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: 51803

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I thought of a possible future game, i.e. movies featuring a circus - have we done this before?

Yes, I think we have, but it was ages ago. We can do it again!

Yes, Let's  :D

  3. Svengali (1931)-Pre-Code Warner Bros supernatural/horror movie directed by Archie Mayo, starring John Barrymore, Marian March, Bramwell Fletcher, Donald Crisp. 

   Wide-eyed, evil, perverse and scheming, musical maestro Svengali (played by John Barrymore who to me is reminiscent of the Russian Rasputin) is captivated by the enchanting young artist's model Trilby O'Farrell (Marian March).

  He uses his powers of telepathic mind control and hypnosis to lure her to do his will. Under his spell he compels her to sing soprano on the stages of Europe to become a singing sensation.

 Inspired by German expressionism, it is well worth seeing.

Watch it on YouTube!

It's really good!  :D

4. Village of the Damned - Non-human visitors are born as children in a small English village. They quickly learn to read and control people's minds.

Great call, Rosie!

Thank you, John! It's not an easy category, but I can still think of lots more.

  5. White Zombie (1932)- Pre-Code atmospheric psychological/horror film starring Bela Lugosi, Robert Frazer, Madge Bellaby, Joseph Cawthorn.

  A young American couple celebrate their wedding in a castle on the Island of Haiti. A spurned admirer at the ceremony so desires the lovely bride himself it consequently leads him to go to extreme measures. He makes a pact with a voodoo witch doctor (Bela Lugosi) to kill the girl and resurrect her as a Zombie. Ironically the beautiful bride Madeline as a Zombie is nothing like the vivacious girl she once was.

  The voodoo with doctor uses his powers of hypnosis and witchcraft to control and destroy mortals to reawake them as mindless Zombies.

  Supposedly this is the first Zombie film ever made. 

Interesting entry, John! I've heard of this but didn't know it was the first zombie movie. I guess there are quite a few zombie and vampire movies that would fit this category.

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 […]

© 2018   Created by Ktrek.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service