Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Hustler (1961)

Starring: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie Director: Robert Rossen One of Paul Newman’s most loved films, The Hustler is about Fast Eddie, a pool shark who trawls the bars and pool halls to make a buck hustling games. When he falls in with a mentor who tries to teach him how to be a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Hustler (1961)

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Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Little Big Man (1970)

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George Director: Arthur Penn Dustin Hoffman stars as Jack Crabb, in this darkly comedic film that skewers American Western narratives. He’s Little Big Man, a man claiming to be 111 years old, telling his tall tale to a judgemental journalist. In it, he tells the story of being… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Little Big Man (1970)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Once Upon A Time In China (1991)

Starring: Jet Li, Biao Yuen, Rosamund Kwan Director: Hark Tsui This is the film that catapulted Jet Li to international fame, and also managed to spawn itself several popular sequels. I riot of colour, action and convoluted plot points, Once Upon A Time in China is a martial arts classic. Set in the late 1800's in… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Once Upon A Time In China (1991)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Blackmail (1929)

Starring: Anny Ondra, John Longden, Sara Allgood Director: Alfred Hitchcock Hitchcock was such a prolific film maker, and since many of his later films are the ones that he’s known for, it’s easy to forget that he started out making films in the silent era. This film, Blackmail, was his first “talkie” and one of… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Blackmail (1929)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Week End (1967)

Starring: Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne, Jean-Pierre Kalfon Director: Jean-Luc Godard A crazy, colourful anarchic film, Week End breaks the boundaries and has a great deal of fun doing it. It's the story of a couple who are heading out into the countryside to get away from it all, but their progress is halted by a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Week End (1967)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Trip To The Moon (La Voyage Dans La Lune) (1902)

Starring: Georges Melies, Victor Andre, Bleuette Bernon Director: Georges Melies Going back quite a way into film history this time, back into a time when cinema was in it’s infancy. You’ve probably seen that image of the moon as a man’s cream cheesey looking face with a spaceship stuck in one eye, and this is… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Trip To The Moon (La Voyage Dans La Lune) (1902)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Les Vampires (1915)

Starring: Musidora, Edouard Mathe, Marcel Levesque, Jean Ayme Director: Louis Feuillade I have a confession to make, before we go any further. This film is a seven hour long serial, of varying lengths, and I didn't watch it all. Yes, I know, that's very naughty, and I call myself a film buff... Les Vampires is… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Les Vampires (1915)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)

Starring: David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark Director: Nicolas Roeg When David Bowie died recently, the huge outpouring of grief was quite a beautiful thing. Imagine touching people’s lives like that, and inspiring so many people? My first experience with Bowie was in his film work, as Jareth the Goblin King in Labyrinth, which has… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: High Sierra (1941)

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino, Alan Curtis Director: Raoul Walsh Roy Earle (Bogart) is a well known criminal recently released from prison, and whose old boss tasks him with aiding a group of inexperienced criminals to rob a resort.  But of course, things aren't going to go as planned. Before this film, Bogart was still… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: High Sierra (1941)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Rushmore (1998)

Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Olivia Williams, Bill Murray, Brian Cox Director: Wes Anderson Wes Anderson films always have a vintagey, nostalgic feel, and this is present here, though it becomes more developed in his later films. This was his second film, the first being Bottle Rocket, both of which are co-written with Owen Wilson, who often… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Rushmore (1998)