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Classic Movie Of The Week: Beauty And The Beast / La Belle Et La Bete (1946)

Starring: Jean Marais, Josette Day Director: Jean Cocteau, Rene Clement https://youtu.be/Z-7oesSsZ_w Jean Cocteau's magical classic fairytale is beautiful and strange, and definitely ahead of it's time. Lavish and surreal, it's an art film that's also accessible to the everyman, and one that has influenced many film makers since. Watch the video above for my thoughts.

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Palm Beach Story (1942)

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee Director: Preston Sturges https://youtu.be/CCHPykiJdm0 Preston Sturges was a masterful writer/director in the romentic comedy, screwball form. Teamed up with excellent performances and crazy antics, this is a comedy that's still mad cap and entertaining today. Watch the video above for my review, and as always, love… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Palm Beach Story (1942)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Farewell My Concubine (1993)

Starring: Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Li Gong Director: Chen Kaige Quite a long, epic film at almost 3 hours, Farewell My Concubine is the story of two men who get to know each other as children apprenticed to the Beijing Opera, and whose changing bond over the course of 50 years is told, against the… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Farewell My Concubine (1993)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Children Of A Lesser God (1986)

Starring: William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie Director: Randa Haines When the new speech teacher James (Hurt) starts at a school for the deaf he's struck by the anger and passion of the janitor. Sarah (Matlin) is a young woman who was the brightest student at the school but has remained speechless by choice and… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Children Of A Lesser God (1986)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Bull Durham (1988)

Starring: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins Director: Ron Shelton A baseball fan Annie (Sarandon) has an affair with one player of the Bulls each season and the player always goes on to have a successful career. But this season, while Annie chooses young player "Nuke" (Robbins), she finds herself at odds with experienced player… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Bull Durham (1988)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: My Man Godfrey (1936)

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady Director: Gregory La Cava Two high society sisters, Irene (Lombard) and Angelica (Brady), head down to the local dump to find a homeless man to complete a scavenger hunt. They come across Godfrey (Powell), who points out how shallow they are to make a mockery of men down… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: My Man Godfrey (1936)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Man In Grey (1943)

Starring: Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Phyllis Calvert, Stewart Granger Director: Leslie Arliss Wealthy and popular Clarissa (Calvert) meets charity case Hester (Lockwood) at her school and is determined to take the reluctant girl under her wing. Hester warns her that though she wants to love her new friend, life has made her hardened and cruel.… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Man In Grey (1943)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Broken Blossoms (1919)

Starring: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Donald Crisp Director: D. W. Griffith Full of youthful idealism, a young Buddhist (Barthelmess) leaves China for London, hoping to convert people to his peaceful religion. But life in Limehouse, one of the poorer parts of the city, leaves him disillusioned and he starts to smoke opium. When he sees… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Broken Blossoms (1919)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Red River (1948)

Starring: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Walter Brennan, Joanne Dru Director: Howard Hawks A forecful man, Dunson (Wayne) heads to Texas with his bull, determined to make it. Unfraid to make tough decisions, he leaves behind his one true love who is killed in an Indian raid. Nevertheless, he pushes on, picking up a traumatised boy,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Red River (1948)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)

Starring: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Gloria Grahame Director: Vincente Minnelli Johnathan Sheilds (Douglas) is a movie producer who has no scruples about using people to make it big. But his behaviour has alienated three people who he now needs to make a career making film. An actress, a writer and a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)