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June 14 in history

1158 – Munich was founded by Henry the Lion on the banks of the river Isar.

1216 – First Barons’ War: Prince Louis of France… 860 more words


The Big Country

(Unless my cousin is a massive bullshitter) I found out earlier that my grandad once met Burl Ives.

Which makes this the ideal time to hit you with my favourite Western theme ever. 16 more words


March 18, 2018 - The film vault: 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,' latent homosexuality and loads of mendacity

Brick Pollitt risked being pegged as weak and less than a man when he ventured into territory that was unexplored at the time – the heart of a man. 1,422 more words

Station West (1948)

Directed by Sidney Lanfield
Written by Frank Fenton and Winston Miller

Evident by the list of films for this Westerns marathon, the sheer volume of films made chronicling cowboys and indians, outlaws and lawmen is impressive. 572 more words


The Big Country (1958) Review

William Wyler’s “The Big Country” is big, so big it’s unwieldy. At two hours and forty-six minutes long, the film is meant to be an epic, and while there’s breathtaking cinematography and towering performances from the supporting cast, the overall pace of the film is uneven. 459 more words

American Myth

The Elizabeth Taylor Blogathon: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Crystal over at In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood is hosting this blogathon all about Elizabeth Taylor. Be sure to visit her site to read all the entries, I can’t wait to read them all myself.  1,495 more words


Backseat Mirrors, Please

She clocked in at seven o’clock on the dot and waddled to her desk with her laptop open in her palm. A photo of her skinny self and her sister sat beside her computer. 1,742 more words