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Noir Nook: “Killer” Noir

Noir Nook: “Killer” Noir Film noir is not easy to define. Sometimes, it’s not even easy to determine whether a film is noir or not. Whenever I’m asked to describe film noir, I respond that generally speaking, noir films portray … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: New-to-Me Noir – The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)

Noir Nook: New-to-Me Noir – The House on Telegraph Hill (1951) One of the many things that helped sustain me throughout the more-than-year-long COVID-19 shutdown was participating in a weekly classic movie Meetup. Each week, we were assigned a classic … Continue reading

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Classic Conversations: Director of ‘Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It’

I adore Rita Moreno. I mean, who doesn’t? The 89-year-old actress has it all. I loved her as silent movie star Zelda Zanders in the MGM classic Singin’ in the Rain, I loved her as poor Tuptim in the spectacular … Continue reading

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Classic Conversations: Two Award-Winning Costume Designers Re-Imagine ‘Rebecca’ and ‘West Side Story’

Costume Designers Julian Day and Paul Tazewell Re-Imagine ‘Rebecca’ and ‘West Side Story’ As classic movie lovers, we can be a very sensitive group when it comes to messing with our favorites. Even movies that seem to get a new … Continue reading

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All in the Family: Marni Nixon and Andrew Gold

A Musical Connection: Mother and Son, Marni Nixon and Andrew Gold Soprano Marni Nixon, who dubbed the singing voices for some of the most iconic songs in musical film history — including My Fair Lady, West Side Story and The … Continue reading

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You Can Say That Again! Classic Movie Quotes: July 4th

In Celebration of America’s Birthday today, July 4, 2012, I am sharing some of my favorite Classic Movie quotes about America and Americans!   Here goes… ….. You see, boys forget what their country means by just reading The Land … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture #’s 24 and 23 — West Side Story (1961) and Wings (1927)

24. West Side Story (1961) Other Nominated Films: Fanny, The Guns of Navarone, The Hustler, Judgment at Nuremberg Please…no one hurt me for having West Side Story this far down on the list. I enjoyed the film, I won’t deny … Continue reading

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