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Ginger Rogers Grows Younger: The Major and The Minor

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jul 24, 2018

The enthusiast Michaela from Love Letters to Old Hollywood and Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood are hosting together an event celebrating one of the most iconic on-screen duos to mark the history of classic films: The Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers Blogathon. This dancing du read more

Blue Eyes in the Desert: Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jul 20, 2018

Ah, Lawrence of Arabia… An illustrious man and the subject of one of movie history’s best films. It is British movie director David Lean who created this masterpiece. With movies like Lawrence of Arabia (of course), Great Expectations,  The Bridge on the River Kwai, Doctor Zhivago and read more

A New Blogathon Celebrating 80 Years of Dolores Hart!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jul 20, 2018

Hello everybody! It’s been some time now since I’ve been considering hosting a blogathon honouring Dolores Hart. Those who have been following my blog since the beginning know it’s not the first time I talk about her. Dolores Hart’s story is a unique one in the Hollywood his read more

Being a Teenager in the 50s: “Rebel Without a Cause” (Nicholas Ray, 1955)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jul 17, 2018

Rebel Without a Cause was among the first films I watched when I was in full discovery of classic films. This first viewing seems forever ago but I remember it as if it was yesterday. I rent the DVD at a video store that unfortunately doesn’t exist anymore. They had a lot of choices, so that& read more

A Challenge for All: ‘Lifeboat’ (Alfred Hitchcock, 1944)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jul 6, 2018

After a non-movie related post on The Doors, I’m back to my old habits with good old Hitchcock. Yes, we discussed his films a lot on this blog and this isn’t going to stop! The occasion, today, is Maddy’s Second Annual Hitchcock Blogathon that she’s hosting on her blog Maddy read more

The Day Destroys the Night: An Epic Tribute to The Doors

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jul 5, 2018

Let’s talk a bit about music, ok? “But this is supposed to be a movie blog!” I know, but it’s important sometimes to go out of your comfort zone! Steve from Movie Movie Blog Blog is hosting The Favourite Foursome Blogathon. The participants are writing either about a real or a fictional read more

Exploring Olivia de Havilland’s Performance in ‘The Snake Pit’ (1948)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jul 1, 2018

Today, the legendary Olivia de Havilland is turning 102 years old! What a victory! For a third consecutive year, Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and Laura from Phyllis Loves Classic Movies are hosting the Annual Olivia de Havilland Blogathon. I’m happy to take part in t read more

Book Review: ‘Loitering With Intent: The Child’ by Peter O’Toole

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jun 8, 2018

Earlier today, I went to my university to pick my graduation gown, my marshalling card and my tickets for the graduation ceremony. My initial plan was to go there, pick the stuff quickly and go back home to do more interesting stuff. But, when I arrived, there was this very long line, so my plans ob read more

Back on Track + Announcing The 4th Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jun 3, 2018

After publishing my essay on Spellbound earlier today, I’m back with more Ingrid Bergman stuff as I decided to announce the 4th Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon! Hey, I finished 2 hours earlier at work, so why not taking the occasion to do so! read more

Narrative and Visual Connections in Hitchcock’s ‘Spellbound’

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jun 3, 2018

    Friday, I cam back from a one-month trip to England (where I even got the chance to meet the amazing Carol from The Old Hollywood Garden!). While I loved it very much, I must admit I did miss blogging a little. But I’m back! I had a nice surprise as I arrived home: my essay on Spellbound read more

Many Thanks to All the Participants of the 3rd Golden Boy Blogathon!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 20, 2018

This annual event is already over (boooo) and, as always, it has been a real treat to read all your entries honouring the wonderful actor that William Holden was! I shared them all individually on this Facebook group dedicated to the Golden Boy and the Holdeners enjoyed them very much! I also have read more

William Holden from A to Z

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 18, 2018

For his centenary that we celebrated yesterday (but that I still continue to celebrate today), I wanted to do something new to hounour the fantastic William Holden! So, I thought I would explore his life and the man he was and the man he is to us through a fun ABC-Book (blog format). So here it is, read more

The 3rd Golden Boy Blogathon – Day 3

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 18, 2018

We have finally arrived at the 3rd and last day of the 3rd Golden Boy Blogathon: A William Holden Centenary Celebration that I’m hosting with the fantasti Emily from The Flapper Dame and the sensational Michaela from Love Letters to Old Hollywood! But most of all, it’s today that, 100 y read more

3rd Golden Boy Blogathon- William Holden 100

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 17, 2018

I forgot to reblog this yesterday, but here are the entries for the second day of the 3rd Golden Boy Blogathon! Please check Emily’s blog who was hosting this day to discover our participants’ tributes to the man of the moment, William Holden! The Flapper Dame Well it’s here- and it’s read more

William Holden as Erik Erichson in “The Counterfeit Traitor” (Guest Post by Juliet Campbell)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 15, 2018

The following article on The Counterfeit Traitor was written by Juliet Campbell, a huge William Holden fan! Erik Erichson was a reluctant spy…much like William Holden was a reluctant participant at first to take on the role. But the lure of visiting distant European countries was a magnet to h read more

Day 1: The 3rd Golden Boy Blogathon: A William Holden Centenary Celebration is finally here!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 15, 2018

Yes! We’re starting to celebrate the highly expected Centenary of the very appreciated Golden Boy, the one and only William Holden! As you know, Michaela from Love Letters to Old Hollywood and Emily from The Flapper Dame are joining me to host this edition of the event that starts today and wi read more

The Moon, the Stars and Bette Davis

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 9, 2018

I always have difficulties to determine which film starring Bette Davis is my favourite one. But today, I think it’s Now, Voyager. Yeah, I might have given you another title in a past article, but you see, this is the type of choice that changes all the time for me. It doesn’t really do read more

Clash of Cultures: Bon Cop, Bad Cop

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Mar 30, 2018

When Eva from Coffee, Classics, & Craziness announced her Good Cop, Bad Cop Blogathon, the first film that immediately came to my mind was Érik Canuel’s Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006), the most commercially successful Quebecois films of history… so far. “Bon” literary means  read more

An Enchanting Garden

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Mar 25, 2018

My latest Three Enchanting Ladies article: all about flowers named after Ingrid Bergman, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn! Enjoy! Three Enchanting Ladies Have you ever wondered how a garden worthy of Ingrid Bergman, Audrey Hepburn and/or Grace Kelly’s would look like? Are you an avid botanist who read more

Breakdown: An Immobile Nightmare

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Mar 24, 2018

I’m very happy to participate, for the 3rd time, in the Favourite TV Show Episode Blogathon hosted by the great Terence from A Shroud of Thoughts! This time, I’ve decided to go with my favourite Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode: Breakdown (1955). This is the first episode of this tv sh read more
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