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Classic Film Reviews: The General (1926)

“We’ve come a LONG way from silent films and this is one of those movies that reminds us just how far we’ve come” 

Based off The Great Locomotive Chase, The General (1926) is a silent comedy co-directed by Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman. 321 more words


So...I'm going to be on TCM next Saturday 11/29

It doesn’t even really seem real, but just about a week from now, if you tune in to Turner Classic Movies (TCM), you’ll see me chatting with Ben Mankiewicz about the Bob Hope Christmas classic, … 482 more words

Cinema Snacks


Written by Andrew Martin

When beautiful Phylis Isley arrived in Hollywood at the age of twenty to sign her contract with 20th-Century Fox, she’d already racked up a good deal of stage performances in her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. 845 more words


CLASSIC FILM REVIEW: Citizen Kane (1941)

This was originally written as part of an essay for the Introduction to Film Studies module at the University of Limerick circa 2010.

Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles) is a wealthy media tycoon who is now old and has over the years withdrawn from society. 523 more words


Billy Wilder's Sabrina (1954)

Sabrina (1954) boasts such an all-star lineup it’s hard to see how it could be anything but great. The film is directed by the great Billy Wilder (it was his last film with Paramount Pictures, ending a 12-year working relationship), and stars William Holden, Humphrey Bogart, AND Audrey Hepburn. 462 more words


From Forward Roll to Starring Role: Cary Grant's Conscious Creation of Himself

He was born Archibald Alexander Leach on 18 January 1904, in the industrial port of Bristol on the west coast of England, to Elias James Leach, a garment worker, and Elsie Maria (Kingdon) Leach. 1,418 more words


My entry to #bwchallenge

As I just wrote on facebook, I’d like to thank Fookshit for the nomination to #bwchallenge, according to which everybody should post B&W photos  for 5 days in a row. 58 more words