Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Haxan (1922)

Starring: Elizabeth Christensen, Astrid Holm, Karen Winther Director: Benjamin Christensen A film in 7 chapter or parts, this is an early documentary film, though it's not a true documentary as we now know them. It's about witchcraft through the ages, the first chapter being a slideshow style history lesson about how the world was understood… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Haxan (1922)

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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)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Lady From Shanghai (1947)

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane Director: Orson Welles Michael O'Hara (Welles, with a dinky Irish accent) is a cynical seaman who helps out a beautiful ice blonde in distress one night (Hayworth), as he takes her home to safety, she offers him a job on board her husbands yacht, and a strange game… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Lady From Shanghai (1947)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Don’t Look Now (1973)

Starring: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania Director: Nicolas Roeg John (Sutherland) and Laura (Christie) Baxter are struggling to deal with the accidental death of their young daughter, and take up restoration work in Venice, Italy, to try to move on. Laura seems to be unable to cope very well until two older… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Don’t Look Now (1973)

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)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Thin Man (1934)

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton, Minna Gombell Director: WS Van Dyke As sparkling and delicious as champagne, this film was a response to the chemistry and popularity of it's two leads, who had appeared in a film earlier that year to huge success. Here, Myrna Loy and William Powell are a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Thin Man (1934)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Haunting (1963)

Starring: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn Director: Robert Wise After the slick horror films of recent years, this film feels like a creeping, insidious thriller, a throwback to another time, and relies on story and character for chills as much as unsettling visuals. This film is based on the classic book The… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Haunting (1963)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Shaft (1971)

Starring: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi Director: Gordon Parks Credited as being the film that started the craze for 70's blaxploitation films, Shaft is about a black private eye as cool as he is efficient. John Shaft (Roundtree) is tasked with finding the kidnapped daughter of a black drug dealer, but soon finds that… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Shaft (1971)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Rocky (1976)

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers Director: John G Avildsen Rocky (Stallone) is a past-his-prime boxer, trying to make ends meet, and still take on a few bouts in the ring. But he hasn't forgotten his dreams of making it big. He might just have his chance when he's on the receiving… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Rocky (1976)

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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)