The Golden Age of Hollywood

May 2008 Blog Posts (31)

My Classic Movie Diary - Features 228-229


American Beauty (1999) - I didn't enjoy this as much second time around it felt manipulative and tacky. 6/10

High Noon (1952) - Tension filled western with Gary Cooper dominating proceedings. Famously criticised for being unAmerican. 8/10

Added by Classic Movie Man on May 30, 2008 at 12:40pm — 4 Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 30 : Weekly Podcast



1 hour 28 minutes, 34 seconds



Another packed episode 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 : The Golden Age of Comedy



Derek and Maria discuss the… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on May 30, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

My Classic Movie Diary : Features 224-227



The Glass Key (1942) : Early Alan Ladd/Veronica Lake noir with Brian Donlevy. 6/10



The Show Off (1926) : Ford Sterling once head of the Keystone Cops plays a big-headed know it all in this light comedy which featured Louise Brooks in a minor role. 6/10





When Comedy Was King (1959) : Robert Youngson's second and best compilation of silent comedy highlights. 7/10



I… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on May 27, 2008 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Warner Brothers Gangsters Collection Volume 4 (Sept)

Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Warner Bros. Pictures Gangsters Collection Volume 4 on 23rd September 2008. This latest group of crime genre classics features five new to R1 DVD gangster films: The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse, The Little Giant, Larceny, Inc., Invisible Stripes and Kid Galahad. The films contain bonus features such as rarely-seen Warner Bros. shorts, vintage newsreels and classic cartoons, plus original theatrical trailers. Also included in the… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on May 27, 2008 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

My Classic Movie Diary : Features 222-223



The Lady Is Willing (1941) : Fairly weak retread of Bachelor Mother in which Marlene Dietrich finds and adopts a baby and gets help from Fred MacMurray : 5/10





How the West was Won (1962) : Epitome of the big widescreen all-star epic westerns of the 60s. Entertaining enough but nothing truly innovative or memorable :… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on May 25, 2008 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Rate the Classics: Progress Report

June is still looking likely as the launch date for the latest Golden Age of Hollywood online venture.



Rate the Classics will be an interactive site where visitors can rate and review any feature film made between 1915 and 1965. Ratings will be out of 10. In time there maybe other pages for rating and ranking other things connected to classic movies.



I'm thinking of starting with just 200 titles in the database ready to be rated. I want to encourage people to suggest… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on May 24, 2008 at 2:25pm — 1 Comment

Golden Age of Hollywood 29 : Weekly Podcast



54 minutes 53 seconds, 25.1 Mb



Another packed episode 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 : James Stewart. Derek and Maria discuss the life and career of one of the great… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on May 23, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Busby Berkeley Volume 2 in September (R1)



Warner Home Video has announced a September 16th release date for The Busby Berkeley Collection, Vol. 2. The titles in the 4 DVD set are: Gold Diggers of 1937, Hollywood Hotel, Varsity Show and Gold Diggers in Paris.



It will retail for $39.92, but is available at Classicflix.com for only $29.99. However, for 3 days only (until May 22nd), we'll have it for the SPECIAL PRE-ORDER PRICE of $26.99. Singles will be also be available and… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on May 22, 2008 at 6:39am — 2 Comments

My Classic Movie Diary : Features 220-221

Got a little bit behind watching classics recently what with working hard on the new Rating/Reviewing site.



Here are the latest screenings though :





Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) : Quite likeable Shirley Temple vehicle which does rest a lot on the song "A Worn out Pair of Shoes" and its weird to see William Demarest playing a disreputable character. 6/10





You… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on May 22, 2008 at 6:20am — No Comments

Screwball Comedies Viewers' Guide

A list of screwball comedy films with a short introduction.



Screwball Comedy Viewers’ Guide



The meaning of the term “screwball comedy” is somewhat elusive, its precise definition endlessly debated in film circles. The genre shares a number of characteristics with other types of film comedy, yet screwball comedy is somehow distinct. We know we love it, but what is it exactly?



