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December 2014 Blog Posts (12)

JUST BECAUSE WE CAN? LOOKING AT THE CENSOR by Terry Sherwood

The furor that has been triggered by THE INTERVIEW has caused me to write a post concerning censorship in Hollywood.  This is not a new subject to this blog in regards to a wonderful if not very detailed book that I was reading called HOLLYWOOD CENSORED by Gregory D. Black.  Censorship goes on today - even if it does seem that it doesn’t, considering the amount of questionable moments in today’s films. What censorship in film does is to create a two edge weapon; which in itself is dangerous…

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Added by Terry Sherwood on December 27, 2014 at 10:05pm — No Comments

Merry Christmas!

I'd like to wish all the members a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! If you don't celebrate Christmas then I wish you a happy holidays. I hope you all have wonderful day and spent with those you love and who love…

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Added by Ktrek on December 24, 2014 at 9:50am — 2 Comments

10 Christmas Films Made Over 100 Years Ago (That You Can Watch for Free)

The Christmas season gives us permission to delight in the past. 

We sings old songs and zestfully revive the traditions of bygone years. Even the most black-and-white-phobic individuals in our midst might resist the urge to change the channel when a holiday-themed classic movie…

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Added by Dave Miller on December 23, 2014 at 1:12pm — 1 Comment

Dream Factory Podcast 84c

Derek McLellan and film historian Maria Ciaccia discuss classic movies.

Episode 84c
 
The Top 50 Greatest Comedy Movies Part…
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Added by Classic Movie Man on December 22, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Dream Factory Podcast 84b

Derek McLellan and film historian Maria Ciaccia discuss classic movies.



Episode 84b



The Top 50 Greatest Comedy Movies Part 2



Movies…

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Added by Classic Movie Man on December 19, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Dream Factory Podcast 84a

The Top 50 Greatest Comedy Movies



In the first of a 3 part Xmas special Derek McLellan and Maria Ciaccia present their Top 50 Greatest Comedy Movies. In this episode they discuss the movies ranked 50 to…

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Added by Classic Movie Man on December 15, 2014 at 11:29am — No Comments

Matt's Classic Movies : The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Derek McLellan is joined by film historian Matthew Kennedy to discuss some of the greatest movies ever made.



The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)…

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Added by Classic Movie Man on December 12, 2014 at 11:02am — No Comments

MURDER IN BABYLON is now shipping

MURDER IN BABYLON, my novel about the William Desmond Taylor murder case, is now available and shipping from Amazon or your favorite bookseller.

Take a look at the trailer:

MURDER IN BABYLON : A Novel Based on Fact

Added by Michael B. Druxman on December 12, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Also remembering director Otto Preminger

Remembering Austrian director and producer OTTO PREMINGER (1905 – 1986), who was born on December 5th. He directed over 35 feature films in a five-decade career. He first gained attention for…

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Added by Dave Miller on December 5, 2014 at 10:53am — No Comments

Remembering Director Fritz Lang

Remembering German-Austrian director FRITZ LANG (1890 - 1976), who was born on December 5th. One of the best known émigrés from Germany's school of Expressionism, he was dubbed the "Master of Darkness" by the British Film Institute. His most famous films include the groundbreaking…

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Added by Dave Miller on December 5, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Matt's Classic Movies : The Jazz Singer (1927)

Derek McLellan is joined by film historian Matthew Kennedy to discuss some of the greatest movies ever made.



The Jazz Singer (1927)



To download / play…

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Added by Classic Movie Man on December 5, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Dream Factory Podcast 83

Derek McLellan and film historian Maria Ciaccia discuss classic movies.

 
British New Wave…
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Added by Classic Movie Man on December 2, 2014 at 9:30am — 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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