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AI Classic Movie Art

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 13, 2024

Whether you like AI (artificial intelligence) or not, it is the wave of the future and is here to stay. Right now, it is in its burgeoning infancy but even as a mere tot, it impresses me every day. For the past year, I've been enjoying playing with Midjourney AI, a text-to-picture image generator an read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 12, 2024

We have a doozy of a screenshot to share this month. It is obviously a scene of a lab but what kind of lab we will let you figure out... once you get that clue then you might be able to guess what movie this scene is from. ;-)As always, if you are not familiar with the rules to the Impossibly Diffic read more

From the Archives: The Treasure of Lost Canyon (1952)

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 8, 2024

 Three happy people... Julie Adams is looking lovely, Charles Drake is handsome as usual, and the little smiling boy is Tommy Ivo pictured here in this still from the little-known western The Treasure of Lost Canyon (1952). From the Archives is our latest series of posts where we shar read more

Mosquito Squadron (1969)

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 31, 2024

During World War II, Londoners not only had to contend with German bombers destroying the streets and homes of their fair city but with a new kind of ballistic missile as well. It was known as the "V2" and was developed by Wernher von Braun, whom the United States government later recruited for the read more

British Pathe - Budgerigar Garden (1956)

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 29, 2024

For this month's British Pathé post, we have a very short film clip of Mrs. Rosemary Upton and her budgerigar garden in Margaretting, Essex. Mrs. Upton bred budgerigars and was courageous enough to add a flap to her aviary to let the little fellows get some free-fly time. Seeing her read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 25, 2024

The sign reads "QUIET" and quiet means quiet! This librarian certainly wouldn't tolerate any hooliganism in the library during her shift.As always, if you need to know the rules to the Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie game or the prize, click here! read more

Counter-Attack (1960)

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 18, 2024

A little-known fact of World War II history is that the German forces occupied the Channel Islands for five long years. We all know that stalwart English citizens such as Professor Emelius Brown and Eglantine Price helped to stave off coastal attacks from German troops, but how many of us know that read more

Film Albums: Nelson Riddle Plays TV Themes

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 11, 2024

Nelson Riddle's name seems to be synonymous with Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole, but this talented arranger/composer cut a pile of albums bearing his own name. "Route 66 Theme and Other Great TV Themes" and "More Hit TV Themes" are two albums that feature Riddle's sizzling arrangements for televisi read more

From the Archives: Another Time, Another Place (1958)

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 9, 2024

Glynis Johns had a whale-of-a-tale to tell about how she caught that fish... although I suspect it was the gentleman who really snagged this shark. This was taken on the coast of England in Polperro during the making of Another Time, Another Place (1958).From the Archives is our latest series o read more

PBS Retro - A New TV Channel

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 30, 2024

Last year I was feeling nostalgic and wanted to watch some older episodes of Mister Rogers Neighborhood but sadly, I couldn't find any free episodes on any of the streaming services on Roku. Every episode since the beginning of Mister Rogers Neighborhood was available on Amazon Prime for $1.99 an ep read more

April in Paris (1952)

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 27, 2024

S. Wintrop Putnam made a terrible mistake. As Assistant Secretary to the Assistant to the Undersecretary of State, his task was to send an invitation to Ethel Barrymore asking her to visit Paris as a personal representative of the American theater at the International Festival of Arts. Instead, he a read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 24, 2024

 Good heavens! Just when you think these games couldn't get any harder, you see a scene like this....blurry men walking blurry dogs. It just happens to be a lousy screenshot, because the film is quite clear - in fact, it has been released several times on DVD in various restored editions. As a read more

Who Done It? (1956)

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 16, 2024

Benny Hill done it, that's who! Before the famed English comedian made a name for himself on television as the star of The Benny Hill Show, he made this fast-moving farce playing a detective who sets out to capture enemy agents bent on destroying England with a weather-making machine. Hill star read more

Film Albums: Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren (1960)

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 13, 2024

This month's featured film album is a departure from the usual soundtrack LP and features two popular stars of the 1960s - Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren - joining forces for a rollicking good time on a self-titled album. Peter displays his ability to change his voice for various characters on some read more

From the Archives: Hazel (1962)

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 6, 2024

              Caught in the act! Oh, Mr. B... you should be ashamed of yourself. Hazel caught you raiding the refrigerator again - and after you swore that you were going to stick with your diet! Tsk, tsk, tsk. From the Archives is our latest series read more

Alive and Kicking (1958)

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 31, 2024

Every once in a while, you might come across a wonderful film and wonder why it is not more well-known than it is. At least, I do that....and, unfortunately, it is quite rare to find hidden gems; but Alive and Kicking is one such movie. I saw it for the first time a few weeks ago and loved it instan read more

Film Albums: 1963 - The Year's Most Popular Themes

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 23, 2024

When you have listened to a lot of record albums, it is easy to dismiss an album just by a glance at the songs included. I've heard so many with the same songs (do you know how many versions of the themes to Lawrence of Arabia or Exodus were made?) that sometimes when I see nothing "new", I pass up read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 22, 2024

 This month's Impossibly Difficult screenshot is a from a well-known film and is a fairly easy one to guess, especially if you are familiar with women-talking-on-telephones scenes. Of course, if you aren't then you may be out of luck. As always, if you need to know the rules to the Impossi read more

Little Nellie Kelly (1940)

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 17, 2024

Mix together Judy Garland, George Murphy, a little romance, and some lovely Irish folk tunes and what have ye? Little Nellie Kelly, that's what. This MGM musical from 1940 features Judy Garland playing not one, but two parts. You may be sad to see her character Nellie Kelly die within the first 20 m read more

The Luck of the Irish Airing Tomorrow

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 15, 2024

St. Patrick's Day, that most honored of Irish holidays, be comin' o'er the week-end and if ye be feeling for a bit o' whimsy then look no further than The Luck of the Irish, a gem of a film starring himself, that handsome lad Tyrone Power. Tyrone Power plays a freelance writer named Steven Fitz read more
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