Grapes of Wrath, Dr. Zuivago, Gone With the Wind, Giant, This Property is Condemed, Casablanca, Have and Have Not, Music Man, War and Peace, Pawn Broker, Shane, The Strawberry Blond,
The Way WE Were, Inside Daisy Clover, Wizard of Oz, Stargate,Contact, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Country Girl, North by Northwest, Bringing Up Baby, Long Hot Summer, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, It Happened One Night, Affair to Remember, Sleepless in Seattle. To name but a few.
Who are your favorite stars?
James Cagney, Natalie Wood, Jimmy Stewart, Betty Hutton, Ginger Rogers, Bing Crosby, Henery Fonda, Cary Grant, Cathrine Hepburn, Clark Gable, Liz Taylor, Paul Newman & Joann Woodward, Frank McHugh, Barry Fitsgerald, F. Z. Zacall (cuddles),
Barbara Stanwick, John Garfield, Leslie Howard, Hedy Lamar, Randolf Scott, JohnWayne, David Wayne, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Jack Nicholson, Lana Turner, Robert Redford ect.
Who are your favorite directors?
Hitchcock, Lean, Ford, Capra,
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
I grew up watching old black and white movies, mainly from the 30's on forward and in my opinon from late 30's to the 60's was the real Golden Age of Movies. There has been a few good ones since but not many. That was when the acters were most adept at their craft. I used to sneek off to the movies when ever I got the chance.
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 […]