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6 film noir opening scenes/sequences I love

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Nov 18, 2017

6 film noir opening scenes/sequences I love On November 18, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized The Killers (1946) – two shadows on the ground announce the arrival of the titular killers, stepping out from behind the diner they will enter in just a few secon read more

DOUBLE BILL #8: 1946 and 1947 (Noir edition)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Nov 10, 2017

DOUBLE BILL #8: 1946 and 1947 (Noir edition) On November 10, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized When it comes to great years for film noir, anything between 1943 and 1955 is gold. 1944 has Double Indemnity and Laura, 1950 has Sunset Boulevard, In a Lonely Pl read more

My Top 30 Favorite Films Noir

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Nov 1, 2017

My Top 30 Favorite Films Noir On November 1, 2017November 1, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized Noirvember is finally here and to celebrate, I’m going to share with you my top 30 favorite noirs. I did a top 20 last year and I felt like it wasn’t read more

7 things I love about Some Like It Hot (1959)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Oct 23, 2017

7 things I love about Some Like It Hot (1959) On October 23, 2017October 23, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized Ah, Some Like It Hot. Who doesn’t love Some Like It Hot? In fact, I’d go as far as to say that very few movies are as universally beloved a read more

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The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Oct 18, 2017

<3 On October 18, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized   Just because Jean Harlow was precious. Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleLike this:Like Loading... read more

DOUBLE BILL #7: Stagecoach (1939) and The Searchers (1956)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Oct 10, 2017

DOUBLE BILL #7: Stagecoach (1939) and The Searchers (1956) On October 10, 2017October 10, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized John Ford and John Wayne. One of cinema’s greatest and most celebrated director-actor partnerships. They made dozens of films togeth read more

Giving films a second chance…

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Oct 2, 2017

Giving films a second chance… On October 2, 2017October 2, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized Lately, I’ve been re-watching movies I didn’t particularly like when I first saw them, because I like to give movies a second chance. I don’ read more

A Letter to Three Wives (1949)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Sep 25, 2017

A Letter to Three Wives (1949) On September 25, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized Joseph L. Mankiewicz was more than a film director. Joseph L. Mankiewicz was one of the greatest storytellers of all time. And if All About Eve (1950) guarantees him a place read more

Noirvember is coming!

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Sep 20, 2017

Noirvember is coming! On September 20, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized You know how most people look forward to Halloween or Christmas or something like that when September comes? Well for me, the most exciting part of this time of year is always Noirvember. A read more

DOUBLE BILL #6: Gilda (1946) and Notorious (1946)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Sep 12, 2017

DOUBLE BILL #6: Gilda (1946) and Notorious (1946) On September 12, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized I know what you’re thinking. These two films don’t have a lot in common, apart from the year they were released and arguably the genre they belong to. But read more

My favorite scene in Duck Soup (1933)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Sep 8, 2017

My favorite scene in Duck Soup (1933) On September 8, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized We all love Duck Soup (1933). It’s as crazy as a box of cats and every scene is comedy gold. But there’s one scene that stands out for me. No, not the mirror scene (I k read more

The Dark Mirror (1946)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Sep 2, 2017

The Dark Mirror (1946) On September 2, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized The Dark Mirror’s eerie opening scene thrusts us into a world of deceit, twists, revenge and mind-games, fuelled by sibling rivalry and psychological issues, from which you couldn’t e read more

Classic Movies I would like to live in

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Aug 27, 2017

Classic Movies I would like to live in On August 27, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized As you know, I’m weirdly wonderful. Or wonderfully weird, depending on how you look at it. And because of that, my long-term relationship with Classic Hollywood has had read more

My Top 15 Favorite Screwball Comedies

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Aug 17, 2017

My Top 15 Favorite Screwball Comedies On August 17, 2017August 17, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized I love screwball comedies. They are so crazy and fun and over-the-top! I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, and I finally decided to do it, simpl read more

DOUBLE BILL #5: Woman in the Window (1944) and Scarlet Street (1945)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Aug 10, 2017

DOUBLE BILL #5: Woman in the Window (1944) and Scarlet Street (1945) On August 10, 2017August 10, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized For a brief period of time, four of Hollywood’s biggest stars got together and formed one of the most constantly overlooked read more

The greatest blog post ever written!

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Aug 3, 2017

The greatest blog post ever written! On August 3, 2017August 3, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized I love movie taglines. I love the fact that nobody has actually really nailed the art of the tagline. Then and now. For the most part, movie taglines are usua read more

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jul 29, 2017

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) On July 29, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized Iverstown has seen it all. And its secrets will come back to slap you in the face. In 1928, a young Martha Ivers (Janis Wilson) tries to run away from her domineering au read more

Summer…

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jul 23, 2017

Summer… On July 23, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized Summer’s great, but because I live in a big city, sometimes it gets a little too hot and you just don’t know what to do with yourself. I mean, usually, I’d be going back to my hometown for a week or tw read more

DOUBLE BILL #4 All That Heaven Allows (1955) and Written on the Wind (1956)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jul 14, 2017

DOUBLE BILL #4 All That Heaven Allows (1955) and Written on the Wind (1956) On July 14, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized Boy, was Douglas Sirk great! I’ve always admired how unapologetically soppy and melodramatic his films were. He was probably the most read more

Later this week…

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jul 12, 2017

Later this week… On July 12, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized Hello everyone! I’ve got a few posts in mind for this week and next week, including a summer-themed one! Also, new Double Bill coming up this Friday! What will it be? Have a great day! Ca read more
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