I'm currently working on a book describing silent films and early talkies that are currently available on DVD. This seems to be a good way to get started. I thought the number would be rather limited, but there are over 500 such films available.
Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs, Citizen Kane, Panique, Hello Frisco Hello, Shane, Quai des Orfevres, Laura, I Know Where I'm Going, Illusion Travels by Streetcar, Fallen Angel, Rose of Washington Square, The Maltese Falcon, A Place in the Sun, Odd Man Out, The Fighting Coward, My Best Girl, The Emperor Waltz, High Noon, One Hour With You, The Kid Brother, Speedy, Tumbleweeds, Notorious Lady, Mildred Pierce
Who are your favorite stars?
Alice Faye. Al Jolson, Maurice Chevalier, George Formby, Rita Hayworth, Harold Lloyd, Laurel and Hardy, Wendy Hiller, W.C. Fields, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman,Arthur Askey, Will Hay, Fred Astaire, Kay Francis, Eddie Cantor, Humphrey Bogart, Claude Rains, George Raft, Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen, Jan Kiepura, Barbara Stanwyck, Marilyn Monroe
Who are your favorite directors?
Max Ophuls, Julien Duvivier, John Ford, Jean Renoir, Carol Reed, Michael Powell, Fritz Lang, Walter Forde, Roy Baker, Robert Aldrich, Fred Zinnemann, Robert Siodmak, Anatole Litvak, Elia Kazan, Alberto Cavalcanti, Sidney J. Furie, Ken Hughes, David Lean, Otto Preminger, Joseph Losey, Clyde Bruckman, William Wyler, Josef von Sternberg, Joseph H. Lewis
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
A professional movie reviewer for over 55 years, John Howard Reid has written well over a hundred books on movies, of which 50 or 60 are still in print. He has acted in a couple of movies, directed two shorts and wrote the screenplay for "The Rim of Heaven" (adapted from his novel) which, alas, was abandoned just 3 days before shooting was to commence.
To view Betty Blue click here. We might have a few NSFW films lurking around here at FilmStruck (1974′s Sweet Movie springs to mind right off the bat), but for my money, nothing you could watch here at this moment combines the beautiful and the shocking in quite the same way as Betty Blue (1986). […]
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 […]
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.” […]