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Alone at the Movies

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Dec 4, 2022

To share or not to share... It is a question for this movie lover. All my life I have longed to share this love, to discuss and share this particular passion with enthusiasm. And yet yesterday, when I settled into my theater seat, alone, I was overwhelmed by a feeling of sheer bliss.It is only alone read more

The Public Enemy (1931): Did They have to Rub Out the Horse?

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Nov 7, 2022

This is my entry in the Classic Movie Blog Association's Movies are Murder Blogathon. Click here for more movie murder and mayhem.The Public Enemy: The Killer Must Be KilledThisAs most likely know, there are murders aplenty in The Public Enemy (1931). There are those anonymous gang members caug read more

The Take Two Blogathon - Strawberry Blonde is Better the Second Time Around

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Oct 20, 2022

This is my entry in the Take Two Blogathon hosted by Hometowns to Hollywood. Click HERE for more remarkable remakes.Some films just don't get it quite right the first time around. Remake "Gone With the Wind"? Unthinkable. Remake "A Star is Born"? Maybe the perfect version is yet to be made.&nbs read more

The Lina Lamont Fan Club: Still She Persisted!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jul 8, 2022

                        Greetings from the Lina Lamont Fan Club!This is my entry in The Classic Movie Muse's Singin' in the Rain Blogathon. Click here for more of that glorious feeling.Yes, loyal fans, we are still here. No matter how read more

Joan Crawford: Channeling the Spirit of Norma Desmond

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jun 26, 2022

This is my entry in the MGM Blogathon hosted by Silver Scenes. Click here for more great posts about the Hollywood Golden Age's most golden studio.JoanFirst, let me state unequivocally that I am 100% on Team Joan. There will be no hating, no snarkiness and certainly no wire hangers found here. Secon read more

Fun in the Sun: A Trip to Trouville

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 17, 2022

This is my entry in the Classic Movie Blog Association's Fun in the Sun Blogathon. For more sun-kissed movie moments, click here and feel the warmth.Isn't it great when everyone on a little trip has a good time? For all five participants,  the seaside jaunt to Trouville in "Gigi" proves to read more

Four Favorite Noirs

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 14, 2022

May 16th is National Classic Movie Day. As has become tradition, Rick at Classic Film and TV Café is hosting his annual blogathon in honor of the day. This year's theme is "Four Favorite Noirs." Click here and dive deeply into more of those shady dames and tortured guys.When I learned the topic of read more

The Binding Ties Made of Film: Remembering The Caftan Woman

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 5, 2022

This is my entry in the Caftan Woman Blogathon, hosted by The Lady Eve's Reel Life and Another Old Movie Blog. Click on either link above for for more Caftan Woman tributes.I hardly know where to begin. My eyes are welling up with tears as I write this. Funny thing is, I never met Paddy, nor di read more

The Roaring Twenties (1939): I'm an Absorber, Not an Observer

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jan 17, 2022

This is my entry in CineMaven's Essays From the Couch For the Umpteenth Blogathon. You know, movies you've seen so many times every word, look and outcome is carved in your heart? Click HERE for more cinematic obsessions by people like us... you know, movie nuts.The Roaring Twenties (1939)There are read more

The "It's a Wonderful Life" 75th Anniversary Celebration: It's a Wonderful (and Sexy) Kiss

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Dec 10, 2021

 This is my entry in the “It’s a Wonderful Life Blogathon” hosted by The Classic Movie Muse. Click HERE for more great posts celebrating the 75th anniversary of this classic.I hate to be a wet blanket at this party, but I have a bit of an issue both with George Bailey and Jame read more

George Tobias: Hey! That's Abner Kravitz!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Dec 4, 2021

This is my entry in the What a Character Blogathon hosted by Once Upon a Screen, Outspoken and Freckled, and Paula's Cinema Club. Click here for more about our favorite folks who don't need star billing to shine.George Tobias as himselfFor me, the best character actors are the ones who press that au read more

Living Your Inner Life in Public: The Lure of the Love of Film

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Nov 1, 2021

A couple of things, movie-wise, have been converging around me lately. Powerful things...things that are hard to put into words. But, I'll give it a go.First, I've been watching a whole lot of films starring my favorite actor. I think I'll leave him out of it for now, since I've written so much abou read more

The Producers (1967): Here's a Funny Story.....

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Oct 18, 2021

Maybe it's the state of affairs all around us, but I've been in a particularly sensitive mood these days...for so many days, it seems. Almost anything can make me bust out in tears - usually something beautiful; a song, a moment from a film, a memory. And when it comes to comedy, I simply can no lon read more

Love Me or Leave Me (1955) - A Bad Romance

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Sep 29, 2021

 This is my entry in The Biopic Blogathon, hosted by Hometowns to Hollywood.  Click here for more favorite biopics. They’re all true, right?My heart explodes with love for this film. It has everything that enchants me about the movies. It may never make the list of the greatest films read more

Without the Lover There is No Beloved: An Appreciation of the Audience

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 24, 2021

This is a blogger's true confession.How I admire all of you who make art, who write about art, who inform and educate and thrill me with your creativity and insight. Movies have been my passion for most of my life, and yet I hardly care to know who directed it, who wrote it, who provided amazing lig read more

Book Review: Vitagraph: America's First Great Motion Picture Studio

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jun 30, 2021

 I love the stories about the great movie pioneers, you know -L.B. Mayer, Adolph Zukor, the Warner Brothers. But, before the usual and more famous pioneers, there were the earliest pioneers, the dreamers who served as the scouts who cleared the path and laid the foundation for a road that lead read more

History is Made at Night: Walking on Stardust

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 19, 2021

This is my entry in the Classic Movie Blog Association Hidden Classics Blogathon. Click here for more hidden cinematic gems.History is Made at Night (1937)My love of film has to do with how they make me feel. While I don't always remember the exact plot lines, the camera angels or directorial stroke read more

National Classic Movie Day: 6 Decades/6 Double Features

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 15, 2021

This is my entry into The Classic Film and TV Cafe's annual National Classic Movie Day blogathon. This year's theme is 6 films - 6 decades. Click here to see more personal choices by some awesome movie lovers.If you're like me, you have a list of favorites. And, because they are favorites, I've writ read more

I'm Smitten: The Fetching Bernice Claire and the 2 Mr. Grays

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Apr 5, 2021

It's been a while since I have been smitten with a new-to-me find (classic movie wise). Being a fan of those early days musicals, Bernice Claire has been on my radar, but I have never seen her in anything. Thanks to good old TCM, I finally got to see her in "Spring is Here," one of those impossibly read more

High Noon: The Cowards Among us

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Feb 8, 2021

 So, this is what happened the other day. AloneFor some strange reason, the theme song from "High Noon," the 1952 western, invaded my brain. Now, you should know that I am not a western fan by any stretch and this song is never one that is on my playlist. Still, it persisted, first in the read more
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