Monthly Archives: April 2021

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look – The General (1926)

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look – The General (1926) Often called one of the finest silent films of all time – some people even consider it the finest – Buster Keaton’s masterwork The General (1926) still feels wonderfully fresh … Continue reading

Posted in Posts by Lea Stans, Silents are Golden | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Noir Nook: Not Your Average Noir

Noir Nook: Not Your Average Noir What are the characteristics of film noir? Femme Fatales? Voiceover narration? Flashbacks? Cynical anti-hero? Deep shadows and single-source lighting? Urban setting? Unique camera angles? Hard-boiled detective? Yes. And no. You won’t find every one … Continue reading

Posted in Noir Nook, Posts by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

How Many Films did James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart Star in Together?

How Many Films did James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart Star in Together? Learn your lines, plant your feet, look the other actor in the eye, say the words, mean them. — James Cagney Cagney and Bogart — two of the … Continue reading

Posted in How Many Films Did They Star In Together?, Posts by Annmarie Gatti | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

“Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life” & “Joan Crawford: The Essential Biography” Book Giveaway (April)

Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life andJoan Crawford: The Essential BiographyTwo Biographies for Two Lucky Winners! CMH is happy to announce our next Classic Movie Book Giveaway as part of our partnership with University Press of Kentucky! This time, we’ll be … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Contests & Giveaways, Posts by Annmarie Gatti | 24 Comments

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Marvelous Mabel Normand

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Marvelous Mabel Normand If Charlie Chaplin is considered the king of slapstick, then Mabel Normand certainly is its queen. Much-loved by audiences in her day, everyone who knew and worked with Mabel also … Continue reading

Posted in Posts by Lea Stans, Silents are Golden | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Monsters and Matinees: Nature Strikes Back in Eco-horror Films

Nature Strikes Back in Eco-horror Films Is there anything scarier in horror movies than the truth factor? It doesn’t matter how far-fetched the plot or how loosely it may be based in reality, just a touch of “this did happen” … Continue reading

Posted in Horror, Posts by Toni Ruberto | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cinemallennials: Some Like It Hot (1959)

Cinemallennials: Some Like It Hot (1959) For those of you who are unfamiliar with Cinemallennials, it is a bi-weekly podcast in which I, and another millennial, watch a classic film that we’ve never seen before, and discuss its significance and … Continue reading

Posted in Cinemallennials, Posts by Dave Lewis | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Screen Classics Discussion Video Series: “Growing Up Hollywood” with Victoria Riskin, William Wellman Jr. and Alan Rode

“Growing Up Hollywood” Screen Classics Discussion DebutVictoria Riskin & William Wellman Jr, moderated by Alan Rode We’re so happy to share the Very First Event in our Exclusive Classic Movie Hub Screen Classics Discussion Video Series with University Press of … Continue reading

Posted in Interviews, Posts by Annmarie Gatti, Video Clips | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

“Growing Up Hollywood” Book Giveaway: Victoria Riskin, William Wellman Jr. and Alan Rode

“Growing Up Hollywood” Book GiveawayA Prize Package to Kick Off our Screen Classics Discussion Series CMH is happy to announce the very first of our year-long monthly book giveaways as part of our partnership with University Press of Kentucky! Our … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Contests & Giveaways, Posts by Annmarie Gatti | Tagged , , , , | 17 Comments

Silver Screen Standards: Stagecoach (1939)

Silver Screen Standards: Stagecoach (1939) I took a short ride in a stagecoach once, at the Old Tucson Western theme park in Arizona, and it permanently altered my impression of films like Stagecoach (1939), where travelers make long journeys in … Continue reading

Posted in Posts by Jennifer Garlen, Silver Screen Standards | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments