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Chaplin's "The Great Dictator" at 80: Dreamers and Doers

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Oct 19, 2020

This is my entry in the Classic Movie Blog Association's Politics in Film Blogathon. For more examples of how this red hot topic is handled on the silver screen, click here.Spoiler alert: this is going to get political. Typically, I try (sometimes not always successfully) to keep politics read more

Then and Now: If Walls Could Talk

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Oct 8, 2020

Have you ever walked into an old house and wondered about the stories the walls could tell if they could talk? Or imagine the tales the trees in a forest could spin we spoke their language? Or, better yet, the locations in Hollywood that were silent witnesses to genius?In my previous post I challeng read more

Charlie Chaplin Sightings....Will You Join Me?

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 27, 2020

 So, here's the thing. I am endlessly fascinated with and amazed by Charlie Chaplin.For all you Buster folks, this is not a comparison. I really love Buster, too. What amazes me about Charlie (we are on a first name basis, just so you know), is how he remains relevant even 100 years after his f read more

Book Review: Martin Turnbull's "The Heart of the Lion": The Room Where it (Really) Happened

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jun 28, 2020

Hey movie lover - haven't you often heard behind the scenes conversations in your head? You know, the ones between Clark Gable and Carole Lombard? Or Garbo and Gilbert? Or maybe, just maybe, Irving Thalberg and Norma Shearer? Or better  yet, all those mop up men at the Harlow home discussing ho read more

Gatsby and Me and Hollywood and the Heartbreak of the American Dream

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jun 4, 2020

Pity their untortured souls, for no magic comes from the satisfied. From the get-go, I was the perfect food for the Hollywood hunger machine. And from my first reading of that slim miracle, I knew the meaning of that green light at the end of Daisy’s dock. I didn’t need an explanati read more

Classics For Comfort: Getting Out of the Comfort Zone

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 19, 2020

This is my entry in the Classic Movie Blog Association Classics For Comfort Spring Blogathon. Click here for more no-calorie comfort film food. Movies have always served as a comfort for me, even in the best of times. The current  pandemic and resulting sense of isolation makes one want t read more

National Classic Movie Day: 6 from the 60s

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 16, 2020

This is my entry in the National Classic Movie Day 6 From the 60's Blogathon hosted by the great and powerful Rick at The Classic Film and TV Cafe. Please click here for more great films and memories from a great decade for film and a great decade to be young. Amazingly (to me, at least), I ha read more

Second Thoughts and Second Chances: My Dinner With Andre (1981)

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Mar 1, 2020

39 Years ago I had the worst movie-going experience of my life. I convinced a date to take me to see "My Dinner With Andre." And, no, the date was not the cause of the bad experience (although I will never forget the  "I pick the next movie" look on his face at the end of the film). The cause o read more

Lady Sylvia Ashley: 2 Kings, 2 Lords and a Prince

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jan 21, 2020

This is my contribution to the Wedding Bells Blogathon hosted by the always elegant Annette at Hometowns to Hollywood. Click here to immerse yourself in more cinematic wedded bliss. Who is Sylvia? The elegant Sylvia I love a good Hollywood true true-love story. Lucy & Desi, Larry & read more

What A Character: The Ever Scandalous Estelle Winwood

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Nov 14, 2019

This is my contribution to the What a Character! Blogathon hosted by this trio of magnificence, otherwise known as Aurora of Once Upon a Screen, Kellee of Outspoken and Freckled and Paula of Paula's Cinema Club. Check out all three for all character updates. Estelle Winwood Hold Me! Touch Me! read more

"The Stars" and 57 Years of Fascination

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Oct 14, 2019

This is my contribution to the Classic Movie Blog Association (CMBA) 10 Year Anniversary Blogathon. For more musings on auspicious anniversaries, click HERE. Anniversaries are important. Our first date, our first kiss, marriages, births, deaths - all landmarks that we mark with a card, a g read more

Liliom(1934): A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Hollywood.. or What Happened When 2 Germans and a Frenchman Met in Budapest

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 24, 2019

This is my contribution to the "Vive La France Blogathon" hosted by the dynamic duo of Christian at Silver Screen Modes and Patty a.k.a The Lady Eve at The Lady Eve's Reel Life. Click here for more cinematic inspiration from the land of the City of Lights and beyond. Liliom (1934) Why "Lilio read more

This Magic Moment: The Apartment

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jul 7, 2019

While a film may be 2 hours or more in length, there are those special moments - unforgettable moments - that linger in the heart and mind. These moments can crystallize in a flash all we need to know about a character or their story. They are the poetry of motion or a word or a look that jolts the read more

Biff Grimes: Character Crush 'Cause Character Counts

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jun 6, 2019

This is my entry in the Reel Infatuation Who's your Character Crush Blogathon hosted by the dynamic duo of Silver Screenings and Front and Frock. Click HERE for more cinematic affairs of the heart. Sweet! Oh for a man of character! They are few and far between in this world, aren't they? Thankful read more

Me & Classic Film: Is This the End Of The Affair?

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 30, 2019

Warning: this conversation is personal Me: It’s Me, Not You I never thought we’d be having this conversation. Truly, I took for granted this could never end. You were everything to me. In this world of uncertainty, you were always there, a safe place. In a swirl of change, you rema read more

It's National Classic Movie Day!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 15, 2019

May 16th is National Classic Movie Day! And, as is tradition, Classic Film and TV Cafe is hosting a blogathon. Wander on over HERE to read about everyone's 5 favorite films of the 50s. Okay, so since my real most favorite films of the 50s (Sunset Boulevard, Singin' in the Rain to read more

Joan Crawford: A Face and a Whole Lot More in "Our Dancing Daughters"

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 9, 2019

This is my entry in the Joan Crawford: Queen of the Silver Screen Blogathon, hosted by Pale Writer and Poppity Talks Classic Films. Click HERE for more Joan. "Joan Crawford is doubtless the best example of the flapper, the girl you see in smart night clubs, gowned to the apex of sophisticati read more

The Late Show (1977): Lily Tomlin: A Hypnotic Hippie Crashes a Symphony of Nostalgic Noir

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Apr 17, 2019

Have you ever fallen under the spell of a film? Of course you have, otherwise you wouldn't be here. Certain films and characters have a way of mesmerizing us and drawing us into their world. Count me 100% under the spell of one Margo Sperling, the lady with the missing cat in 1977's "The late Show." read more

Hayley Mills: Hurrah For the Fearless Adolescent Girl

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Mar 31, 2019

When I was a pre-teen and a young teen I so wanted to be Hayley Mills. I wanted her name - Hayley - so different and desirable, her British accent - so much better than a garden variety Lawng Island one, and her hair - so perfectly blonde and sun-kissed. I tried to acquire every teen magazi read more

Crooner (1932): Still Crushing on Ann Dvorak

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Mar 17, 2019

I caught up with a nifty little pre-code called "Crooner" on TCM the other day. Because I am pretty mad for the pre-code era of Ann Dvorak, I checked it out and have to admit, it was quite fun (if you're not expecting too much). "Crooner" is just a Warner Brothers quickie (clocking in at 6 read more
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