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October 2009 Blog Posts (37)

Pandora's Box

I saw "Pandora's Box" (1929, silent, German)the other day and was blown away. For starters, it stars, Louise Brooks (who I've been in love with for years), and couldn't take my eyes off of her. The film is just head and shoulders above any other silents I've seen, (and I enjoy silent pictures). The cinematography, lighting, set design and above all, the acting are all first rate. I'm on a quest to find other German silents to see if they also have the high quality of this one.

Added by Phil Richards on October 31, 2009 at 7:17pm — 5 Comments

"The Universal Cult Horror Film Collection" now available

I've whined about Universal not releasing any new DVD's--well, it looks like they're going the TCM exclusive route. "The Universal Cult Horror Film Collection" can now be ordered through TCM.com or Movies Unlimited. The set contains five lesser-known horrors: MURDERS IN THE ZOO (actually a Paramount film), THE MAD GHOUL, THE MAD DOCTOR OF MARKET STREET, THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. RX, and HOUSE OF HORRORS. It looks like these will be DVDs and not DVD-Rs. There is supposed to be photo galleries and… Continue

Added by Dan Day, Jr. on October 31, 2009 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

Happy Halloween, GAOH!

Happy Halloween to all the members of Golden Age of Horrorwood!

Added by Dave Miller on October 31, 2009 at 10:07am — No Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 103



1 hour 45 minutes 9 seconds



Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.



Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciacca.



TCM USA Highlights



Main feature : Karloff and Lugosi



Derek and Maria discuss the careers of the two greatest horror stars of the… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on October 30, 2009 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Suspense (1946)

1946 was a big year for film noir. Two years earlier Double Indemnity was a smash. The-yet-to-be named film-noir style was the rage in Hollywood. All American movie studios scrambled to put out the next big Cain-like crime thriller. After the '46 release of the classic noirs The Postman Always Rings Twice and Gilda came Monogram's biggest budgeted film, Suspense.



Suspense – with a storyline that's almost exactly like Gilda released a month… Continue

Added by Steve-O on October 26, 2009 at 10:27am — No Comments

Nominate Films for the National Film Registry

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington seeks nominations for the National Film Registry. To be eligible for the Registry, a film must be at least 10 years old and be "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Please do vote: the number of public votes a film receives is a factor seriously weighed during the selection process by the Librarian of Congress and members of the National Film Preservation Board.

Congress first established the National Film Registry in the 1988… Continue

Added by M.T. Fisher on October 25, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

here is another photo,i'd love for someone to tell me what movie it is from ? or can someone at least tell the name of the actress?

here is another photo,i'd love for someone to tell me what movie it is from ?
or can someone at least tell the name of the actress? Continue

Added by jeepers creepers on October 25, 2009 at 12:15pm — 1 Comment

The Warner Archives

I just got the 1965 film SHE on DVD-R from the Warner Archives collection. I discuss this film in the "Hammer Horrors" group. I was just wondering if anyone else had ordered from the Warner Archives, and what opinions did others have about them? At first thought, it seems like a good idea--putting movies (some of them rare) on DVD that probably would not be mass-marketed. On the other hand, if you don't have a computer, you are left out. And I have this feeling that these "exclusive" DVD's will… Continue

Added by Dan Day, Jr. on October 25, 2009 at 11:09am — 9 Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 102



1 hour 22 minutes 25 seconds



Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.



Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciacca.



Classic Movie DVDs



Main feature : Edward G. Robinson

Derek and Maria discuss the career of the great character actor star most famous for… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on October 23, 2009 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Cooking with the Classics-New Cookbook!

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Cooking with The Classics:Recipes Inspired by Classic Films is a new book by Angela and Debbie Petteys.

Cooking With the Classics is absolutely perfect for any classic movie fan. If you enjoy hosting movie nights at your home, this book is excellent to keep on hand. Not only will you…

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Added by Cohen Phillips on October 22, 2009 at 4:38pm — 3 Comments

Directors We Love: John Ford

By Jeffrey M. Anderson at www.cinematical.com



On the comprehensive movie list site, They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?, John Ford currently ranks #4 on the list of the all-time 100 greatest film directors (with Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock and Federico Fellini ahead of him), though he has placed more films than anyone else, 18, on the list of the all-time top 1000. I think the reason he doesn't rank higher is that he was one of the few great… Continue

Added by M.T. Fisher on October 22, 2009 at 7:51am — 2 Comments

Joseph Wiseman Passes Away

From the L.A. Times:



Joseph Wiseman, a stage and screen actor who played the sinister title character in "Dr. No," the 1962 film that introduced Sean Connery as James Bond, has died. He was 91.



Wiseman, who had been in declining health in the last few years, died Monday at his home in Manhattan, said his daughter, Martha Graham Wiseman.



The Canadian-born Wiseman already had appeared on Broadway numerous times and in films such as "Detective Story" and "Viva… Continue

Added by M.T. Fisher on October 21, 2009 at 8:27am — 1 Comment

Chasing Carol: A Review



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Added by Paco Malo on October 21, 2009 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

Happy 100th Birthday, Rebecca "Carla" Laemmle!

She's the last surviving cast member from the original PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925,) and probably the last from the original DRACULA (1931,) in which, in spite of her miniscule role, she gained genre immortality by uttering the first line of dialogue in a sound horror film ("Among the rugged peaks that frown down upon the Borgo Pass are found crumbling castles of a bygone age...") Ms. Laemmle was born in 1909… Continue

Added by Tim on October 20, 2009 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

Happy Birthday, Bela Lugosi

Bela Lugosi was born on October 20, 1882 in Lugos, Hungary just outside of the Transylvanian border which is now Lugoj, Romania. Famous for his portrayal of the bloodsucker, Count Dracula, he went on to star in numerous horror films. He never managed to master the English language, and that didn't do much to enhance his acting career.

His last screen appearance was in the Ed Wood Jr. 'classic', Plan 9 From Outer Space.

Happy birthday,… Continue

Added by Dave Miller on October 20, 2009 at 1:39am — No Comments

Happy Birthday Rita Hayworth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Formerly Known As: Margarita Carmen Cansino

Added by i am who i am on October 17, 2009 at 2:42am — 1 Comment

Golden Age of Hollywood 101



2 hours 12 minutes 10 seconds



Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.

Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciacca.



TCM USA



Main feature : D.W.Griffith



Derek and Maria discuss the career of the great pioneer director and why he has come to be regarded… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on October 16, 2009 at 4:09pm — No Comments

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE MILLER!!!

One of my best GAOH( and other forums) buddies is having a birthday! ( I believe the first number changeth this year!) Join me in wishing Dave a wonderful… Continue

Added by Abdullah aka Chuck on October 15, 2009 at 10:34pm — 5 Comments

Where's Jules Verne when you need him?

When I got home from work and saw the media going crazy over balloon boy, I thought, "Wouldn't it be great if he landed on an island somewhere? And the island was filled with over-size animals? And a bunch of pirates showed up? And there was a great Bernard Herrmann music score in the background?" Ahhhh........it ain't gonna happen.

Added by Dan Day, Jr. on October 15, 2009 at 6:07pm — 1 Comment

GAOH Top 100 Radio Show List

Here is the list of movies Maria and I came up with to discuss in episode 100 of the Podcast. I decided to stick to feature films from any point in film history or country so no shorts or documentaries.



Initially we both made lists of 100 which gave us 158 titles. We agreed on 42 and then each made 29 choices out of our other selections to reach 100. You can hear the reasoning behind our choices on the podcast.



Our list in chronological order :



1. The Birth of a… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on October 14, 2009 at 5:30pm — 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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