The Golden Age of Hollywood

Great Directors (9)

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Michael Curtiz

He was tyrannical, yet intelligent, speaking five languages - all of them badly. His English was mangled to when he wanted a puddle on the…

Started by M.T. Fisher

21 Jan 1
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John Sturges

John Sturges is one who doesn't recieve the acclaim he deserves. A biography of him is (finally) coming out. He made some interesting films…

Started by M.T. Fisher

11 Mar 24, 2013
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Frank Capra

Whenever I used to think of Frank Capra, I thought of a sort of squeaky-clean wholesomeness. He did things like It's a Wonderful Life that…

Started by Juliette Faraone

5 Oct 5, 2011
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Elia Kazan

"Kazan introduced a new generation of unknown young actors to the movie audiences, including Marlon Brando and James Dean. Most noted for d…

Started by Varla

1 Jun 30, 2011
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Charlie Chaplin (Ning Network)

I created a network for all Charlie Chaplin fans. . . http://cschaplin.ning.com/profile/AnaLaura Check it out, all ideas are welcome :)

Started by AnaLaura

0 Nov 14, 2009

William Wellman

William Wellman was unlike most of the other directors, in that they boasted of being tough old birds, and Wellman actually was. (Raoul Wal…

Started by M.T. Fisher

5 Jul 14, 2009
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Thomas Ince

Any fans of this multi-talented man?

Started by Shane

0 Jun 6, 2009

Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries: To read the subtitles or just let the images flow?

Auteur Bergman's Wild Strawberries (Swedish: Smultronstället) works on more levels than I can fathom. But I do know this. One may either w…

Started by Paco Malo

5 Sep 19, 2008
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Henry Hathaway

I feel that Hathaway is one who never got the acclaim he deserved. He made adventure films such as The Lives of a Bengal Lancer and The Rea…

Started by M.T. Fisher

7 Jul 3, 2008
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This Land is Your Land: The Southerner (1945)

To view The Southerner click here. Jean Renoir considered The Southerner (1945) to be his “only work of a personal nature carried out in Hollywood.” Adapted from the National Book Award winning novel Hold Autumn in Your Hand, by George Sessions Perry, it follows a year in the life of a struggling Texas tenant farmer and his family. A lyrical portrait of do-it-yourself […]

The Man Ray Movie Challenge: Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

To view Caesar and Cleopatra click here. In 1951, surrealist artist Man Ray, who was a fan of the cinema, quipped, “The worst films I have ever seen, the ones that put me to sleep, contain ten or fifteen marvelous minutes. The best films I have ever seen only contain ten or fifteen worthwhile ones.” […]

Shoot First, Die Later (1974)

To view Shoot First, Die Later click here. Here’s how I’d pitch Fernando Di Leo’s Shoot First, Die Later (1974) to any of my friends: If you’d like to see a gritty Italian crime movie that evokes The French Connection (1971) and surely influenced Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino, look no further than this grim […]

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