The Bad and the Beautiful would make a terrific double feature with Sunset Boulevard. Like that film, it is a cynical look at Hollywood. It shows the impossibility of balancing careers and personal lives in show business, with the story of an ambitious but cold-hearted producer who destroys personal relationships in order to advance the careers of himself and his collaborators. 1,252 more words
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Thank you, TCM, for letting us watch throughout Monday and Monday evening how Dick Powell morphed from a 1930’s pretty-boy crooner (who could really get on your nerves, frankly) into the very heart and soul of classic film noir heroes and hard-boiled P.I.’s. 37 more words
Are You Committed To Your Dream?
“Until one is committed, there is hesitance, the chance to draw back, and always ineffectiveness…The moment one definitely commits oneself…a whole stream of events issue from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would come his way.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe… 192 more words
42nd Street is the film that really made choreographer Busy Berkeley a star; and that, in itself, is telling. Although directed by Lloyd Bacon (a 1930’s version of a Ron Howard-type assembly line director), it was Berkeley who rightfully grabbed the honors. 1,013 more words