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Let's connect the stars! I saw this game on a classic film blog and thought it would be fun to play here. This is not a closed group...any and all of you are welcome to jump in at any time. The object is to connect two stars in as few "moves" as…Continue
I thought I would add a thread to discuss the last "classic" movie you watched. As opposed to just any movie. I might start a thread for modern films later. I would prefer that you post more than just a title.KevinContinue
I thought it might be fun to see what everyone is purchasing these days. And please do NOT feel like you need to limit your response to just classic films. As a matter of fact my last purchase was not a classic film at all but the latest Stargate…Continue
I didnt see a thread here talking about the great character actors so I thought, hey lets see if i can get one going!One of the great things about Old Hollywood and the "Studio System" was that each studio had their roster of ever-reliable workhorse…Continue
In honor of Mother's Day, I'm reposting this quiz that I created a few years back. I hope it's neither too hard nor too easy, just amusing enough. See how many you can name without looking up the answers on IMDB! The answers will be posted in a few…Continue
I don't cry at movies, as a rule, though I plead guilty to sobbing through the last 10 minutes of The Bridges of Madison County. I'm a hopeless romantic, what can I say?Have any of you ever choked up, even a little bit, at one of your favorite…Continue
Classic movie Man's rate the Classics got me to thinking ( and it hurt like the dickens!)I propose that we Classic horror fans should make our own top ten! So here's mine:1 Bride of Frankenstein 2 Dracula 3The Island of Lost Souls 4 King Kong 5…Continue
By which I mean, who's your favorite actor to portray the Count, of course. A possible but not exhaustive list of candidates:Max SchreckBela LugosiCarlos Villarias ('31 Spanish-Language version)The Manniquin in the Coffin in DRACULA'S DAUGHTERLon…Continue
When applying for film school in Mexico Viviana García-Besné was told that her family had been involved in making some of the worst films in Mexican Cinema history, the Ficheras. Ficheras were racy comedies typically set in cabarets and featured popular music. They were sure-fire money makers at the box office, as a genre they were publicaly condemned by the Mexican government. Viviana had grown up not knowing much about her family’s involvement in involvement in the Mexican film industry during a time that is known as the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema (1936-1960). She however, had heard her grandmother’s…Continue
The Petrified Forest (1936)
Tuesday, May 21st
A gas station in the remote Petrified Forest is taken over by gangsters; its hostages are pushed to reveal their true nature as the story plays out. Alan Squire (Leslie Howard) is a traveling intellectual who wanders into the restaurant. He meets Gabrielle Maple (Bette Davis), a painter and dreamer; she is stuck working at the gas station until her grandfather dies. Her mother had left Gabrielle and her father years ago to return to France. Gabrielle dreams of the world outside of the gas station, meeting Alan she feels close to her dreams. Alan leaves the gas station, but fate in the form of gangster Duke…Continue
Anybody who knows me knows that I am a huge Star Trek fan and I just returned from seeing Star Trek Into Darkness.
I will probably be in the minority of all the geeks in Trek fandom, but this film was in my opinion meh. I waited four years to see what? a flip flop remake of another Trek movie I dearly love. No real significant character development whatsoever from the first film? A two hour video game with lots of cool lens flares? Cumberbatch wasn't very convincing to me as a villian. I like him better as Sherlock. I thought Nero, the villain in the first film was lame and Harrison is only barely a step above that. Very few "Star Trek" moments in this film. It could have been named anything else but Star Trek and I probably would have enjoyed it more. The…Continue
On this day seventy years ago, Operation Chastise (better known as the Dam Busters raid) was put into motion. http://dandayjr35.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-dam-busters.html?spref=tw
Wednesday, May 15th
Constance Peterson (Ingrid Bergman) is a renowned psychiatrist at Green Manors hospital in Vermont. She approaches her patient’s problems through textbooks methods. She is constantly wrapped up in her work and her research and her colleagues view her at detached and emotionless. That is, until the new director of the hospital arrives, Dr. Anthony Edwardes (Gregory Peck). However, Dr. Edwardes is not everything he appears to be. That first night at diner Constance draws lines with her fork on the table linen, causing Edwardes to become agitated. The next day, Edwardes and Constance go…Continue
I just finished Stewart Granger's autobiography, Sparks Fly Upward, and I absolutely loved it! What an entertaining read it is...easily 5 stars. (And that is quite saying something, because the biographies/autobiographies of my beloved guys, Montgomery Clift, James Cagney, and John Garfield, are all 4-star books to me.) I briefly discussed this book on the "Read All About It" page, and I will be discussing it on my main blog tomorrow, but since I'm so wild about this book, I figured I would share it on this blog as well.
Mr. Granger writes about his childhood years, living in a home with his mother, father, sister, and his mother's boyfriend (whom he had thought for years was his uncle); his…Continue
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