Category Archives: Films

Film Noir Review: Dark City (1950)

“Guys like you seldom get arrested. You get killed first.” Dark City is a prime example of intermingling genres. It’s upfront in its blend of horror and film noir, an agenda that’s alluded to in the opening sequence. Danny Haley (Charlton Heston) confidently struts … Continue reading

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90 Years of Sidney Poitier Blogathon: To Sir with Love (1967)

Happy 90th Birthday Sidney Poitier! A Blogathon Celebration! “The time has come for closing books and long last looks must end. And as I leave, I know that I am leaving my best friend… a friend who taught me right from wrong … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: The Bribe (1949)

“I never knew a crooked road could look so straight.” In his book Dark City, Eddie Muller calls the film Thieves’ Highway (1949) a case of “Steinbeck noir,” in reference to the dark spin put on the fruit markets and Southern California … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

“Nobody ever gave me anything, so I don’t owe nobody!” With the Interstate Highway Act of the 1950s, film noir became mobile. Four lane freeways lined the country, and big city crooks were given free reign to explore rural America. … Continue reading

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Werewolf of London (1935)

“Neither man nor wolf…” Stuart Walker’s Werewolf of London (1935) succeeds in terrifying sensitive souls. The movie tells the story of botanist, Wilfred Glendon (Henry Hull) who goes on an expedition to Tibet where the rare mariphasa lupina lupina can … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: The Big Steal (1949)

“It’ll be getting dark soon. I hate the thought of spending the night with an empty revolver.” Robert Mitchum, owner of the sleepiest eyes in Hollywood, was arrested for smoking marijuana in 1948. The scandal shocked few within the industry, … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: Lady in the Lake (1947)

“Some cases, like this one, kind of creep up on you on their hands and knees and the first thing you know, you’re in it up to your neck.” First person perspective was an idea that film noir flirted with … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

“Match me, Sidney…” Hollywood was overrun with exposés in the 1950s. Films like Sunset Boulevard (1950), Ace in the Hole (1951), and The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) dropped men and women into society’s underbelly with little in the way … Continue reading

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Classic Movies and More: Interview with Bob Furmanek of the 3-D Film Archive

“Classic Movies and More” YouTube Show Launch: Interview with Bob Furmanek about 3-D Film Restoration of GOG (1954) We are very pleased to be launching our “Classic Movies and More” YouTube Show today! Our debut episode features an interview with Bob Furmanek, … Continue reading

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In Celebration of National Classic Movie Day: “My Favorite Classic Movie” Blogathon — You Can’t Take It With You

“You can’t take it with you… So what good is it? As near as I can see, the only thing you can take with you is the love of your friends.”   -Grandpa Vanderhoff ….. Anyone who knows me, knows that … Continue reading

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