Monthly Archives: May 2024

Western RoundUp: High Noon

High Noon (1952) I’ve seen High Noon (1952) multiple times over the years, including a memorable theatrical screening at the FilmEx festival when I was in my teens. The FilmEx screening, which took place in Century City, California, was part of a … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At: Metropolis (1927)

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 … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Spring Trivia – Laraine Day, Van Heflin, Robert Taylor and More

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 … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Transformative Drag in Some Like It Hot (1959)

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 … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Beverly Bayne

Classic Movie Travels: Beverly Bayne 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. … Continue reading

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