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March 2009 Blog Posts (26)

Golden Boy: All That Glitters Is Not Gold

I've seen several reviews for Golden Boy that call it a "dated melodrama." Unfortunately, I have to agree with them. I was actually looking forward to watching it and thought based on the personnel involved I would thoroughly enjoy it, as I'm a pretty big Barbara Stanwyck fan. But alas, no go.



It was a success on Broadway but much of the staginess translates to the screen. Columbia supposedly wanted to borrow Tyrone Power from Twentieth Century-Fox to play the title role and John… Continue

Added by Rupert Alistair on March 30, 2009 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Maurice Jarre Dies

Academy Award-winning composer Maurice Jarre, who scored movies including "Doctor Zhivago" and "Lawrence of Arabia" among others, died Sunday from cancer in Los Angeles. He was 84.





Movie composer Maurice Jarre pictured at the Berlin International Film Festival last month.



1 of 2 Jarre enjoyed an illustrious career, working with Hollywood directing legends including John Huston, Alfred Hitchcock and, most notably, David Lean.



Fellow French composer… Continue

Added by M.T. Fisher on March 30, 2009 at 12:57pm — 2 Comments

Human Desire (1954)

Human Desire pairs Glenn Ford and Gloria Grahame once again in a Fritz Lang film noir. Following the well regarded 'Big Heat' from the previous year, this one has Gloria as the femme fatale and Ford as the unsuspecting patsy.



As one might expect from a Fritz Lang film, there is lots of drama and Broderick Crawford as the heavy adds a suitable villain to the film. I think this film is one of those passed over films that deserves better and it certainly fits the film noir mold in many… Continue

Added by Bill on March 29, 2009 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Happy anniversary Clark and Carole :)


Added by Redrose139 on March 29, 2009 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Just a strange little note from Amazon!

Just an odd little message I received in an e-mail from Amazon yesterday: We've noticed the people who purchased and rated THE THREE STOOGES COLLECTION Vol. 5 have also purchased The Boys In Brazil on dvd. For this reason you might like to know that The Boys In Brazil will be released on April 7th....Can I say, HUH???...kind of of a reach… Continue

Added by Abdullah aka Chuck on March 28, 2009 at 11:37am — 10 Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 72 : Weekly Podcast

1 hour 28 minutes 8 seconds



Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.



Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciacca.



Classic Movies News

New Classic Movie DVDs

TCM USA Highlights



Main feature : Howard Hawks



Derek and Maria discuss the career of one of the… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on March 27, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Clark Gable (The King of my heart)

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Added by Redrose139 on March 24, 2009 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

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Added by Kate Gabrielle on March 24, 2009 at 4:46am — 1 Comment

Warner Brothers Home Theater Forum chat

The Warner Archive DVDs will be available worldwide. It will be coming in the near future as they work out the details. This will be for only the titles they have rights to worldwide which is most of them.



This discs are manufactured with high quality and are quite different than the home used DVDRs. Warner stands by the quality of these discs. Also, this Warner Archive program doesn't replace their retail initiatives.



Does Warner have any plans to follow Fox in preparing… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on March 24, 2009 at 4:15am — 7 Comments

Warner Bros. Brings Film Vault Into Digital Age

Warner Bros. brings film vault into digital age

By RYAN NAKASHIMA – 2 hours ago



LOS ANGELES (AP) — Warner Bros. is reaching into its film vaults so it can sell old movies on made-to-order DVDs, in a move it hopes will goose sales of a vital product in a downturn.



Starting Monday, the studio will sell copies of 150 films from the silent era to the 1980s Brat Pack that have never been released on DVD. Internet downloads of the movies will cost $14.95, while DVDs sent in… Continue

Added by M.T. Fisher on March 23, 2009 at 7:59am — 6 Comments

Roberta

Had occasion to re-watch Roberta last night and I was struck by this dance number done by Fred and Ginger. The full 3 minutes are all done in one shot with no cuts. Fred also was a stickler that no closeups could be done since they don't allow the full dance steps to be viewed. It is a great dance number and I made a video clip of it, posted a link here too.


