Monthly Archives: September 2018

Film Noir Review: Desperate (1947)

“Out of every seven guys who go to the chair, six go yelling, “I’m innocent!’” Desperate (1947) is a prime example of what I’d like to call the “partial noir.” These are films that, despite their accomplished casts and moody visuals, … Continue reading

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Grace Kelly’s Stepping Stones to Success – Exclusive Guest Post by Author Mary Mallory

Grace Kelly’s Stepping Stones to Success Exclusive Post by Mary Mallory, Author of Living with Grace Though she only made 11 films, Grace Kelly achieved international icon status as a film star thanks to her gorgeous looks, great fashion sense, work … Continue reading

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Musical Interlude: Five Must See Musicals

  “I hate musicals.” We’ve all met someone who tries to rain on a musical lover’s parade with this phrase. Maybe they once watched The Sound of Music (1965) and thought it was way too long or perhaps had a hard … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Lone Pine Favorites

Western RoundUp: Lone Pine Favorites One of the most popular locations in Western movie history is Lone Pine, California. Lone Pine is a small town located along Highway 395, a few hours north of Los Angeles. Early in the 20th … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: World War I – The Gamechanger of Film History

Silents are Golden: World War I – The Gamechanger of Film History To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the final year of World War I, I decided to write a piece concentrating on the war’s impact on cinema. I hope … Continue reading

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Vitaphone View: How Vitaphone Discs are Found

Vitaphone View: How Vitaphone Discs are Found When The Vitaphone Project began in 1991, the goal was to seek out early talkie soundtrack discs that were in private hands and otherwise unknown to exist. Once located, each disc was checked … Continue reading

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Emmy’s Greatest Sit-Com Sidekicks: The Legacy of Barney Fife (Exclusive Guest post by Author Daniel de Vise)

Emmy’s Greatest Sit-Com Sidekicks: The Legacy of Barney Fife In the five years that he portrayed Deputy Barney Fife, Don Knotts set the standard against which all future television sit-com sidekicks would be judged. Knotts won five Emmy awards for … Continue reading

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Grace Kelly, Model (Exclusive Post by Author Mary Mallory)

Grace Kelly, Model Exclusive Post by Mary Mallory, Author of Living with Grace Born November 12, 1929, Grace Kelly grew up in the affluent East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia as the third of four children of John B. “Jack” Kelly and … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Noirs I Watch Over and Over

Noir Nook: Noirs I Watch Over and Over I was talking to a co-worker the other day, and she remarked that she didn’t understand how people can read the same books or watch the same movies and television shows over … Continue reading

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September Celebration Kino Classics Giveaway (Twitter)

Celebrating the Fall with a Classic Kino Lorber Giveaway! Winner’s Choice of 4 Classic Titles Time for our next contest! This time we kick off the fall with another cool Kino Classics giveaway… We are happy to say that we … Continue reading

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