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Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jul 26, 2021

 (1967) Directed by: Konstantin Ershov and Georgiy Kropachyov; Written by Konstantin Ershov, Georgiy Kropachyov and Aleksandr Ptushko; Based on the story by Nikolay Gogol; Starring: Leonid Kuravlyov, Natalya Varley, Aleksey Glazyrin, Vadim Zakharchenko and Pyotr Vesklyarov; Available on Blu-ray read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jul 26, 2021

“To be pretty and to stay pretty are two different things. You can’t take anything for granted, and it’s foolish to think you can. You have to think ahead of how to build health and happiness. You have to learn to avoid what is going to hurt you or someone else.” –Sue Lyon Best read more

The Boys and Girls Film Book ( 1952 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 25, 2021

For the latest post in our new series covering movie memorabilia, we are putting the spotlight on a wonderful issue of the Boys' and Girls' Film Book from 1952. Unlike most American magazines that released issues monthly, Great Britain had a number of publishing companies that issued "annuals". read more

WORLD CINEMA: People on Sunday

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jul 25, 2021

WORLD CINEMA: People on Sunday On July 25, 2021 By CarolIn Uncategorized The absolute star power behind the little-known, 73-minute German delight People on Sunday (Menschen am Sonntag) is astonishing. Billy Wilder, check, Fred Zinnemann, check, Ed read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jul 25, 2021

“I want to entertain people. That’s my whole life. To my last breath.” –Elvis Presley Still the “King of Rock and Roll,” Elvis Presley is well remembered as a music legend. In addition to being a cultural icon, his performances on the stage as well as the screen exemplified read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 23, 2021

 This looks like a fun group of people. You don't have to guess who they are or what they are doing, just tell us which film this is a screenshot from and you can win a prize! As always, if you are not familiar with the rules of the game or the prize, simply click here. read more

LEGENDS OF WESTERN CINEMA WEEK: Female vocalists and Western movie theme songs

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jul 23, 2021

The 2021 edition of Legends of Western Cinema Week hosted by Rachel at Hamlette's Soliloquy, Heidi at Along the Brandywine, and Olivia at Meanwhile, in Rivendell is fast coming to a close. My final contribution to the online celebration is a look at three classic western movie theme songs.The s read more

Mutiny on The Bounty (1935) with Gable, Laughton, and Tone

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 22, 2021

More recently I’ve found myself straying away from period pieces and epics and not necessarily because there is something fundamentally off-putting about them. Nor do I think it can solely be blamed on my admittedly short attention span in this increasingly inane and vapid social media-fueled read more

Film Noir Review: He Ran All the Way (1951)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danilo Castro on Jul 22, 2021

“I wish I knew how you wanted me to be. If only you’d tell me.” Most fans who make their way through film noir will invariably stumble upon the tragedy of John Garfield. A remarkably naturalistic actor, Garfield was adept at taking hateable characters and humanizing them so much read more

BLACK WIDOW

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jul 21, 2021

 BLACK WIDOW is the first movie I've seen in a theater this year. It's not because I've been afraid to go, or wary of the experience. If the entertainment conglomerates would put out things that I actually want to see, I'd go all the time. But the pickings at the local multiplexes have been rat read more

LEGENDS OF WESTERN CINEMA WEEK: No Name on the Bullet, 1959

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jul 21, 2021

This review of the 1959 western No Name on the Bullet is a contribution to the Legends of Western Cinema Week hosted by Hamlette's Soliloquy, Along the Brandywine, and Meanwhile, in Rivendell this July 19 - 24, 2021.The online celebration of a favourite genre is an ongoing summertime treat.Audie Mur read more

Gene Tierney unravels the mystery surrounding “Dragonwyck”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jul 21, 2021

Gene Tierney unravels the mystery surrounding “Dragonwyck” Dragonwyck (1946) is an American historical drama directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Vincent Price, and Glenn Langan. The film is based on the bestselling novel of the same name read more

It Happened One Night (1934): Carrots and The Walls of Jericho

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 20, 2021

When I was growing up we had a VHS of Warner Bros. Bugs Bunny cartoons and like any lad my age, he was an immediate sensation. Casual, mischievous, and yet generally good-natured and out-and-out hilarious. I had no concept of cartoon logic and what made him so memorable as a cartoon character; you read more

Lives Behind the Legends: Doris Day – Looking For Love

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Arancha van der Veen on Jul 20, 2021

Lives Behind the Legends: Doris Day – Looking For Love Doris Day When you think of the iconic Doris Day, you probably think of a picture-perfect blonde who had it all — the all-American girl, the perfect housewife, the happy-go-lucky sweetheart. Doris almost seemed to personify the ideal read more

LEGENDS OF WESTERN CINEMA WEEK, 2021

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jul 19, 2021

 Hamlette's Soliloquy and Along the Brandywine are our hosts for the online celebration Legends of Western Cinema Week, during July 19 - 24. The celebration of our favourite westerns will be a treat during the strangeness of 2021. Click HERE or HERE to join the party. HERE'S THE "TAG" TO S read more

Michael Caine Meets a Billion Dollar Brain

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jul 19, 2021

Michael Caine as Harry Palmer.It was assuredly no easy task to follow in the footsteps of two of the best spy thrillers of the 1960s: The Ipcress File and Funeral in Berlin. So, one must cut a little slack for Billion Dollar Brain (1967), Michael Caine’s third outing as thief-turned-spy Harry read more

Musical Monday: Athena (1954)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jul 19, 2021

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: Athena (1954) – Musical read more

PORTRAIT FROM LIFE

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jul 18, 2021

 I'm currently reading TERENCE FISHER--MASTER OF GOTHIC CINEMA, written by Tony Dalton. It appears to be the volume on the life and works of English film director Fisher, best known for his several Hammer horror films. One of the best features of the book so far is that it gives a comprehe read more

Cone of Silence aka Trouble in the Sky ( 1960 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 17, 2021

Captain Gort ( Bernard Lee ) has just been on trial for crashing one of the new Pheonix jets on takeoff. The verdict was pilot's error. Gort is in disbelief, as is his daughter Charlotte ( Elizabeth Seal ) who knows that her father always flies "by the book" and would never endanger the passengers o read more

Rain (1932): Joan Crawford and Walter Huston

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 17, 2021

Rain finds its origins in a short story by W. Somerset Maugham, and it was also preceded by a picture starring Gloria Swanson titled Sadie Thompson. She is indeed the central character of this adaptation as well, although the title of this version focuses in on the dreary poeticism. It’s true read more
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