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March Madness #12: BURT LANCASTER

All Good Things Posted by Kat_Selby on Mar 12, 2018

Welcome to Day 11 of MARCH MADNESS! Every day one Super-star will be featured - a star of many types of roles, from really, really B.A.D. to the sweetest-dearest-most darling! DAY #10 Results: DEBBIE REYNOLD's sweet and dear KATHY SELDON is "Singin' in the Rain" for her win over Peggy Brown in "Th read more

Top of the World: 15 Burt Lancaster Films

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Nov 3, 2017

Today marks the Burt Lancaster’s birthday! You may know it or not, but he has always been one of my very favourite actors since in discovered him in The Unforgiven (John Huston, 1960). The one we also call “Mr. Muscles & Teeth” or “Big Teeth” if you are my mother s read more

The Five Best Burt Lancaster Performances

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Dec 17, 2015

The shadows enhance the film's dark tones. 1. Sweet Smell of Success (1957) - Surprisingly, Burt Lancaster didn't garner rave reviews nor earn any awards for what I consider his finest performance. In this first-rate adaptation of Clifford Odets' play, he stars as J.J. Hunsecker, an influentia read more

Day 2 of Noirvember: Remembering Burt Lancaster

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 3, 2015

Lancaster and Gardner in The Killers He began his career as a circus acrobat, became an Academy-Award winning star of the silver screen, and helped launch one of the most successful independent production companies of his time. And he was the star of seven first-rate examples of the classic noir per read more

Castle Keep (1969) with Burt Lancaster and Peter Falk

Classic Film Freak Posted by Greg Orypeck on Jul 30, 2015

Share This! “My purpose is madness.  It’s the only way you can really tell what happens in war.  By lying, you can open the door a little crack on the truth.”—— Private Benjamin (Al Freeman, Jr.) If you happen to wander into Castle Keep by accident, or by some ill-fated wrong turn, as do read more

Castle Keep (1969) with Burt Lancaster and Peter Falk

Classic Film Freak Posted by Greg Orypeck on Jul 30, 2015

Share This! “My purpose is madness.  It’s the only way you can really tell what happens in war.  By lying, you can open the door a little crack on the truth.”—— Private Benjamin (Al Freeman, Jr.) If you happen to wander into Castle Keep by accident, or by some ill-fated wrong turn, as do read more

The Best Films of Burt Lancaster

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 5, 2014

1. From Here to Eternity 2. Sweet Smell of Success 3. The Leopard 4. Judgment at Nuremberg 5. The Killers 6. Elmer Gantry 7. Local Hero 8. Atlantic City 9. Criss Cross 10. Seven Days in May 11. The Train 12. The Crimson Pirate 13. Brute Force 14. The Professionals 15. Field of Dreams 16. The Flame a read more

The Best Films of Burt Lancaster (1913-1994)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 5, 2014

1. From Here to Eternity 2. Sweet Smell of Success 3. The Leopard 4. Judgment at Nuremberg 5. The Killers 6. Elmer Gantry 7. Local Hero 8. Atlantic City 9. Criss Cross 10. Seven Days in May 11. The Train 12. The Crimson Pirate 13. Brute Force 14. The Professionals 15. Field of Dreams 16. The Flame a read more

The Great Burt Lancaster

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by The Wonderful World of Cinema on Nov 3, 2014

I think that the best way to end this Sunday would be to write  a tribute to my 7th favourite actor, the one and only Burt Lancaster. I really love this classic actor and today, November 2, it’s his birthday. After working in a circus, Burt was already 32 when he started a brilliant film care read more

The Train (1964) with Burt Lancaster

Classic Film Freak Posted by Greg Orypeck on Sep 4, 2014

Share This!“The art train is not to be destroyed.  Orders are to mark it so that the planes will pass it up.”— a French Resistance leader Some critics, and even that lesser breed of us, those mere movie observers and hyper film buffs, are rumored to enjoy writing negative reviews, not usually read more

Wash the Blood Off My Hands (1948) with Burt Lancaster and Joan Fontaine

Classic Film Freak Posted by Orson De Welles on Feb 15, 2014

Share This! A HUNTED MAN…A LOVE-HAUNTED WOMAN! It sounds like a gritty and exciting movie if you only look at the title of Wash the Blood Off My Hands, a 1948 noir thriller starring Burt Lancaster and Joan Fontaine. It is also rather short, so easy to work into your schedule if you’re a touch read more

TCM’s Star of the Month: Burt Lancaster

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Nov 11, 2013

  TCM Star of the Month Burt Lancaster This month Turner Classic Movies is celebrating Burt Lancaster as its Star of the Month. With a career spanning five decades and with more than 85 films to his credit, Lancaster has one of the longest and most prolific careers of any Hollywood star. He be read more

Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Burt Lancaster

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Nov 2, 2012

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Burt Lancaster, born on November 2, 1913! When I think Burt Lancaster, the first thing that pops into my head is simple: man. For me, Lancaster is the go-to example for testosterone-driven manliness in classic cinema – the shining example of what read more

Film Noir Movie Posters: BURT LANCASTER

Where Danger Lives Posted by Mark on Oct 28, 2011

Hi all. In addition to numerous essays in the queue, I’m working on a few large poster projects (particularly a major top 100 countdown) that I’m planning to begin posting during the winter break between semesters. In the meantime, I’ve been working on some smaller star-centric mov read more

Burt Lancaster.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Aug 25, 2011

Burt Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994), was best known for his athletic build and smile. After first performing in "tough guy" roles, Lancaster reinvented himself in late 1950s and performed in more challenging roles, and became one of the best actors of his era. Personal Quot read more

I'm Dying to See Burt Lancaster on Sesame Street!

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Dec 28, 2010

Ever since I read this item about James Earl Jones and Burt Lancaster performing on early episodes of Sesame Street, I've been dying to see Lancaster recite the alphabet. He also did a segment where he does push-ups while counting. I must see these clips! I've seen this James Earl Jones clip (and read more

Happy Birthday: Burt Lancaster!

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Nov 2, 2010

At the age of 9, Lancaster met Nick Cravat, with whom he worked with throughout his life. Together they formed the acrobat duo "Lang and Cravat" and joined the Kay Brothers circus. Unfortunately, in 1939, an injury would force Lancaster to give up the profession. He would later be reunited with C read more

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