Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Starring: Tim Holt, Joseph Cotton, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter, Agnes Moorehead Director: Orson Welles, Fred Fleck Adapted from the well known book by Booth Tarkington, a man Orson Welles claimed to know during his childhood, the film is often noted to have a certain parallel to the directors life. It's the story of the Amberson… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

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Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

Starring: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains Director: Frank Capra Jefferson Smith (Stewart) is a simple, honest man, who is put forward as a senator in Washington. But Washington is no place for a man with ideals. Thinking that they have a easy to manipulate, country boy on their hands, the other senators find themselves… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

Film Reviews

Classic Movie Of The Week: Frankenstein (1931)

Starring: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff Director: James Whale "It's ALIVE!" This is THE horror film, 1001 Movies You Must See calls it "the single most important horror film ever made". It's a well known story now. Dr Frankenstein has become obsessed with creating life, and robs graves to find the parts he needs,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Frankenstein (1931)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Film Of The Week: Johnny Guitar (1954)

Starring: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge Director: Nicholas Ray Vienna (Crawford) is a saloon owner in the Old West, whose business sits on land where the railroad will come. She stands to make a lot of money in the future, but the local farmers think she's a bad seed, along with the rough and… Continue reading Classic Film Of The Week: Johnny Guitar (1954)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

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)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

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)

Persons Of Interest, The Reading List

Biography Of The Month: Alfred Hitchcock

The name and face of Hitchcock in some ways have taken over the man, a deliberate choice on his part, it would seem. Director of famous thriller and crime films like The Birds, North By Northwest, Rear Window, and of course, Psycho, he's a man that in many ways needs no introduction, but who, because… Continue reading Biography Of The Month: Alfred Hitchcock

Persons Of Interest

Biography Of The Month: Elizabeth Taylor

This year I set myself a goal of reading one biography a month about a movie star or director, or other Hollywood type, who I've always wanted to know more about. At the top of the list fell Elizabeth Taylor. Why Elizabeth Taylor? I love old school Hollywood and vintage glamour, and Elizabeth Taylor is… Continue reading Biography Of The Month: Elizabeth Taylor

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: The Barefoot Contessa (1954)

Starring: Ava Gardner, Humphrey Bogart Director: Joseph L Mankiewicz Ava Gardner sparkles in this film that starts at the funeral of the main character, and shows scenes from her life in the memories of those who knew and loved her, trying to piece together the mystery of her. She is Maria Vargas, a beautiful woman… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: The Barefoot Contessa (1954)

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105 Must See Films: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Starring: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford Director: Robert Aldrich Baby Jane (Davis) had been a huge child star, but when her sister Blanche's (Crawford) rising career eclipses hers as they grow up she is wracked with jealousy and anger. One night Jane drunkenly hits her sister with a car, crippling her and ending her career. Caring… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)