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TCM Classic Film Festival Gears Up for April

Backlots Posted by Lara on Mar 10, 2019

It’s getting to be that time of year again–when film fans from around the globe descend on Hollywood Boulevard to attend the TCM Classic Film Festival, a classic Hollywood celebration of epic proportions. This will be the 10th year of this highly anticipated festival, held between Apri read more

Quote: Lina Wertmüller on Fellini and Marcello Mastroianni

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Mar 10, 2019

Image Source Federico and Marcello never took each other too seriously.They both mocked each other for their diva status.They didn't really buy into it.They never lost their sense of humor. -Lina Wertmüller, about Federico Fellini and Marcello Mastoianni Quote Source read more

Film Noir Review: Angel Face (1953)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danilo Castro on Mar 10, 2019

“If I were a cop, and not a very bright cop at that, I’d say that your story was as phony as a three dollar bill.” The quality of a film can usually be gauged by a few key elements. A quality director? A capable writer? A cast of talented actors? If the answer is yes to most of, if read more


Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Mar 10, 2019

(1983) Written and directed by David Cronenberg; Starring: James Woods, Deborah Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky, Leslie Carlson and Jack Creley; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: **** “…what if the images that you pulled up were really quite extreme, disturbing, possib read more

It Happened Tomorrow (1944)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 10, 2019

Rene Clair makes no justifications for his flights of fancy and it’s true that the stuff is unabashedly whimsical to the zenith. He made a reputation for himself in his native France for his playful cinema and for the decade or so he was in Hollywood (1935-1945) he continued much in the same read more

Stany stands up for writers

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Mar 10, 2019

As far as I know, this is the only image of Carole Lombard and Barbara Stanwyck, taken on Thanksgiving 1936 at Barbara's ranch in the San Fernando Valley. They were friends, each at the time romantically linked to Hollywood heartthrobs they later married (Lombard to Clark Gable, Stany to Robert Tayl read more

O Solar Maldito (1960) / House of Usher (1960)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Mar 10, 2019

O Solar Maldito (1960) / House of Usher (1960) Há poucas coisas melhores que um bom filme de terror. E não há quase nada melhor que uma boa adaptação de uma das aterrorizantes histórias de Edgar Allan Poe. Poe é um dos meus autores favoritos, e sua obra encontrou um lugar perfeito nas read more

Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Ben-Hur” (Giveaway runs now through Mar 30)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Mar 10, 2019

Win tickets to see “Ben-Hur” 60th Anniversary on the Big Screen! In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun Apr 14 & Wed Apr 17 You’re either for me or against me! – Messala If that is the choice, then I am against you. – Judah Ben-Hur CMH continues with our 4th year of our partnership read more

What’s Happening in Classics: March 2019

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Mar 10, 2019

The CMH Guide for March 2019 What’s Happening at CMH and Beyond… Hi, we’re changing our format a bit here, so that we’re just not presenting a laundry list of ‘the same’ classic channels and programs for you — instead, we’ll be focusing on a few highli read more

Down Argentine Way ( 1940 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 9, 2019

Betty Grable and Don Ameche head south of the border in one of the most delightful Fox musicals of the 1940s - Down Argentine Way. Sparkling Technicolor, musical melodies to tickle your fancy, an amusing script, and Carmen Miranda chica-chica-booming in her tutti-frutti way are just a few of the ple read more

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957, Jack Arnold)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 9, 2019

The Incredible Shrinking Man is an enormous feat. It succeeds thanks to director Arnold, writer Richard Matheson, and star Grant Williams. Arnold’s arguably got the greatest successes; he carefully lays the groundwork for the film’s eventual startling visuals. To get to the startling ones, Arnold’s read more

Rd 6 Classic Screen Villains Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Mar 9, 2019

Rd 6: Which classic screen villain is better? Rd 6: Which classic screen villain is better? Rd 6: Which classic screen villain is better? Rd 6: Which classic screen villain is better? Rd 6: Which classic screen villain is better? Rd 6: Which classic s read more

book: The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (2005) by Lauren Willig

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Mar 9, 2019

Since the last novel I read (Martha Cooley’s The Archivist) was pretty intense, I decided I needed to tackle next a piece of froth, which led me to The Secret History of the Pink Carnation. Q: Is The Secret History of the Pink Carnation froth? A: You bet. Q: Absolute froth? A: Frothier than t read more

THE RICHARD MATHESON BLOGATHON: The Twilight Zone, Nick of Time (1960)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Mar 9, 2019

Wide Screen World and Moon in Gemini are our hosts for The Richard Matheson Blogathon running on March 9th and 10th. Thank you, Rich and Debbie.  Richard Matheson 1926-2013 Along with the acclaim and admiration of countless fans, Richard Matheson was the recipient of Lifetime Achievemen read more

Night Train to Munich (1940)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Mar 9, 2019

vt In Disguise; vt Night Train UK / 95 minutes / bw / Twentieth Century, MGM Dir: Carol Reed Pr: Edward Black Scr: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder Story: Gordon Wellesley Cine: Otto Kanturek Cast: Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison, Paul von Hernried (i.e., Paul Henreid), Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Ja read more

Carole packs a punch in Danish (again)

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Mar 9, 2019

"Nothing Sacred," Carole Lombard's Technicolor laughfest, was popular across the globe, no matter what language audiences spoke. One of those languages was Danish, as we discovered two months ago when a program that may have been from a 1948 re-release was advertised on eBay (https://carole-and-co.l read more

The Pornographers (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 8, 2019

The Pornographers (1966) (Erogotoshi-tachi yori: Jinruigaku nyumon) Directed by Shohei Imamura Written by Shohei Imamura and Koji Numata from a novel by Akiyuki Nosaka 1966/Japan Imamura Productions/Nikkatsu First viewing/Netflix rental   Another Imamura film that went over my head. Mr. Ogata t read more

Encore podcast: The Marlon Brando-Wally Cox Connection

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Mar 8, 2019

One man was one of the most iconoclastic and controversial actors of the 20th century -- the other was the voice of Underdog on a Saturday morning cartoon show. But once they met on an Illinois schoolyard, nine-year-olds Marlon Brando and Wally Cox became lifelong friends -- and even lovers, accordi read more

Book Review--Southern History on Screen: Race and Rights 1976-2016

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Mar 8, 2019

Southern History on Screen: Race and Rights 1976-2016 Ed. Brian M. Jack University Press of Kentucky, 2019 For all the liberties it takes with the truth, cinema has always had a strong influence on reality. Whether it is the reflection of societal unrest or the ability to inspire movements among th read more

SCREENPLAY BY: Frances Marion

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Mar 8, 2019

SCREENPLAY BY: Frances Marion On March 8, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the 1920s and 30s were, actually, surprisingly kind to female screenwriters – as kind as the Hollywood studio system could be anyway. And n read more