, we’ll be giving read more

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Jul 7, 2019

To begin with, Gone with the Wind is a woman’s story. Mr. Cukor, one of Hollywood’s finest directors and the man who has directed Hepburn and Garbo in some of their best, is known as a woman’s director to many classic movie fans. He was simply something that most at time wouldn’t really read more

When Hollywood was shakin' all over

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 7, 2019

Carole Lombard and Randolph Scott comfort each other in this still from "Supernatural," the film they were making in March 1933 when something happened in Hollywood that current Angelenos can relate to.Yep, an earthquake, which struck at 5:55 p.m. on Friday, March 10...and though it only registered read more

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Jul 7, 2019

  Westworld Had a Really Dark View of What theme-parks were like as its view caused a drop in people at Disneyland. It also had dark view of humanity.  today i talk about this cult classic and the TV show n its respective follow ups about how westworld addresses the bleak future of our world read more

Taverna Maldita (1955) / Pete Kelly's Blues (1955)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Jul 7, 2019

Taverna Maldita (1955) / Pete Kelly's Blues (1955) A história começa em 1915 em Nova Orleans, onde um membro de uma família negra está sendo enterrado no campo, à margem do rio. Depois do funeral, uma corneta cai no chão. A linha do tempo pula para 1919, Jersey City, onde a mesma corneta, read more

Rd 1 (50's Era) Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Jul 7, 2019

Here we go with rd 1 featuring the 50's era actresses 1950's Era Rd 1: Which actress do you like more? 1950's Era Rd 1: Which actress do you like more? 1950's Era Rd 1: Which actress do you like more? 1950's Era Rd 1: which actress do you like more? read more

The Boatniks (1970): A Balboa Island Sit-Com

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 6, 2019

I won’t make any pretense that The Boatniks is a great movie by any means but surely it speaks to some favorable quality when you enjoy something for its sheer goofiness, a certain sense of nostalgia, and the overall familiarity that pervades the material. Yes, it’s a long sitcom episod read more

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jul 6, 2019

Cool Hand Luke Directed by Stuart Rosenberg Written by Don Pearce and Frank Pierson from Pearce’s novel 1967/USA Jalem Productions Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die The Christ symbolism and anti-establishment message haven’t aged all that well. read more

JOHN PAUL JONES

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jul 6, 2019

On the Fourth of July Turner Classic Movies screened the 1959 historical biopic JOHN PAUL JONES. I was watching the White Sox game at the time, but I caught up with the movie a couple days later. JOHN PAUL JONES was produced by Samuel Bronston, who is best known for making big-budget epics such as read more

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019, Jon Watts)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 6, 2019

Spider-Man: Far From Home spends so much of its runtime being a constant delight, the first sign of trouble passes. Something where director Watts needs to connect doesn’t connect, only it doesn’t really matter because it doesn’t seem like it needs to connect too hard. Then the third act is this read more

Part of our Heritage is Universal

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 6, 2019

On a morning Angelenos absorb all sorts of earth-shaking news both literal (an earthquake rolled through southern California last night, for the second time in as many days) and figurative (the long-suffering Los Angeles Clippers signed NBA finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, then traded for All-Star Paul Geo read more

Classic Movie Travels: Mae Busch

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jul 6, 2019

Classic Movie Travels: Mae Busch Mae Busch Mae Busch worked with so many Hollywood greats during her lifetime. Billed as the “Versatile Vamp” during the silent era, she also enjoyed success during the time of talkies. Throughout her career, she worked alongside the likes of Erich von Stroheim, read more

Criminal Passion (1994 DTV)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jul 6, 2019

US / 97 minutes / color / Planet, DreamLogic, Trimark Dir: Donna Deitch Pr: Donald P. Borchers Scr: Max Strom, John Allen Nelson Cine: Joey Forsyte Cast: Joan Severance, Anthony John Denison, John Allen Nelson, David Labiosa, Wolfgang Bodison, Shannon Wilcox, Henry Darrow, Rachel Ticotin, Janet MacL read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jul 5, 2019

The entertainment industry has had its share of challenges to overcome. In reflecting upon the many issue that arouse, one of the most prominent ones was the blacklist. Occurring during the trying time of McCarthyism, the entire nation was experiencing the effects of the Red Scare, leading to an in read more
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