Bill

Added by Bill on March 21, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Golden Age of Hollywood 71 : Weekly Podcast



1 hour 32 minutes 31 seconds



Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.



Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciacca.



Classic Movies News

New Classic Movie DVDs

TCM USA Highlights



Main feature : Greta Garbo



Derek and Maria discuss the life and career of the… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on March 20, 2009 at 1:39pm — No Comments

A Message to Garcia (1936)

This is a movie that has been made twice. The first was a silent version in 1916 and the one I watched was made twenty years later. It stars John Boles, Wallace Beery and Barbara Stanwyck.



The story is based on the actual event of Rowan's (played by John Boles) carrying a message from President McKinley to Garcia in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.



Some pretty good performances by all the cast but Wallace Beery steals the picture IMO.…



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Added by Bill on March 16, 2009 at 5:16pm — 1 Comment

The Story of Temple Drake (1933)

The captioned movie truly is a precode and is based on a story by William Faulkner. One grows so used to the laundered story lines dictated by the puritan censors after mid 1934 that it is almost a shock but very refreshing to see a story which tells it like it was meant to be.

Instead of being excessively concerned about propriety and decorum, this movie has a real impact on the viewer. The casting of Miriam Hopkins to play the role of Temple Drake, the somewhat wayword granddaughter of a… Continue

Added by Bill on March 15, 2009 at 11:03pm — 6 Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 70 : Weekly Podcast



1 hour 25 minutes 40 seconds



Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.



Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciacca.



Classic Movies News

New Classic Movie DVDs

TCM USA Highlights



Main feature : Tin Pan Alley in Hollywood



Derek and Maria discuss the golden… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on March 13, 2009 at 5:35pm — 1 Comment

Harold Lloyd Birthday Bash-April 18th in Burchard, NE



Hello All,



Myself and another HL fanatic(Nikki McKim) are trying to get something organized for Harold's Birthday. Since his Birthday is on a Monday we are hoping to get people to his birthplace on that Saturday before, April 18th. We are in the starting stages as of last tonight.

We are trying to get a hold of people by, snail mail, email, phone, etc and see what we can do if anything. I was wondering if anyone had any contacts, ideas or if anyone would… Continue

Added by Cohen Phillips on March 13, 2009 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Spencer Tracy in New Bern, NC, May 29-31

TRACY, my one-person play about actor Spencer Tracy, will be presented for three (3) performances, May 29-31, at the Athens Theatre in New Bern, NC.

Paul White will play Spencer Tracy.

The play was last performed in Los Angeles during the mid-1980s with Sid Conrad playing the two-time Academy Award-winning star.

Added by Michael B. Druxman on March 9, 2009 at 12:14am — 7 Comments

Spring Ahead!


Yes folks it's that time of year again! Be sure to spring ahead or you might be late to church tomorrow! LOL

Kevin

Added by Ktrek on March 7, 2009 at 4:23pm — 6 Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 69 : Weekly Podcast



1 hour 14 minutes 19 seconds



Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.

Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciacca.



Classic Movies News

New Classic Movie DVDs

TCM USA Highlights



Main feature : Vertigo (1958)



Derek and Maria discuss one of Alfred Hitchcock's… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on March 6, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

R.I.P. Robert Quarry

Actor Robert Quarry, known for his portrayal of Count Yorga in Count Yorga, Vampire and The Return of Count Yorga has passed away at age 83. A longtime actor , with various television roles ( Perry Mason, Rockford Files, Lone Ranger) he came to prominence in 1970 playing the suave vampire. He also starred in the sequel, as Khorda the vampire in The Deathmaster and opposite Vincent Price in The Abominable Dr. Phibes. He had long suffered heart… Continue

Added by Abdullah aka Chuck on March 4, 2009 at 6:23pm — 3 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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