Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Film Of The Week: Network (1976)

Starring: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Robert Duvall, Peter Finch Director: Sidney Lumet "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!" In network television, ratings rule. When you watch films like Christine (2016) or Network, you get the feeling that things were changing in the 70's and that getting people to watch… Continue reading Classic Film Of The Week: Network (1976)

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Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Carmen Jones (1954)

Starring: Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Pearl Bailey Director: Otto Preminger A musical based on the opera by Bizet, with different words, and updated to be set in an all-black army camp, this film stars the incredible Dorothy Dandridge, one of the first black bombshells in Hollywood. This is Dandridge's film. A beautiful woman and excellent… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Carmen Jones (1954)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Breaking Away (1979)

Starring: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley Director: Peter Yates Four teens have graduated from high school in Indiana, and are mooching around their university town, where everyone is either a student or associated with the university, or a cutter, that is, the working class offspring of quarry workers. Whilst none of… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Breaking Away (1979)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Jezebel (1938)

Starring: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent Director: William Wyler Created in answer to the huge film Gone With The Wind that Bette Davis missed out on starring in, this film is set in 1850's Louisiana, and has at heart a woman who knows what she wants. Julie Marsden (Davis) is the darling of her… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Jezebel (1938)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Starring: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway Director: Tay Garnett Lana Turner stars as a blonde bombshell Cora, married to an old man who owns a diner. When Frank, John Garfield, enters their lives, looking for odd jobs, he's quite taken with her, and slowly a romance develops. But the only way they can truly… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Laura (1944)

Starring: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price Director: Otto Preminger While investigating the murder of Laura, the detective in charge finds himself falling under the dead woman's spell, but all is not what it seems. Everyone is in love with Laura (Tierney) who sparkles and shines in the memories of those who loved… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Laura (1944)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Jerk (1979)

Starring: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Director: Carl Reiner Steve Martin's first film as writer and star, this comedy was quite successful on release, though in a lot of ways ahead of it's time. Martin stars as Navin, a man who has been raised by a black family. When he finds out that he was adopted,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Jerk (1979)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Prizzi’s Honor (1985)

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Angelica Huston, Robert Loggia Director: John Huston In this dark comedy about doomed romance, Jack Nicholson stars as a hitman for the Prizzi family, big wigs in the organised crime game. But when he meets a beautiful blonde at a family wedding, things start to go wrong. She's a hitman… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Prizzi’s Honor (1985)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Masque Of The Red Death (1964)

Starring: Vincent Price, Hazel Court, Jane Asher Director: Roger Corman Roger Corman did a few of these Edgar Allan Poe adaptations, which starred the inimitable Vincent Price. By the time this one came out, and was filmed in the UK, there was a certain camp comedy to them, but this one breaks the mold a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Masque Of The Red Death (1964)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Dracula (AKA Horror Of Dracula) (1958)

Starring: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough Director: Terence Fisher If you're looking at classic movies, no list would be complete without a Hammer Horror film entry. A British film studio that made famous and often ground breaking horrors from the 30's to the 70's, the studio is back in action again today, with films… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Dracula (AKA Horror Of Dracula) (1958)