Monthly Archives: November 2020

“La Marseillaise” Plays, as Rick, Ilsa and Refugees Find Their Footing in Casablanca (Guest Post)

“La Marseillaise” Even more than the famous “Here’s Looking at You” scene, the “La Marseillaise” scene in Casablanca is the one scene in the film that evokes more emotion from audiences than any other, as it propels the narration in … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Hidden Gems, Vol. 2

Western RoundUp: Hidden Gems, Vol. 2 At the beginning of this year, I wrote a column on three Westerns I consider “Hidden Gems,” lesser-known yet very entertaining movies. Here’s a trio of three more Westerns I’ve really enjoyed which aren’t widely … Continue reading

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The Directors’ Chair: The Wrong Man and I Confess

The Directors’ Chair: The Wrong Man and I Confess CAUGHT IN A TRAP…AND I CAN’T WALK OUT This month’s foray into director Alfred Hitchcock explores him putting characters into such black holes not even light can escape. I’ll give you … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: “For the Sake of the Picture” – The Dangerous Era of Silent Filmmaking

Silents are Golden: “For the Sake of the Picture” – The Dangerous Era of Silent Filmmaking Most of us are familiar with the incredible stuntwork done for the 1910s and 1920s films – often by the main stars themselves, such … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: The Vampire through the Artistry of Mario Bava

The Vampire through the Artistry of Mario Bava As much as we love Bela Lugosi and our other iconic film Dracula, Christopher Lee, there’s a range of vampire films that go beyond these actors and The Count. Some aren’t memorable … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Dame Name Noirs – Mildred Pierce (1945)

Noir Nook: Dame Name Noirs – Mildred Pierce (1945) If you know anything about me, you know I love my noir dames. Everything about them fascinates me – from their fearless approach to life to their mercenary ways – and … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: The Petrified Forest (1936)

Silver Screen Standards: The Petrified Forest (1936) Warning: This post contains spoilers about the ending of the film. If I were younger or in a more sanguine mood, I might find The Petrified Forest (1936) very romantic, but middle age … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful Life: The Illustrated Holiday Classic – Book Giveaway (now thru Dec 12)

It’s a Wonderful Life: The Illustrated Holiday ClassicWe have 10 Books to Giveaway Now through Dec 12! Re-live the beloved holiday classic with thislavishly illustrated storybook the entire family can share We are delighted to announce our next giveaway — just in … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Mary Carlisle

Classic Movie Travels: Mary Carlisle –Hollywood and Beverly Hills During her time in the film industry, Mary Carlisle took on many roles as an ingénue. A talented singer, dancer, and actress, she appeared in over 60 Hollywood films. Carlisle was … Continue reading

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Watch Party ‘Rewind’: House on Haunted Hill

House on Haunted HillWatch Party and Video Chat ‘Rewind’ Thanks to everyone who joined our First-Ever Watch Party and Video Chat last Friday! We had so much fun and really appreciate your support! I know that Halloween is over, but … Continue reading

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