Gone With the Wind
Thin Man series with William Powell & Myrna Loy
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
North By Northwest
That Touch of Mink
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W. S. Van Dyke
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
Though I've always enjoyed movies from the early days of sound films, I have recently become more involved in watching, researching, and sharing my love for them. With the advent of Turner Classic Movies in 1994, discovering and Re-discovering those jewels from the past has become much easier and a real joy. I enjoy collecting favorites on DVD, though I also have a large collection of movies recorded on VHS, some of which are still not available elsewhere.
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When I was in the film program at Northwestern University in Chicago, my peers and I were required to read the works of Walter Benjamin, John Berger, Michel Foucault and even Freud, Jung and Marx. The idea was to apply their theories to the cinema to better understand how film worked, or how it related […]
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