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90 Years of Grace Kelly: Announcing the 5th Wonderful Grace Kelly Blogathon!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Sep 12, 2019

2019 is a great year for movie addicts as we are celebrating the 90th birthday of three wonderful actresses: Jean Simmons, Audrey Hepburn, and Grace Kelly of course! If the first two have already been honour previously this year, November will be the time to celebrate the lovely and iconic Grace Ke read more

Ingrid Bergman in Stockholm

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Aug 29, 2019

Three Enchanting Ladies Ingrid Bergman in her hometown, Stockholm After exploring different Garbo-related places in Stockholm last weekend, I thought it would be a good idea to do the same today with our enchanting lady Ingrid Bergman! Ingrid was born on this day in 1915 and also passed away the s read more

Exploring Greta Garbo’s Corners in Stockholm

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Aug 28, 2019

It’s now been eight days since I landed in Stockholm, Sweden. What am I doing here? Well, as some of you might know, I got accepted to Stockholm University in the master program in Cinema Studies! So, this is my new town for at least a year. School only starts on September 2. Therefore, IR read more

Exploring Recurrent Themes in Hitchcock Films

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Aug 13, 2019

The following text has initially been written for a class on film directors I attended at Concordia University. I hope you will appreciate it. It goes without saying that Sir Alfred Hitchcock is still one of the most acclaimed movie directors among contemporary cinephiles. His impressive filmography read more

The Inspirational Classic Films Fashion

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Aug 12, 2019

We all have different reactions when it comes to watching classic films. Some overanalyze the meaning of the film, some get interested in its historical context, some develop a crush for and actor or an actress, some sing while watching a musical (I have a lot of difficulties not to sing while watch read more

Book Review: The Ragman Son by Kirk Douglas

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Aug 6, 2019

Ready for another book review? Last time I praised what Gene Tierney had to say about her life. Since then, I’ve read Kirk Douglas’s autobiography entitled The Ragman’s Son (a reference to his father’s profession) and just finished it today. I’m glad I finally did. Not read more

Noël Coward on Screen: Blithe Spirit (David Lean, 1945)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jul 26, 2019

British playwriter Noël Coward was considered one of the most prolific figures of the theatre world. Not only did he wrote plays, but also directed, acted (both on stage and in films), composed, and sang. Known for his unique fancy style and his originality, Noël Coward surely became an undeniable read more

Fantasia Film Festival Discoveries: “Dans le coffre” [In the Trunk] (Olivier Séguin-Dang and Jacob Marcoux, 2019)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jul 23, 2019

On August 19, 2019, premiered the film Dans le Coffre [In the Trunk] at Fantasia International film festival, an even mostly taking place in Montreal since its creation in 1996. Directed by Olivier Séguin-Dang and Jacob Marcoux, this short black comedy stars Marjorie Gauvin, Léo Dumas-Chalifour, and read more

Top of the World: 10 Joan Bennett Films

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jul 19, 2019

If I could name one actress that I found totally intriguing, Joan Bennett’s name would probably at the top of my head. This might be because she is not the most famous or talked about star of the Golden age of Hollywood, so there’s sort of an aura of mystery around her. In the 30s, she read more

More than “just a film”: The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer, 1962)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jul 5, 2019

John Frankenheimer is one of those movie directors whose films, I feel, are so unique, that I couldn’t compare them with the work of anybody else. He fits, I believe,  in the category of those “authors”. But it’s subtle and you have to look at them with a lot of reflexions. read more

Book Review: “Self-Portrait” by Gene Tierney (1979)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jun 16, 2019

I don’t remember when was the last time I read a book so quickly. Indeed, I read Gene Tierney’s autobiography Self-Portrait in about a week. It’s not very long, 300 pages but small pages. But most of all, I read it quickly due to its greatness. I read the French version, which is read more

Cinematic Matches! Films that Fit Well Together (Part 1)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jun 12, 2019

It often happens that, when I watch a film I think “hum, this film made me think of another one. Therefore, they would make a good double feature.” I have several ideas of interesting movie matches and I thought it was about time to write a blog post about it. However, I might do it in m read more

Top of the World: 2nd Ultimate Top 100 Favourite Actors (2019 Edition)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jun 7, 2019

Here I am again, with another top list! But that’s not an ordinary one. Three years ago, I presented you a top 100 of my most favourite actors and, today, I’ve decided to do the same exercise because, obviously, in three years, tastes change. I discovered new actors. When I completed my read more

From the Stage to the Screen: Hair (Miloš Forman, 1979)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jun 4, 2019

For a movie blogger, I’m conscious that it’s quite surprising that I haven’t written about any films directed by the late Miloš Forman, the Czech movie director who had a brilliant career both in Czech Republic (then Czechoslovakia) and in the United States. Not a long time ago, I read more

Gene vs. Jeanne: Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on May 24, 2019

Visually, John M. Stahl’s Leave Her to Heaven (1945) might be one of the most colourful films noir you’ll ever see in your life, but its narrative line is probably among the darkest ones of the movement. This film taking place with beautiful natural landscapes, instead of notorious neig read more

Top of the World: Celebrating Frank Capra with Five Films!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on May 18, 2019

Today, the highly celebrated movie director Frank Capra would have been 122 years old! For the occasion, I thought, what would be a better way to pay him tribute than with a top list of my favorite films of his?! I liked the idea of the top 5 format that we did for the Five Favourite Films of the F read more

Top of the World: 5 Favourite Films of the 50s for National Classic Movie Day!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on May 16, 2019

Happy National Classic Movie Day to all! Today, for the occasion, Rick from Classic Film & TV Café is hosting the 5 Favorite Films of the 50s Blogathon. I don’t think I need to explain further what it’s all about! The 50s being one of my top favorite decades in cinema history, I was read more

Fashion vs. Empathicalism: Audrey Hepburn in ‘Funny Face’ (Stanley Donen, 1957)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on May 4, 2019

My article on Funny Face written for the Salute to Audrey Hepburn Blogathon! Published on my blog Three Enchanting Ladies Three Enchanting Ladies The following statement is a fact: Audrey Hepburn was one of the most iconic, lovely and stylish actresses to have ever graced the screen. It’s not surpr read more

My Experience at the TCM Turner Classic Film Festival 2019!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on May 3, 2019

Mid-April has been a total blast for me as I’ve attended the TCM Classic Film Festival for the first time! This was on my bucket list for a long time but, since I’m usually at school when the event happens, it has never been really possible for me to go before. However, as I’ve ex read more

The 4th Golden Boy Blogathon: Day 3

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 19, 2019

We’ve finally arrived at the last day of the 4th Golden Boy Blogathon: A William Holden Celebration! As usual, I didn’t see the time passing and we’re sad that this wonderful event has to come to an end very soon. I’m very grateful to Michaela from Love Letters to Old Hollyw read more
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