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Musical Monday: Music in My Heart (1940)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jun 24, 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: Music in My Heart (1940) read more

Lombard by Richee, richly done

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jun 24, 2019

Paramount's Eugene Robert Richee took a back seat to no photographer when it came to capturing Carole Lombard's eroticism; proof is shown above in that promotional still for 1933's "White Woman." (OK, William E. Thomas at Pathe was a bit more blatant about it with his portraits of a younger Carole.) read more

book: Lady Living Alone (1945) by Peter Curtis (pseudonym of Norah Lofts)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jun 23, 2019

I’d forgotten until reminded recently that, relatively early in her career, Norah Lofts wrote four novels that could be loosely described as suspensers under the pseudonym Peter Curtis; in fact, one of them, You’re Best Alone (1943), is mentioned in my Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film read more

In the Wake of the Bounty (1933): o primeiro filme the Errol Flynn

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Jun 23, 2019

In the Wake of the Bounty (1933): o primeiro filme the Errol Flynn In the Wake of the Bounty (1933): Errol Flynn's first film Muitos de nós devem ter conhecido a história do motim a bordo do navio HMS Bounty através de um filme. De farto, o famoso motim foi levado para as telas muitas veze read more

Apa (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 23, 2019

Apa (Father) Directed by Istvan Szabo Written by Istvan Szabo 1966/Hungary MAFILM3 Jatekfilmstudio First viewing/Amazon Instant   Wry tragi-comedy parallels one boy’s history and that of Hungary. Tako Bence’s doctor father died in 1945 when he was just six.  Tako spends the next twe read more

I am woman, watch me direct

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jun 23, 2019

Carole Lombard gives famed director Alfred Hitchcock a taste of his own medicine when she guides him through his traditional cameo in "Mr. & Mrs. Smith." But who guided Carole during her brief, atypical fling behind the camera? Perhaps this woman had something to do with it: The lady with Carole is read more

THE HOTTER'NELL BLOGATHON: Heat Lightning (1934)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jun 23, 2019

Steve at MovieMovieBlogBlog The Sequel is adding to the summertime heat with a blogathon focusing on those movies and shows set under a torturous sun. June 21 - 23 are the days for extra sunscreen.  Day 1 recap   Day 2 recap   Day 3 recap Aline McMahon, Ann Dv read more

Malcolm (1986, Nadia Tass)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 23, 2019

Malcolm has strange plotting. The film runs just ninety minutes—like you don’t really believe that official ninety minute runtime and it doesn’t feel like they’re rounding up from eighty-nine either. The film’s light and it seems to be coming from the drama. There really isn’t any. There’s read more

The Uninvited Ghost (2010)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jun 22, 2019

US, Canada / 18 minutes / color / Echo North Dir, Scr: Heather Schmidt, Birgit U.E. Doll Pr: Heather Schmidt Cine: Gabriele Kislat Cast: Bob Bancroft, Clare Salstrom, Emory Murchison. A completely charming short that almost certainly doesn’t belong here but that I liked so much I persuaded myself read more

Heatwave (1982, Phillip Noyce)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 22, 2019

Heatwave is not a film noir. It seems like it ought to be one, but it’s not. It’s got all the pieces to be a film noir, but the way director Noyce assembles them doesn’t result in noir. There are occasionally these heavily stylized slow motion sequences. Sometimes Noyce and editor John Scott emphas read more

Au hasard Balthazar (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 22, 2019

Au hasard Balthazar Directed by Robert Bresson Written by Robert Bresson 1966/France/Sweden Argos Films/Athos Films/Parc Film/Svensk Filmindustri First viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Marie’s mother: He’s worked enough. He’s old. He’s all read more

Examining a rainy February day in LA

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jun 22, 2019

Carole Lombard looks busy with ranch chores in this photo, though it's actually a file shot used by William Randolph Hearst's Los Angeles Examiner. And chances are the day this ran -- Friday, Feb. 21, 1941 -- neither she nor husband Clark Gable were doing much of anything at their Encino home.That's read more

COMEDY GOLD #16: Animal and Shapiro from Stalag 17 (1953)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jun 22, 2019

COMEDY GOLD #16: Animal and Shapiro from Stalag 17 (1953) On June 22, 2019June 22, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Birthday boy Billy Wilder’s flair for balacing comedy and drama in the same movie is legendary and revered. And, barring The Apartmen read more

The Book of Henry (2017)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jun 22, 2019

US / 105 minutes / color / Sidney Kimmel, Double Nickel, Focus Dir: Colin Trevorrow Pr: Sidney Kimmel, Carla Hacken, Jenette Kahn, Adam Richman Scr: Gregg Hurwitz Cine: John Schwartzman, Jack Donnelly Cast: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman, Lee Pace, Maddie Ziegler, Dea read more

Les Deux Anglaises et Le Continent ( 1971 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 22, 2019

While recovering at home from a leg injury, Claude ( Jean-Pierre Léaud ) meets Anne Brown ( Kika Markham ), the daughter of his mother's old friend, who has come to France to study art. She invites Claude to spend the summer with her sister Muriel ( Stacey Tendeter ) and her mother at thei read more

Bullitt (1968)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 21, 2019

There was never a better city for crime pictures than San Francisco. Much of this reputation comes from Bullitt and the enduring cool of its hero Steve McQueen. He had many great films and he was a part of some truly epic ensembles including The Magnificent Seven and The Great Escape, but Bullitt i read more


Caftan Woman Posted by on Jun 21, 2019

Click here to join the journey as Quiggy of The Midnite Drive-In takes us on a journey to movies set or made in Australia with The Blizzard of Oz Blogathon running on June 21-23. John Cleary's acclaimed 1952 novel The Sundowners was a natural for the movies with i read more

Orson Welles's Radio Days

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Jun 21, 2019

In 1934, Orson Welles came to Broadway in a production of "Romeo and Juliet" and within a year he was putting his mellifluous voice to use by doing a lot of radio work, including as part of the stock company, imitating famous newsmakers, on "The March of Time." While producing and directing shows on read more

Is your life a rom-com? This weekend, it can be

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jun 21, 2019

Ever wished you could magically project yourself into a romantic comedy, such as Carole Lombard's "Hands Across The Table"? This weekend in Los Angeles, you can.It's through an inaugural event titled "Rom Com Fest," a tribute to a genre that's had its ups and downs over the decades and now appears t read more

Sum Up | Clearing Moorings: James Horner and the Wrath of Khan

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 21, 2019

It’s impossible to imagine Wrath of Khan without the James Horner score. When Star Trek II came out in 1982, it was the third of the late seventies, early eighties sci-fi franchises. Star Wars and Superman were both looking forward to their third films in 1982, while Trek was recovering from its tr read more