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Thursday, enjoy the power of Powell

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Aug 17, 2020

OK, so my all-time favorite actress Carole Lombard isn't part of Turner Classic Movies' 2020 edition of "Summer Under The Stars" (she lost a TCM Backlots runoff to Claudette Colbert). At least we've got the next best thing -- my all-time favorite actor (and first Lombard husband) William Powell, who read more

TCMFF Day 2: The Power of the Pre-Codes

Backlots Posted by Lara on Apr 14, 2019

As any longtime festival attendee knows, a seat at one of the pre-code films at the TCM Classic Film Festival is akin to a ticket for the hottest show in town. Passholders line up hours in advance, hoping to secure a good line number–if they’re lucky and get there early enough, they mi read more

To the power of 'Puffblicity'

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Aug 7, 2018

One of Carole Lombard's gifts was an instinct on how to effectively promote herself, as she proved in July 1938 when she spent a week handling publicity for Selznick International Studios (https://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/17287.html). Not only was it a good experience seeing "how the other half read more

Glória e Poder / The Power and the Glory (1933)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Aug 19, 2017

Glória e Poder / The Power and the Glory (1933) O filme começa em um funeral. Então, a história de vida de um magnata é contada em flashback, começando com um episódio de sua infância. O filme é “Cidadão Kane” (1941), certo? ERRADO. É na realidade “Glória e Poder”, read more

Fun Size Review: The Power of the Press (1928)

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Jun 14, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on June 14, 2014 in Blog, Fun Size Review One of the earliest Frank Capra movies that is really a Frank Capra movie. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (still a teen at the time) is a cub reporter who must solve a murder, romance a girl, expose political corruption and win his job back. He als read more

Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood (2000)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Apr 22, 2014

Regulars to the site know of my tendency to discuss the roles of women in cinema, and the classic film era simultaneously marginalized and provided opportunities for women in Hollywood.  Frances Marion is one of the preeminent female screenwriters of cinema, past and present, specifically in creatin read more

The Power and The Glory, Happy Anniversary! April 4, 1941; With a Filmography of Director, Noel Monkman

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Apr 4, 2014

  The Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday, April 3, 1941   At the Mayfair Theatre in Sydney, Australia, on Friday, April 4, 1941, The Power and the Glory opened with all the pomp and circumstance due a favorite son, from the Land Down Under. Power and Glory was made with a financial guarantee read more

The Power and The Glory, Happy Anniversary! Premiered April 4, 1941

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Apr 4, 2014

  The Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday, April 3, 1941   At the Mayfair Theatre in Sydney, Australia, on Friday, April 4, 1941, The Power and the Glory opened with all the pomp and circumstance due a favorite son, from the Land Down Under. Power and Glory was made with a financial guarantee read more

The Power and The Glory, Happy Anniversary! April 4, 1941; With a Filmography of Director, Noel Monkman

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Apr 4, 2014

  The Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday, April 3, 1941   At the Mayfair Theatre in Sydney, Australia, on Friday, April 4, 1941, The Power and the Glory opened with all the pomp and circumstance due a favorite son, from the Land Down Under. Power and Glory was made with a financial guarantee read more

Film Fans are Fierce: The Power of Movies

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Mar 29, 2014

I am going share an amazing journey with you that started with the love of movies. Like so many other bloggers, I started writing A PERSON IN THE DARK to share my love of movies. In the beginning, before I branched out a bit and met more like-minded writers, I really did feel alone i read more

The Power of an Original Song

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Feb 10, 2014

How many of you had “Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head” pop into your head just by looking at this picture? For me, one of the most exciting Academy Award categories is Best Original Song.  The union of film and music can be a truly magical thing.  Few things can take an already great read more

The Power of the Press (1928) A Silent Film Review

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Sep 21, 2013

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in one of his breakout hits– directed by none other than Frank Capra! Doug plays a cub reporter who is desperate for a scoop. He gets it when he manages to implicate a young lady (Jobyna Ralston) in a scandalous murder. Seeing the damage he has done to innocent Jobyna, read more

DVD Review: The Power of Myth: 25th Anniversary Editon

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Brandy Dean on Jul 31, 2013

Any serious cinephile cannot afford to ignore the seminal six-hour campfire conversation between journalist Bill Moyers and scholar Joseph Campbell that aired on PBS in 1988 under the title The Power of Myth. Hell, any serious anyone – any human being – can ill afford to miss this landm read more

MUD Review: The Power of Love

ScribeHard on Film Posted by ScribeHard on May 14, 2013

While some may have had a quiet, relaxing Mother’s Day weekend, ours had a jam-packed schedule that included everything from room-decluttering (fun, right?) to a family outing to the gym.  (I opted for an hour on the recumbent bike because you get to sit down the whole time and if my legs tur read more

"Flying Down to Rio" and the Power of Intimate Dance

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Sep 21, 2012

Fred Astaire made his film debut in 1933's "Dancing Lady" as a dancer named, um, Fred Astaire. Preceding that film there had been a screen test where the evaluator wrote these infamous words: "Can't act. Slightly bald. Can dance a little." In his second film, 1933's "Flying Down to Rio," Astaire ha read more

To the power of soft-focus-glam

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Jun 25, 2012

A new book -- actually, a new version of an old book -- has piqued my interest lately. For this, credit a blog in the Austin Chronicle, where Kimberley Jones writes, "I'm trying this new thing where I spend a couple pages before lights out with 'Hollywood Movie Stills: Art and Technique in the Golde read more

To the power of the Lombard leg (each of them!)

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on May 2, 2012

It's been more than two months since Angelina Jolie caused a furor by extending her right leg (and thigh) wearing a slit dress at the Academy Awards. Actresses have long known a glimpse of one leg is often more seductive than seeing two, and Carole Lombard was no exception. Here's proof -- a promoti read more

Silence in Sound: The Power of “Johnny Belinda” and “The Miracle Worker”

Backlots Posted by Lara on Oct 21, 2011

When the silent era finally gave way to talkies in 1927, an art form was lost–the art of meaningful expression without words. When we look at the films of the great silent stars, for example those of Clara Bow, Norma Talmadge, or Lillian Gish, we see a wholly separate kind of film, one wher read more

Theater Streaming: Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland Fight the Power in Vietnam-era Documentary F.T.A. (1972)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Nov 30, -0001

Over the past few years of intensifying chaos in our world, I’ve often thought about the interviews Donald Sutherland gave to promote The Hunger Games, the first film in a franchise for which he portrayed the insidious President Snow. It was 2014 and he hoped that the film’s message woul read more

Glória e Poder / The Power and the Glory (1933)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Nov 30, -0001

Glória e Poder / The Power and the Glory (1933) O filme começa em um funeral. Então, a história de vida de um magnata é contada em flashback, começando com um episódio de sua infância. O filme é “Cidadão Kane” (1941), certo? ERRADO. É na realidade “Glória e Poder”, read more
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