The Golden Age of Hollywood

February 2012 Blog Posts (12)

Century of Cinema Part 6

The Great Film Comedians


The most memorable comedians from the silent and early sound eras : Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd, Langdon, Laurel and Hardy, W.C. Fields and the Marx Brothers.

 

Added by Classic Movie Man on February 24, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 202

1 hour 31 minutes 52 seconds

Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.

Presented by Derek McLellan with film historian…

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Added by Classic Movie Man on February 24, 2012 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Anyone going to see Napoleon (1927) in Oakland ?

 

I'm delighted to say I have tickets for the March 31st screening of Abel Gance's 5 and half hour silent masterpiece which is likely be quite an experience to see with a live orchestra and with the climactic triptypch of images, I believe three projectors have…

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Added by Classic Movie Man on February 17, 2012 at 4:27pm — 1 Comment

Century of Cinema Part 5

Scandals and Censors



The impact of the scandals of the early 20s, the introduction of censorship and its tightening in the sound era.

 

Stars of the Silent Screen



Hollywood stars of the 20s : the worldly women Swanson and Talmadge , the Latin lover Valentino, the flappers Colleen Moore, Clara Bow, the cowboys Tom Mix, Harry…

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Added by Classic Movie Man on February 17, 2012 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 201

 

1 hour 31 minutes 22 seconds

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The Andy Griffith Show - Season Four, Episode Two - Original Air Date, October 7, 1963

This is one of my favorite episodes of The Andy Griffith Show.  This episode, as many others do, stars Andy…

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Added by Dave the Movie Guy on February 16, 2012 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Century of Cinema Part 4

 

Age of Griffith


D.W.Griffith, his partners in Triangle -- Thomas Ince and Mack Sennett, Charlie Chaplin.


World War One


Films from and inspired by the war - early DeMille, Hearts of the World, The Big Parade, Wings and All Quiet on the Western Front.

Added by Classic Movie Man on February 10, 2012 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 200

1 hour 42 minutes 5 seconds

Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic…

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Added by Classic Movie Man on February 10, 2012 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Ma And Pa Kettle (1949)

Ma and Pa Kettle is a great family film about a very unique family.  This was the second film appearance of the characters after their first unforgettable, incidental supporting character roles in the The Egg And I (1947) starring Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray.  Released by Universal-International Pictures…

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Added by Dave the Movie Guy on February 9, 2012 at 1:53pm — 5 Comments

Century of Cinema Part 3

The history of the first 100 years of cinema

European Pioneers
Pioneers in Britain, France and Italy


Scandinavian Silents
Early films in Denmark and Sweden -- Dreyer, Christensen, Sjostrom and Stiller.

Added by Classic Movie Man on February 3, 2012 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 199

1 hour 33 minutes 25 seconds

Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.

Presented by Derek McLellan with film historian Maria Ciaccia…

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Added by Classic Movie Man on February 3, 2012 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Happy Birthday to the King of Hollywood

Added by Redrose139 on February 1, 2012 at 10:46am — No Comments

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Affairs of the Heart: The Wedding Night (1935)

To view The Wedding Night click here. The Wedding Night was doomed from the start. It was producer Samuel Goldwyn’s final attempt at making the Ukrainian actress Anna Sten into a Garbo-level star, and his persistence had become something of a Hollywood joke. The Wedding Night became known around town as “Goldwyn’s Last Sten,” but […]

Murnau and the Phantoms of Germany

To view Phantom click here. It’s that time of year when Nosferatu (1922), F.W. Murnau’s interpretation of Dracula, appears on lists of recommended horror films. The oldest, existing film version of Bram Stoker’s novel, Nosferatu is likely Murnau’s most watched title. It’s eerie Expressionist style was a major influence on the American horror genre, but […]

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