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On DVD: A Myrna Loy and William Powell Double Feature

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Nov 17, 2017

Myrna Loy and William Powell co-starred in thirteen films, and they are by far most popular for playing the adorably debauched Nora and Nick Charles in the Thin Man series. While this is understandable, the pair create the most effervescent of screen couples as hard-drinking, merry spouses, it is a read more

On DVD: 6 Pre-Codes from Warner Archive

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Nov 8, 2017

Warner Archive has not forgotten its promise to keep pre-code fans satisfied, despite the end of its Forbidden Hollywood series. These six titles are only part of the new DVD releases from the era; I will have more to share in a future post. Broadway Babies (1929) For a while in the late twenti read more

Book Review--Hank & Jim: The Fifty-Year Friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Nov 3, 2017

Hank & Jim: The Fifty Year Friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart Scott Eyman Simon & Schuster, 2017 What you learn is never what’s said. It’s what’s done. -Jane Fonda I’ve always felt that platonic relationships don’t get enough attention from biographe read more

Blu-ray Review: The Green Slime (1968)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Nov 1, 2017

The Japanese-American co-production of The Green Slime (1968) never makes claims for greatness, but delivers plenty of wacky amusement. This film has the unusual honor of being featured in the first episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and that distinction tells you everything you need to know ab read more

Book Review--Seduced by Mrs. Robinson: How The Graduate Became the Touchstone of a Generation

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 27, 2017

Seduced by Mrs. Robinson: How The Graduate Became the Touchstone of a Generation Beverly Gray Algonquin Books, 2017 I had a great time reading Seduced by Mrs. Robinson, a new book by Beverly Gray that traces the production of Director Mike Nichol’s classic film The Graduate (1967) on its read more

Blu-ray Review: Rod Steiger and Claire Bloom in The Illustrated Man (1969)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 25, 2017

The Illustrated Man (1960) is trilogy of terror-tinged sci-fi tales drawn from Ray Bradbury’s eighteen story anthology of the same name. Rod Steiger stars as the titular tattooed drifter in a framing story with Robert Drivas and then-wife Claire Bloom, and in various roles in the stories which read more

Book Review--The Legendary Partnership of Wayne and Ford

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 19, 2017

Wayne and Ford: The Films, The Friendship and The Forging of an American Hero Nancy Schoenberger Doubleday Books/Nan A. Talese, 2017 John Wayne and John Ford are legends of American cinema. Both together and apart they made some of the most magnetic films Hollywood had to offer, but it is unlikely read more

Blu-ray Review: Charisse and Kelly in Brigadoon (1954)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 17, 2017

The MGM production of the Learner and Lowe musical Brigadoon (1954) is a mixed bag, overwhelmed by inelegant artifice, but not without its moments of misty magic. Cyd Charisse, Gene Kelly and Van Johnson lead a pleasantly quirky cast, directed by Vincente Minnelli. The film is now available on Blu-r read more

Book Review--Anne Bancroft: A Life

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 11, 2017

Anne Bancroft: A Life Douglass K. Daniel University Press of Kentucky, 2017 Though she acted for decades, on the stage, screen and television, Anne Bancroft will forever be known as Mrs. Robinson. That role in The Graduate (1967) ensured her immortality. A best actress Oscar for The Miracle Worker read more

Documentary--Rod Taylor: Pulling No Punches (2016)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 3, 2017

It's long baffled me that Rod Taylor isn't more revered by classic film fans, because as an actor and as a star, he had everything. Handsome, versatile and just as talented as the other top actors of his era, he could have coasted on swoon appeal, but always had a lot more to offer. In the Robert de read more

DVD Review: Katharine Hepburn in Sylvia Scarlett (1935) and Undercurrent (1946)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Sep 22, 2017

A new wave of Katharine Hepburn flicks recently released on DVD from Warner Archive drew me to a pair of titles that, while not among her most celebrated, were of interest to me because of their unusual quirks. Sylvia Scarlett (1935) and Undercurrent (1946) vary in critical, box office and artistic read more

DVD Review: Edmond O'Brien Hits the Range In Cow Country (1953)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Sep 14, 2017

Cow Country is an essentially unremarkable, but pleasing western. It was made as one among many simple programmers, but star Edmond O'Brien is a reassuring presence and Peggy Castle steals the show with a bracingly memorable scene. The film is now available on DVD from Warner Archive. Those who ar read more

The National Film Registry: Nominate Your Picks By Friday, September 15!

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Sep 11, 2017

Ever since its establishment in 1988, each year the National Film Preservation Board at the Library of Congress selects 25 American-made films to add to the National Film Registry. The group strives to pick "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films," in the hopes of recognizing n read more

Blu-ray Review: Lana Turner and John Wayne, An Oddly Compelling Pair in The Sea Chase (1955)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Sep 6, 2017

John Wayne, German. It doesn't make sense on paper, nor does it on the screen. In The Sea Chase the All-American cowboy doesn't seem remotely European, but he is reliably heroic as a morally sturdy naval officer in this sturdy war drama. He even makes you buy that Lana Turner, as a glamorous spy, co read more

Book Review--Living Like Audrey: Life Lessons From the Fairest Lady of All

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Aug 29, 2017

Living Like Audrey: Life Lessons From the Fairest Lady of All Victoria Loustalot Rowman & Littlefield, 2017 Victoria Loustalot's new lifestyle guide for Audrey Hepburn fans is a pleasant compilation of photos, quotes, biography and insights into the life of the beloved actress. While there is n read more

Book Review--Exploration and Discovery in Stan Brakhage: Interviews

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Aug 16, 2017

Stan Brakhage Interviews Suranjan Ganguly, ed. University Press of Mississippi, 2017 I would rather think of myself as someone leaving a snail's trail in the moonlight than someone sitting and consciously making an art. -Stan Brakhage One of the most influential experimental filmmakers, Stan Brak read more

Warner Archive Blu-ray: Where the Boys Are (1960)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Aug 10, 2017

The posters and trailer for the 1960 spring break romp Where The Boys Are are so relentlessly cheerful, that it's a bit disorienting to find that while there are certainly laughs in this beach bound flick, it also covers some dark territory. From the insensitive and entitled to the criminally violen read more

Book Review--William Faulkner in Hollywood: Screenwriting for the Studios

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jul 31, 2017

William Faulkner in Hollywood: Screenwriting for the Studios Stefan Solomon University of Georgia Press, 2017 William Faulkner was different from literary greats like F. Scott Fitzgerald and John Steinbeck who came to Hollywood chasing a big paycheck and then struggled to adapt. The novelist not o read more

Warner Archive Blu-ray: The Freedom of the Open Road in The Gumball Rally (1976)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jul 13, 2017

A mid-seventies car race comedy is a tad out of the time range I typically cover at A Classic Movie Blog, but I was curious to see the post-code progression of films like The Great Race (1965) and It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963). I also desperately needed a purely escapist flick, which I got. read more

ClassicFlix Reviews: 5 Fascinating Flicks

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jul 11, 2017

For the past few years, in addition to writing reviews for A Classic Movie Blog, I have also shared my takes on the latest releases for the film rental site ClassicFlix, which has recently shifted its operations to disc sales. As there is no overlap between the titles I review there and here, I thou read more
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