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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

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
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