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Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948) - Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan and a Beautiful but Illogical Fairy Tale

Letter from an Unknown Woman is such a beautiful movie, it seems incredible that it is not more well known. It was a box-office failure when it was released in 1948 and was praised some, but not lavishly, by critics. 1,516 more words

Drama

Casanova's Big Night (1954) - Bob Hope Spoof of Swashbucklers

Nobody can spoof a genre quite like Bon Hope, I always thought. In My Favorite Brunette, he spoofs film noir, in My Favorite Blonde… 806 more words

Comedy

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

What kind of man would frame himself for murder?! 385 more words

Movies

Female Filmmaker Friday: The Bigamist, 1953 (dir. Ida Lupino)

I read about this film in a book that traced the history of Los Angeles’s Bunker Hill in the movies (mostly focusing on film noir) and this film was mentioned because Lupino filmed several scenes in that neighborhood. 838 more words

Noirvember

BARBARA DESERVED AN ACADEMY AWARD!

 BARBARA STANWYCK should have won at least 2 ACADEMY AWARDS for BEST ACTRESS in her career but WAS PREVENTED FROM WINNING because the CHARACTERS SHE PORTRAYED went against THE MORAL CODE of HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTIONS. 26 more words

"Interstellar" and the Film Question

This past week I was working my usual shift in NYU’s Film Study Center archive, digitizing some 16mm student films from a production course twenty years ago. 1,527 more words

Features

For Your Consideration: Oct. 31, 2014

There comes a time in every child’s life when they get too old to don a costume and harvest candy from benevolent strangers (or so I’m told). 570 more words

For Your Consideration