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TCM Star of The Month: Janet Leigh

  Janet Leigh: Not just Psycho  Janet Leigh Turner Classic Movie’s Star of the Month, Janet Leigh, has a very interesting place in the lexicon of film history. Although she never truly reached the highest echelons of Hollywood stardom, her … Continue reading

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Five Facts about Cinematographer Gregg Toland

  Five Facts about Cinematographer Gregg Toland Hello, dear readers. I thank you for joining me on this most joyous of days. No, I am not just talking about this lovely lazy Sunday. I am talking about June 29th: National … Continue reading

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31 Days of Oscar Blogathon: Gregg Toland – The second Genius of Citizen Kane

  Gregg Toland: The Second Genius of Citizen Kane There is a basic theory in film criticism called the auteur theory. It was developed in the early 1950’s by French critics and was presented in the famed film periodical Cahiers … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Orson Welles

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Orson Welles, born May 6th, 1915.  Orson Welles during his Boy Genius phase The genius of Orson Welles can not be denied. Through his long lenses, long takes, and deep focus, he was able to … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Magnet Madness Giveaway: Citizen Kane (Today’s Entry Task)

Classic Movie Magnet Madness Continues! Entry Task for today… In order to win today’s Citizen Kane Classic Movie Magnet, be the FIRST person to TWEET the correct answer to the following question — (US and Canada entries only please, sorry) … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Magnet Madness Giveaway: Citizen Kane (Today’s Entry Task)

Classic Movie Magnet Madness Continues! Entry Task for today… In order to win today’s Citizen Kane Classic Movie Magnet, be the FIRST person to TWEET the correct answer to the following question — (US and Canada entries only please, sorry) … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Agnes Moorehead

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Agnes Moorehead, born December 6, 1900. Agnes Moorehead leads what I like to call a “career double life,” a fairly common condition amongst classic film actors turned small screen stars. So, what do … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture #’s 28 and 27 — The Lost Weekend (1945) and A Man for All Seasons (1966)

28. The Lost Weekend (1945) Other Nominated Films: Anchors Aweigh, The Bells of St. Mary’s, Mildred Pierce, Spellbound The Lost Weekend is an extremely tough film to watch since it’s extremely accurate in its portrayal of the disease known as … Continue reading

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