The Golden Age of Hollywood

Great Directors (9)

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Michael Curtiz

He was tyrannical, yet intelligent, speaking five languages - all of them badly. His English was mangled to when he wanted a puddle on the…

Started by M.T. Fisher

21 Jan 1
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John Sturges

John Sturges is one who doesn't recieve the acclaim he deserves. A biography of him is (finally) coming out. He made some interesting films…

Started by M.T. Fisher

11 Mar 24, 2013
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Frank Capra

Whenever I used to think of Frank Capra, I thought of a sort of squeaky-clean wholesomeness. He did things like It's a Wonderful Life that…

Started by Juliette Faraone

5 Oct 5, 2011
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Elia Kazan

"Kazan introduced a new generation of unknown young actors to the movie audiences, including Marlon Brando and James Dean. Most noted for d…

Started by Varla

1 Jun 30, 2011
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Charlie Chaplin (Ning Network)

I created a network for all Charlie Chaplin fans. . . Check it out, all ideas are welcome :)

Started by AnaLaura

0 Nov 14, 2009

William Wellman

William Wellman was unlike most of the other directors, in that they boasted of being tough old birds, and Wellman actually was. (Raoul Wal…

Started by M.T. Fisher

5 Jul 14, 2009
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Thomas Ince

Any fans of this multi-talented man?

Started by Shane

0 Jun 6, 2009

Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries: To read the subtitles or just let the images flow?

Auteur Bergman's Wild Strawberries (Swedish: Smultronstället) works on more levels than I can fathom. But I do know this. One may either w…

Started by Paco Malo

5 Sep 19, 2008
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Henry Hathaway

I feel that Hathaway is one who never got the acclaim he deserved. He made adventure films such as The Lives of a Bengal Lancer and The Rea…

Started by M.T. Fisher

7 Jul 3, 2008
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TCM Blog

On Dave Kehr and “Movies That Mattered”

When I was in the film program at Northwestern University in Chicago, my peers and I were required to read the works of Walter Benjamin, John Berger, Michel Foucault and even Freud, Jung and Marx. The idea was to apply their theories to the cinema to better understand how film worked, or how it related […]

Making the Leap: Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and Talkies

To view The Private Life of Don Juan click here. Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. made his last movie in 1934. The Private Life of Don Juan was, quite accidentally, a fitting farewell to one of the first megastars of the movie industry. It wasn’t clear while filming it that it would be Fairbanks’ last movie but […]

The Greatest Early Douglas Sirk: Lured (1947)

To view Lured click here. Writer and director Douglas Sirk is mainly known today for his exquisite technicolor melodramas, such as Magnificent Obsession (1954), All That Heaven Allows (1955), Written on the Wind (1956) and Imitation of Life (1959), his last feature-length film. His work throughout the 1950s, and specifically these four films, are not […]

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