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Netflix Graveyard: Midnight

Screwball Comedy is probably one of my favorite genres of classic Hollywood. Outpacing the film noir and the sappy love stories by a huge mile, screwball is where I get the most pleasure. 425 more words


Fly Fishing with William Powell

Sometimes, knowing what you’re doing is overrated.

Who doesn’t love that adrenaline rush of panic and disbelief when you’re caught, unprepared, in a frantic situation beyond your control? 586 more words


The Screen Battle of the Sexes

Many things happened during the 1930s. The first FIFA World Cup ever was held in Uruguay and won by its host. The Nazi Party won the German federal elections, an event which would eventually lead to World War II. 872 more words


Cicada Love Songs, Summer Jaunts and Classic Movie Junkie

“…for every John Doe movement these men kill, a new one will be born. That’s why those bells are ringing, John. They’re calling to us, not to give up but to keep on fighting…” 992 more words

Delynn Royer

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

“Your intolerance infuriates me. I should think of all people a writer would need tolerance.” – Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn)

The Philadelphia Story is one of the classic screwball comedies of Hollywood’s golden era, but in a genre that didn’t last past the start of World War II, the 1940 film also marks the start of a swan song. 548 more words


It's Love I'm After (1937) - Leslie Howard and Comedy

I never like Leslie Howard so much as when he is doing comedy or adventure. Remembered today for his role as Ashley Wilkes in Gone With the Wind… 701 more words

Bette Davis

Movie of the Week 6/30/14: Bringing Up Baby

As I’ve said before, my biggest area of ignorance in film is old movies, particularly of the black and white era. I’m also not as big a comedy person; comedies are hardly ever a priority for me relative to other genres. 644 more words

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