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Top 1970’s Movies (see all)

  1. The Godfather Part II (1974)
  2. Family Plot (1976)
  3. A Little Romance (1979)
  4. Night Moves (1975)

Fan Top Film Noir (see all)

  1. Double Indemnity (1944)
  2. The Big Sleep (1946)
  3. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  4. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
  5. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  6. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
  7. Notorious (1946)
  8. Mildred Pierce (1945)
  9. Suspicion (1941)
  10. Rebecca (1940)

Fan Top San Francisco Movies (see all)

  1. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  2. Vertigo (1958)
  3. Follow the Fleet (1936)
  4. Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)

Silents are Golden

A Closer Look At: Metropolis (1927) By the mid-1920s, cinema had reached incredible heights. Lighting and cinematography had evolved into fine art. The camera itself was liberated from the stagnant wooden tripods, made to float along elaborate tracks and swing from ceilings. The screen captur......
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Noir Nook

Spring Trivia – Laraine Day, Van Heflin, Robert Taylor and More Classic movie trivia and the budding of spring ? two things that go great together . . . at least, they do here at the Noir Nook! This month?s Nook celebrates the new season with some tasty tidbits about six great performers an......
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Silver Screen Standards

Transformative Drag in Some Like It Hot (1959) Some Like It Hot (1959) is widely celebrated as one of classic Hollywood?s greatest comedies, even though its cross-dressing plot roused conservative ire and caused the movie to be released without Hays Code approval in 1959. Thanks to the brilliant ......
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Classic Movie Travels

Classic Movie Travels: Beverly Bayne Beverly Gayne Pearl Beverly Bain was born on November 11, 1893, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Augustus and Jessie Bain. When she was six years old, her family moved briefly to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, before settling in Chicago, Illinois. There, she atte......
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Western RoundUp

Western Film Book Library ? Part 8 It’s been just about a year since my last column on books on the Western movie genre, so it’s time for a look at some more interesting books in my collection! The books featured in this post range from one of the earliest books in my collection to......
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Silents are Golden

Silent Superstars: The ?It? Girl Clara Bow Clara Bow, the ‘It’ Girl When novelist, screenwriter, and supreme arbiter of taste Elinor Glyn declared in 1927 that Clara Bow had ?It?–her term for a rare type of magnetism?the public must have heartily agreed. After all, the beauti......
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Noir Nook

Five Things I Love About New York Confidential (1955) I can?t recall how or when I first came across New York Confidential (1955), but I clearly remember being sucked into the film from practically the opening scene and counting it among my noir favorites by the last. Directed by Russell Rous......
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Legend Tribute: Bob Hope

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Bob Hope, born today, ? ? ? ? ? May 29 in 1903! As Actor, Bob Hope won FIVE non-competitive Academy Awards: 1941 Honorary Award:?In recognition of his unselfish services to the motion picture industry?(special silver plaque) 1945 Honorary Award:?For his many...  Read more...

Mini Tribute Mel Blanc

Born May 30, 1908 Legendary Voice Actor Mel Blanc! Mel Blanc ?appeared? in an amazing 1,025+ shorts and films, and is the voice of some of the most iconic, lovable, and sometimes ‘despicable’ cartoon characters — including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite...  Read more...

Robot Monster: Movie Monster Legend 3D Graphic Novel

Returning Robot Monsterto its Comics-Inspired Roots I’m very happy to share that there is a Kickstarter Campaign to help return sci-fi cult classic, Robot Monster, to its comics-inspired roots, spearheaded by film historian Bob Furmanek of the 3D Film Archive. The campaign is ending in abou......Read more

Noir Noir: Oscar Omission Barbara Stanwyck

Noir Noir: Oscar Omission ? Barbara Stanwyck It?s about that time again ? awards season! My favorite time of year. As I write this, I?m in the midst of my annual quest to see as many Oscar-nominated films and peformances as possible. (Luckily, with streaming, I?m now able to see all of the entrie......Read more

Revisiting the shades of fear in ‘The Leopard Man’

We?ve all been there. There’s a noise behind us. A rustling of bushes. Or a movement in a dark street corner. Is someone there? We casually walk a little faster while telling ourselves it?s just our imagination ? or is it? Yes, we?ve all been there (admit it, guys) and that?s wh......Read more

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Did you know that there is a Laurel & Hardy Museum in Ulverston, England?

The Museum began as one man's collection, stemming from his lifelong love of 'the boys'. Starting ou... ..  read more

National Film Registry

Going My Way, directed by the legendary Leo McCarey, was released in 1944. In 2004, 60 years later, it was inducted into The National Film Registry. Thank you National Film Registry!
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Grauman's Chinese Theater

Wallace Beery's, Footprints & Handprints were "set in stone" in Grauman's famous forecourt in 1931. So were Marie Dressler, Jackie Cooper...  see more