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Noir Nook: 10 Things About The Asphalt Jungle (1950) That You May Not Know

Noir Nook: 10 Things About The Asphalt Jungle (1950) That You May Not Know Of all of the noirs I’ve seen in my lifetime, one of the absolute best, in my estimation, is The Asphalt Jungle (1950). It has so … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – Francis X. Bushman, Early Screen Idol

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – Francis X. Bushman, Early Screen Idol If you were to name a silent film actor famed for being a sex symbol, who would you pick? “Rudolph Valentino” jumps to mind immediately, of course–as is … Continue reading

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Silent Chicago: Chariot Races and Copyright Infringement: A Tale of Ben Hur (Remakes and the Early Days of Film, 4)

  Chariot Races and Copyright Infringement: A Tale of Ben Hur In 1907, the state of the American film industry was rather poor and was still, largely, in its infancy. D.W. Griffith had just joined the industry as an actor, … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture # 1 — Casablanca (1943)

1. Casablanca (1943) Other Nominated Films: For Whom the Bell Tolls, Heaven Can Wait, The Human Comedy, In Which We Serve, Madame Curie, The More the Merrier, The Ox-Bow Incident, The Song of Bernadette, Watch on the Rhine Casablanca is … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture #’s 26 and 25 — Gentleman’s Agreement (1947) and Ben-Hur (1959)

26. Gentleman’s Agreement (1947) Other Nominated Films: The Bishop’s Wife, Crossfire, Great Expectations, Miracle on 34th Street Elia Kazan really has a knack for directing some pretty amazing films. He’s directed classics such as A Streetcar Named Desire, On the … Continue reading

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