"Well, I'm just saying, that it's often hard to find inroads with these boys - they are very much products of their time and there is usually a big hurdle just to get them to sit through a B/W film. They usually resist my "old…"
"Thanks for the invite to this group!! We just watched Beau Geste last Saturday with our boys (ages 15 and 10) and they loved it! I was so happy for that. You never know with kids these days. Anyway, Ray Milland's role was a nice one. In recent…"
"Thank you, Rosie, for saying so but I don't think of myself as so well informed but I am very interested in that period of time.
I have not seen De Aanslag, and I see that it won an Oscar for best foreign film in 1987. I'm surprised that…"
"Since the Netherlands suffered through five years of Nazi occupation, with terrible repression and brutality at the hands of their occupiers, not to mention starvation and the forced labor of Dutch men in German factories (which were bombed…"
"I don't believe that anyone mentioned this, but this is right up there at the top of my list of movies that send me reaching for the kleenex: Captains Courageous. Most of the film, at least starting with when young Master Harvey is picked up by…"
"The Awful Truth is one of my very favorite comedies! When the Ralph Bellamy character hears a tune he really loves and he drags the Irene Dunne character out on the floor and starts dancing in a way that mortifies her - only to have Cary Grant hand…"
"I just read through everyone's replies, and left a few replies of my own, in kind. No one mentioned Miracle on 34th Street. Being such a sweet and sentimental story, I could easily weep from beginning to end but there are actually four or five…"
"The one moment in To Kill A Mockingbird where I just lose it is, after the guilty verdict and the courtroom is clearing and finally Atticus is walking out of the courtroom, and all of the spectators in the balcony, who were black as that was the…"
"You said it, regarding Best Years Of Our Lives! And it would take me a long time to list every little moment that gets me - there are so many. The story if very well told with enormous amounts of compassion.
There's another moment, earlier in…"
"The Best Years of Our Lives has a lot of moments that really get to me. The wedding at the end is beautiful, and I can't help but cry during that ceremony, but I think the scene that gets me much more than the wedding is when Homer takes Wilma…"
Too many to list here: Miracle on 34th Street, It's a Wonderful Life, Scrooge (1951), The Big Sleep, Murder My Sweet, The Best Years Of Our Lives, The Philadelphia Story, The Thin Man, Top Hat - I can't type any more.
Who are your favorite stars?
Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Wm. Powell, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell & Ruby Keeler, Guy Kibee, Jimmy Stewart, Jean Arthur, Edward Arlnold, Ray Milland, Irene Dunne, Thomas Mitchell, Robert Montgomery, Carole Lombard, Greta Garbo
Who are your favorite directors?
Alfred Hitchcock, Howard Hawks, Edward Dmytrick, Henry Hathaway, George Stevens, John Huston, George Cukor
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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 […]
To view The Private Life of Don Juan click here. Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. made his last movie in 1934. The Private Life of Don Juan was, quite accidentally, a fitting farewell to one of the first megastars of the movie industry. It wasn’t clear while filming it that it would be Fairbanks’ last movie but […]
To view Lured click here. Writer and director Douglas Sirk is mainly known today for his exquisite technicolor melodramas, such as Magnificent Obsession (1954), All That Heaven Allows (1955), Written on the Wind (1956) and Imitation of Life (1959), his last feature-length film. His work throughout the 1950s, and specifically these four films, are not […]