The Golden Age of Hollywood

UPDATE:

We've done many categories since this game started. I announce the current category in the game, but if you can't find the announcement, just ask any of the players.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
There's a game I play every chance I get with anyone who knows about movies. It's very simple: we pick a movie category and take turns naming titles of movies that fit in the category. For example, "films with a number in the title," or "films with hospital scenes" or "films with Joseph Cotten." I thought I'd see if anyone here wants to play.

Since there's no way of knowing how many people would want to join in, we can't take turns, so let's do it this way: only name one title at a time and wait for someone else to name one before you go again. The game ends when either we can't think of any more titles, or we reach 50 titles (because I know some people could go on and on way past the point where I would get bored with the category). So please mention the number we're on when you name a title.
It's no fair using IMDB or other sources, but if you run across a title by accident while the game is going on, it's fair to use it.
I'll start, and for the category I choose "films in which a fire occurs" (not a fire in the fireplace). The fire doesn't have to be depicted, just mentioned. This is a hard category for me, because it will mostly be composed of dramas, and I'm more into comedies, but here goes:

(WARNING: SPOILERS)
1. Rebecca

Views: 51285

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

30. The Campus Vamp (1928) - Mack Sennett silent two-reeler featuring the risqué and somewhat controversial Sennett's Bathing Beauties, including the lovelies Sally Eilers and Carole Lombard.

 Sweet Sally, bright, bespectacled and pretty has a love rival; a long-legged athletic blonde vamp. Who will Matty her beau choose?

  The movie is shot in black and white, except for a short segment at the start of the film when the girls are waving and almost at the finale when the scantily-clad gals play baseball on the beach. These are in two strip Technicolor.

 I remembered this movie after reading one of Mack Sennett's biographies about a year ago. I dug out the book just to clarify the details I needed.

I thought we were running out of steam on this category, but it seems there's still some life in it. I'm really surprised we've made it to 30 so far. Our combined knowledge is extensive!
Shall we continue with this category or switch to a new one? Feedback is welcome.

I'm happy to keep going, Rosie. I've some more in the tank!

I'm out of ideas. Someone else will have to move us forward.

Happy to keep going to, can think of another one or two I think

31.  Billy Elliott (2000)    

Stars:  Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood

 

Billy Elliot Poster

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family
There is a part at the start of the movie - which is a modern movie and therefore in colour - where Billy is returning home and he's dancing around the streets along the way, and it kind of goes into the 'mind' of Billy, and it depicts it by showing a part of Fred Astaire's dancing routine 'white tie, top hat and tails' in the movie, Top Hat (1935) - in black and white.

  32. Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) - spectacular silent epic with a cast of thousands.

  Judean Prince, Ben Hur  (Ramon Novarro), coerced to become a galley slave on a Roman warship, his wealth and property seized, and his mother and sister put into prison seeks revenge upon his perpetrator, Messala, a ruthless Roman nobleman (Francis X. Bushman).

  Throughout the film, interwoven with the trials and tribulations of Ben Hur, the life and ministry of Jesus Christ is lovingly portrayed in awe-inspiring two-strip Technicolor, while the majority of the movie is in black and white and colour tints. 

  For many decades, only the monochrome prints existed, until 1980 when Technicolor prints were uncovered in a Czechoslovakian  archive. Since then, Ken Brownlow and David Gill of Thames Silents have restored the film to its former glory. 

 

The players of this game are a treasure-trove of knowledge that never ceases to amaze me. Let me know when you're out of ideas, so we can move on to a new category (unless you think we can actually make it to 50).

RSS

TCM Blog

StreamLine Has Moved to Tumblr!

On November 1, 2017 FilmStruck’s blog, StreamLine, moved to Tumblr. This archive will remain active for anyone looking to access older content, but going forward our daily posts dedicated to cinema will appear on FilmStruck’s Tumblr page. See the the link below to be redirected to our new location. http://filmstruck.tumblr.com/tagged/streamline-blog  

Affairs of the Heart: The Wedding Night (1935)

To view The Wedding Night click here. The Wedding Night was doomed from the start. It was producer Samuel Goldwyn’s final attempt at making the Ukrainian actress Anna Sten into a Garbo-level star, and his persistence had become something of a Hollywood joke. The Wedding Night became known around town as “Goldwyn’s Last Sten,” but […]

Murnau and the Phantoms of Germany

To view Phantom click here. It’s that time of year when Nosferatu (1922), F.W. Murnau’s interpretation of Dracula, appears on lists of recommended horror films. The oldest, existing film version of Bram Stoker’s novel, Nosferatu is likely Murnau’s most watched title. It’s eerie Expressionist style was a major influence on the American horror genre, but […]

© 2017   Created by Ktrek.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service