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Oscar Predictions 2019

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Feb 8, 2020

Wow, hard to believe another great year has passed. 2020 is especially exciting here at The Best Picture Project because it marks 10 years since I started this blog. It’s hard to believe I’ve been writing about film here for an entire decade! I love that I’m still able to keep this labor of love read more

Paris Underground ( 1945 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 8, 2020

During World War II, it was difficult enough trying to aid one British airman in escaping Germany under the watchful eyes of the Nazis, but one woman not only managed to sneak one airman out of the country but 150 soldiers! This woman was Etta Shiber, a Manhattan housewife who adopted Paris, France, read more

The Night Court Theme Fits All #4: The Witcher

The Stop Button Posted by on Feb 8, 2020

Joey Batey really does belong in the eighties as a sitcom sidekick, doesn’t he? Opening credits for the Netflix series, “The Witcher”, done “Night Court”-style read more

Classic Movie Beginner’s Guide: Kirk Douglas

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 8, 2020

With this ongoing series, our goal is to help people who are new to classic movies, get a foothold. To make it easy, we give you 4 representative choices and then some supplementary options. Sadly, with the passing of Kirk Douglas earlier this week at 103 years of age, it seemed apropos to tackle hi read more

Star Trek: Picard (2020) s01e03 – The End is the Beginning

The Stop Button Posted by on Feb 8, 2020

This episode ends where the second episode should’ve ended, with the Jerry Goldsmith Star Trek: The Motion Picture theme (i.e. “The Next Generation” theme) and a starship going into a very boring warp. It took Picard (Patrick Stewart) and his band of sidekicks all episode to get into space; apparen read more

Monsters and Matinees: Still buzzing about ‘The Fly’ trilogy

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Feb 8, 2020

It’s easy to think of the 1958 film The Fly in two words: “help me.” That phrase – often said in a silly high-pitched voice meant to mimic the film – is from an iconic moment that still brings chills today. It’s so popular that the actors even signed autographs with “help me.” read more

Twelve Shorts for the Shortest Month #8: Katchem Kate (1912)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 8, 2020

US / 11 minutes / bw / Biograph, General Film Company Dir: Mack Sennett Scr: Dell Henderson Cine: Percy Higginson Cast: Mabel Normand, Fred Mace, Jack Pickford, Vivian Prescott, Anthony O’Sullivan, Frank Opperman, Sylvia Ashton An early Mack Sennett silent that’s of interest because it can be read read more

A last-minute option not taken

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Feb 8, 2020

Carole Lombard is shown near the Indiana State Capitol on Jan. 15, 1942, as she helped kick off the inaugural war bond rally of World War II. It would be her last full day on earth, as the following evening she and 21 others -- including her mother, Elizabeth Peters, and MGM publicist/chaperone Otto read more

Kill!

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Feb 7, 2020

Kill! (Kiru) Directed by Kihachi Okamoto Written by Kihachi Okamoto and Akira Murao from a novel by Shugoro Yamamoto 1968/Japan IMDb link First viewing/Criterion Channel   Brilliantly choreographed action and Tatsuya Nakadai’s acting are the highlights of this somewhat confusing story. Na read more

Duel (1971, Steven Spielberg), the theatrical version

The Stop Button Posted by on Feb 7, 2020

The first act of Duel ought to be enough to carry it. Spielberg’s direction, Frank Morriss’s editing, even Jack A. Marta’s workman photography—it’s spellbinding. It even gets through lead Dennis Weaver calling home to fight with his wife and revealing to the audience he’s a wuss. See, last read more

Gorgeous Googie architecture, if not quite built like Lombard

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Feb 7, 2020

Carole Lombard's Lily Garland, lingerie saleslady turned Broadway star, ponders life in the pre-Code screwball classic "Twentieth Century"...though I'm guessing many of you were distracted by Lombard's/Lily's luscious leg, wrapped in a shiny silk stocking. Ah, the power of hosiery.So when this pic c read more

Parasite (2019): Bong Joon-ho’s Household Thriller

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 7, 2020

I heard in an interview director Bong Joon-ho had the idea for Parasite percolating in his mind for a long time, and it was born out of the most curious forms of inspiration. In college, he used to tutor English for the child of a rich family. From that point of disembarkation, he started asking &# read more

Marriage Story

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Feb 7, 2020

Marriage Story opens with a montage narrating the things Nicole and Charlie love about each other. These look like ordinary, everyday moments that only someone who loves you would notice. Bumping your head on the kitchen cabinet your partner left open. Cups of tea left around the house. The way you read more

Classic Movie Travels: Gale Storm

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Feb 7, 2020

Gale Storm Gale Storm was an actress and singer who found herself starring in two popular television shows of the 1950s. Several of her songs were top ten hits, with “I Hear You Knockin'” being one of the many favorites enjoyed by fans. While cast in many B movies, Storm nonetheless s read more

Twelve Shorts for the Shortest Month #7: Memoria (2013)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 7, 2020

Denmark / 6½ minutes / color / Animation Workshop Dir: Elísabet Ýr Atladóttir Production supervisors: Anja Perl, Michelle Nardone Story supervisor: Uri Kranot Story consultant: Michael Valeur Animation supervisor: Sean Ermey Voice cast: Shilo Duffy, William J.J. Nielsen, Michelle Nardone, Robert read more

Classic Films in Focus: OLD ACQUAINTANCE (1943)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Feb 7, 2020

Old Acquaintance (1943) is primarily famous today for a scene in which Bette Davis violently shakes her off screen nemesis Miriam Hopkins and then offers a very insincere "sorry" to her victim, but if you watch the entire film you'll be completely on Bette's side about Miriam needing to be shaken. D read more

SCREENPLAY BY: Carl Foreman

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Feb 6, 2020

SCREENPLAY BY: Carl Foreman On February 6, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized The absolute omnishambles that was Carl Foreman’s career in Hollywood should be a lesson in decency, morals and how not to treat people and his blacklisting, along with that read more

Short Film Review: Meet the Author by Steve Blackwood (2018)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Feb 6, 2020

A few months ago, actor Steve Blackwood (Days of Our Lives, In the Light of the Moon) contacted me via The Wonderful World of Cinema‘s Facebook page to talk to me about his short film Meet the Author (2018). He directed it, wrote the screenplay and plays the main role. I felt highly honoured w read more

All Rise (2019) s01e14 – Bye Bye Bernie

The Stop Button Posted by on Feb 6, 2020

This episode is series story editor Mellori Velasquez’s first episode as the credited writer. And, wow, either she’s really and at the dialogue or they went exceptionally cheap on the supporting cast. For example, Chelsea Rendon’s murder trial defendant. There’s no reason Rendon should be bad read more

Rd 1 Classic Movie Actress Tennis Tourney (Doubles)

All Good Things Posted by monty on Feb 6, 2020

Here we go with the second part of the Classic Movie Actress Tennis Tourney with doubles play. Rd 1: Which pair do you think would win? Rd 1: Which pair do you think would win? Rd 1: Which pair do you think would win? read more
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