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. . . http://cschaplin.ning.com/profile/AnaLaura 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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A Far From Perfect Understanding (1933)

To view Perfect Understanding click here. In 1929, after a successful career in silent film and at the height of her popularity, Gloria Swanson was preparing for her transition to “talkies,” the earliest, raw experiments in bringing sound to motion pictures. Her sound debut was in the 1929 drama written and directed by Edmund Goulding, The […]

Werner Herzog and the Burden of Dreams (1982)

To view Burden of Dreams click here. “If I abandon this project I would be a man without dreams and I don’t want to live like that. I live my life or I end my life with this project.” That’s how Werner Herzog responded to his investors in Germany asking him if he had the will […]

The Living and the Dead: L’Eclisse (1962)

To view L’Eclisse click here. FilmStruck is currently streaming 11 films featuring Alain Delon as part of their “Icons: Alain Delon” theme and for the next 4 weeks I’ll be spotlighting a few of my favorite titles in this collection. To learn more about the French actor please see a previous post I wrote in 2010 […]

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