A Foreign Affair
The More The Merrier
The talk of the town
Bringing Up Baby
The Lady from Shanghai
It happened one night
The blue angel
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About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
Italian, studying literature. I'm fond of classic movies since I was 12 and I saw "Shanghai Surprise" starring Madonna and Sean Penn, set in the 30s. My biggest idol is Jean Arthur, whose movies i use to collect.
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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 […]