Three films…

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Added by Rosie Sayer on May 18, 2008 at 1:00pm — 13 Comments

Let's Not Take Our Bounty of Riches for Granted

This article at WashingtonPost.com caught my eye this morning. I thought the mugs and dames here would find it both interesting and also edifying: we, those of us who live in free societies, have it pretty good. We should not take our freedom for granted. See: Coming Soon, Scorsese of Arabia.

Added by Paco Malo on May 18, 2008 at 5:06am — 7 Comments

My Classic Movie Diary - Features 218-219

Messageboard regulars will know I've been keeping a record of all the movies I've watched in my home cinema in 2008.



I have decided to post this diary here as well as a link to catalog details about the movies in question. The numbers 218-219 are how many features I've watched in 2008.



218. Farewell My Lovely (1975) 6/10 : This movie is a bit slow and not as good as the 1944 version. Robert Mitchum was possibly too old to play Marlowe but a certain weariness fits the… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on May 16, 2008 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Golden Age of Hollywood 28 : Weekly Podcast



1 hour 18 minutes 29 seconds



Another packed episode 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 : Out West - Derek and Maria discuss the most American of movie genres the… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on May 16, 2008 at 4:44am — No Comments

I WON...!!!!!... the WB Photo Collection Pic! Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





I can't believe that after almost twenty years of not winning anything I finally won a contest! As most of you know Midnight Palace has several contests running for various prizes. All you have to do is answer the trivia questions to be placed into a random drawing to win.



Well, when I entered my answers I was sure I was right but had little hope of actually winning… Continue

Added by Ktrek on May 14, 2008 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

What I Am Watching - On The Avenue (1937)



We watched the next offering in the Alice Faye Collection Vol. 1 called On The Avenue. Interestingly enough in this film Alice Faye really has a supporting role and Dick Powell and Madeleine Carroll are the stars.



On The Avenue is a pretty fun film. At times I had to wonder though whether it was a screwball comedy or a musical or perhaps a screwball musical! Anyway, Dick Powell is a star of a show that makes fun of a socialite and… Continue

Added by Ktrek on May 10, 2008 at 10:27am — 4 Comments

Invitation to My Blogisphere

I hereby invite one and all to come visit me at Gold Coast Bluenote. My blog focuses primarily on music, but I'm slowly but surely expanding into discussions of books and film. The Golden Age of Hollywood is rapidly becoming one of my main sources for classic film information. Put another way, I thought TCM was getting me up to speed on classic films, but I'm rapidly learning how much more I can learn… Continue

Added by Paco Malo on May 9, 2008 at 9:25pm — 6 Comments

Screwball Comedy Quick ID Quiz

I've concocted another quiz for your amusement. Not everyone will agree that these are all screwball comedies, but at least they're all comedies from the 1930s and 40s. We can split hairs later over a trayful of dry martinis.



See how many films you can identify from the short clue. Some films may be used more than once...or not. And of course, "the one who wins gets a prize, only there really isn't a prize. It's just the honor of winning, because all the money goes to charity, that… Continue

Added by Rosie Sayer on May 9, 2008 at 4:00pm — 18 Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 27 : Weekly Podcast



46 minutes 25 seconds, 21.25 Mb



Another packed episode 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 : Let's Put On A Show : the Mickey Rooney/ Judy Garland… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on May 9, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

We were featured on the Ning Blog! WooHoo!

Hey everyone! I just found out that we were featured on the Ning Blog two days ago. The Golden Age of Hollywood is set up on the Ning network and this is a real honor to have them feature us. Here is a link:

http://blog.ning.com/2008/05/relive-the-golden-age-of-hollywood.html

Kevin

Added by Ktrek on May 7, 2008 at 12:35pm — 3 Comments

Silver Screen Audio



Here is another GREAT find! Silver Screen Audio is a great podcast related to classic films hosted by Joel Blumberg. I think you would find it interesting and enjoyable. Mr. Blumberg interviews stars, directors, authors of book etc. Here is a link:



http://www.silverscreenaudio.com/



Here is the intro page information:



Silver Screen Audio devoted… Continue

Added by Ktrek on May 7, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

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