Tag Archives: Henry Fonda

Film Noir Review: The Wrong Man (1956)

“An innocent man has nothing to fear, remember that.” Alfred Hitchcock was nothing if not a dramatist. He loved taking trivial settings and inundating them with so much tension that something as trivial as delivering a glass of milk or … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Another Look at Western Movie Locations!

Western RoundUp: Another Look at Western Movie Locations! It’s time for another look at some Western movie locations! This year I’ve visited several interesting film-related places, starting with Bronson Canyon in Los Angeles’s Griffith Park. Bronson Canyon is home to … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Celebrating Screwball

Silver Screen Standards: Celebrating Screwball The world can be a sad, scary place much of the time, and when I feel overwhelmed by bad news there are certain kinds of classic movies that ease my anxiety and remind me to … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Bacall Beyond Bogart

Silver Screen Standards: Bacall Beyond Bogart From the moment you see them together on screen in To Have and Have Not (1944), you know there’s something special about Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. They embody that magical idea of “chemistry” … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Hour of the Gun (1967)

Western RoundUp: Hour of the Gun (1967) It’s been a few months since I devoted a Western RoundUp column to a single film, so this month I’ll focus on my first-ever viewing of Hour of the Gun (1967). In doing so, I’m … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Corriganville

Western RoundUp: Corriganville Some of the best-known Western movie locations are beyond Southern California… places like Lone Pine’s Alabama Hills, further north in California, or Monument Valley, where John Ford shot Westerns on the Arizona-Utah border. However, hundreds of Westerns, … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: Cinematic Fascination with The Big (and Sometimes Blended) Family

The Funny Papers: Cinematic Fascination with The Big (and Sometimes Blended) Family When my husband and I married a dozen years ago, we were each going to the altar for the second time. We became a blended family, bringing with … 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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In Celebration of Summer — and the Stars!

  Just for Fun: Summer and The Stars It’s finally here! Yes, June 21st has arrived and with it the first official day of summer. So get out your bathing suits, fishing poles and get ready to run for the … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Henry Fonda

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Henry Fonda, born May 16th, 1905! Some people are introduced to Henry Fonda via The Grapes of Wrath. For others, it’s On Golden Pond. As for me, well, my first Henry Fonda film … Continue reading

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