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Western Roundup: TCMFF and Winchester ’73

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on Apr 30, 2019

Western Roundup: TCMFF and Winchester ’73 The 10th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival, also known as TCMFF, recently took place in Hollywood, California. It was my eighth time to attend the festival, which ran from April 11th through 14th, 2019. TCMFF 2019, a classic movie-goers paradis read more

A beaded superstition?

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Apr 30, 2019

It's been said Carole Lombard could wear nearly anything -- such as a large piece of fabric draped over her by Travis Banton, as seen above -- and make it look great. But it also led to some misconceptions about her fashion beliefs.Take the June 1934 issue of Silver Screen, with Jean Harlow on the c read more

Rd 5 Mr. and Mrs. Tournament

All Good Things Posted by monty on Apr 30, 2019

Here we go with rd 5 Rd 5-1: Which film do you like more? Rd 5-2: Which film do you like more? Rd 5-3: Which film do you like more? Rd 5-4: Which film do you like more? Rd 5-5: Which film do you like more? Rd 5-6: Which film do you like more? Rd 5-7: Which film do you like mo read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Apr 29, 2019

“Some of the young players think that all that is required of them is learning lines and speaking them when their cue comes. They stand staring at you with vacant eyes, concentrating on what they have to say, instead of listening to and concentrating on what you are saying.” –Fay read more

On DVD: Garbo and Gilbert in A Woman of Affairs (1928)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Apr 29, 2019

With Clarence Brown directing and a polished cast headed by Greta Garbo and John Gilbert, A Woman of Affairs (1928) rises above the limitations of its material: a scandalous novel neutered for the screen. Now available on DVD from Warner Archive, this second pairing of Brown and Garbo’s celebr read more

In Defense of the Musical Lost Horizon

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Apr 29, 2019

A glimpse of Shangri-La. It was a boxoffice bomb and savaged by critics. It barely recouped 25% of its budget, leading the movie industry to label it "The Lost Investment." Time hasn't been kind to it. Rather than becoming a cult film, it has been lambasted in books such as The Fifty Worst Fil read more

Musical Monday: Too Many Girls (1940)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Apr 29, 2019

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: Too Many Girls (1940) – read more

Heimweh....dort wo die Blumen Blüh'n ( 1957 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 29, 2019

Somewhere I read that if you watch one Heimatfilm you've seen them all. That is a bit of a stretch, but it is true that after seeing twenty or so, they begin to blur together.  In Hollywood pictures you would find character actors who appeared more frequently in one type of genre than in other read more

'Absolutely authentic'...and expensive, too

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Apr 29, 2019

Ever wanted your own autographed Carole Lombard picture? Well, you can...but more on that later. But if you have any doubt about the veracity of the signature, here's a close-up:And a comment from my unquestioned authority on Lombard autographs, Carole Sampeck:"Absolutely authentic. ...Nice, clean s read more

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 28, 2019

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf Directed by Mike Nichols Written by Ernest Lehman from a play by Edward Albee 1966/USA Warner Bros./Chenault Productions First viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die This goes immediately on top of my Best New-to- Me Films of 2019 read more

What We Do in the Shadows (2014, Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 28, 2019

What We Do in the Shadows is strong from the first scene. An alarm clock goes off at six. A hand reaches over to hit snooze. Only it’s six at night and the hand is reaching from a coffin. Shadows’s a mockumentary (though I sort of want to start calling them docucomedies after this one); the unseen read more

Iconic films, iconic building

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Apr 28, 2019

It's November 1936, and Carole Lombard, aided by Superior Court judge (and future Los Angeles mayor) Fletcher Bowron, officially adopts her new moniker, divorcing herself from birth name Jane Alice Peters. She did it downtown at the Hall of Records. Carole was no stranger to downtown LA by any means read more

Wagon Master (1950)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 28, 2019

“Wagons west are rolling…” – Sons of The Pioneers Despite being a tighter film, Wagon Train still bears the irrefutable mark of John Ford. Together with producer Meridian C. Cooper, he crafts a piece of work as near to a fully realized articulation of his vision as he probab read more

Unsane (2018)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Apr 27, 2019

US / 98 minutes / color / Extension 765, New Regency, Regency, Bleecker Street, Fingerprint Dir: Steven Soderbergh Pr: Joseph Malloch Scr: Jonathan Bernstein, James Greer Cine: Peter Andrews (i.e., Steven Soderbergh) Cast: Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah, Juno Temple, Aimee Mullins, Amy Irvi read more

A Many Splendored Thing: The 2019 TCM Film Festival – Part 2

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Apr 27, 2019

Hollywood Boulevard: The calm before the storm Two weeks ago today, I was with my older daughter, Veronica, in sunny Los Angeles, joyfully immersed in the world of cinema (and the circus-like atmosphere that is Hollywood Boulevard) at the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival. As I look I my window in read more

Until it's issued again...

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Apr 27, 2019

...here's the only way you can get Carole Lombard's breakthrough movie, "Twentieth Century," on DVD, more than 14 years after its issue. (As for its existence on Blu-ray, forget it.)One of these days, it'll be upgraded, with all the bells and whistles it deserves. For now, this is the best we can do read more

2019 Turner Classic Movies Film Festival (#TCMFF) Recap: The Works!

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Apr 27, 2019

2019 Turner Classic Movies Film Festival (#TCMFF) Recap: The Works! I was excited to be attending my fifth Turner Classic Movies Film Festival this April 11 – 14. The fact that it was the festival’s 10th anniversary and TCM’s 25th anniversary made it something special indeed. read more

Rd 4 Mr. and Mrs. Tournament

All Good Things Posted by monty on Apr 27, 2019

Here we go with rd 4 Rd 4: Which film do you like better? Rd 4: Which film do you like better? Rd 4: Which film do you like better? Rd 4: Which film do you like better? Rd 4: Which film do you like better? Rd 4: Which film do you like better? Rd 4: Which film do you like b read more

3 Godfathers (1948)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 26, 2019

3 Godfathers is a Christmas western if there ever was one and it’s probably the most sensitive picture that John Ford ever made. Anyone familiar with Don Siegel’s short film Star in the Night (1945) might recognize basic similarities with this picture based on the same biblical motif of read more

TCM Classic Film Festival 2019: The Guests

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Apr 26, 2019

There was such a reflective vibe at TCMFF 2019. I'm sure this was due in part to the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the festival and the 25th year of TCM, but I think it was mostly because we are living in chaotic times and are in constant need of getting our bearings. I found this mood in m read more
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