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The Great Gatsby (1949)

Click on the “Short Review 2014″ tab above to read about THE GREAT GATSBY (1949), directed by Elliott Nugent, with Alan Ladd, Betty Field, MacDonald Carey, Ruth Hussey, Shelley Winters and Elisha Cook Jr.

Caren's Classic Cinema

The Late Show Blogathon: The Melting Man

Sometime in the mid-1950s Alan Ladd stopped being beautiful. Before that, in a cinematic era that emphasized glossy splendor and a glacial physical perfection, Ladd had been right up there with the best. 2,647 more words

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De Palma's 'Untouchables'

Brian De Palma’s “The Untouchables” (1987) opens with an aerial shot of Italian American mob boss Al Capone (Robert De Niro) in a hotel room barber chair; media personnel form a half circle around him, ferociously scribbling in their notebooks as Capone feeds them soundbites. 480 more words

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Stranger On Horseback (1955)

Surprisingly short western at 65 minutes for a Joel McCrea oater from director Jacques Tourneur.

While no where near the best from either of these two it does offer a slightly different style western from a story by Louis L’Amour. 547 more words

Daily Take

Hollywood memories

We made a brief stop on the way to Disneyland to show our friend from France Hollywood. It brought back memories of my own. How in the 3rd grade my mother moved us out to Beverly Hills, where we lived on the wrong side of Santa Monica Blvd in a white stucco duplex with a very shell-shocked Korean vet living upstairs. 269 more words

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Lloyd Nolan : An Actor's Life With Meaning by Joel Blumberg and Sandra Grabman

Lloyd Nolan is one of those “faces” that turned up in many of the films I’ve watched through the years and his presence has always put a smile on my lips. 341 more words

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