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A Trip to The Moon

Le Voyage Dans la Lune also known in English as A Trip to the Moon is a 1902 French silent film directed by Georges Méliès. Inspired by a wide variety of sources, including Jules Verne’s novels From the Earth to the Moon and Around the Moon, the film follows a group of astronomers who travel to the Moon in a cannon-propelled rocket ship.While it may be one of the first examples of science fiction the short film has a much more of a fantasy element in it than it does a science fiction vibe. 515 more words


Val Lewton: A Master of Suspense

I have to give a plug to the folks at The Secret History of Hollywood.

I’ve spent the last couple of days listening to podcasts of their comprehensive, 6-part documentary on the life and career of an under-appreciated cinematic genius, Val Lewton. 211 more words



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7 Things about Gilbert Roland

Old Hollywood’s history of Hispanic and Latin actors/actresses is sometimes overlooked and there’s a lack of exploring the breadth of their contributions to film. Roland appeared in films alongside Clara Bow, Mae West, Errol Flynn, and Kirk Douglas but he’s probably best remembered for his portrayal of… 1,218 more words

Old Hollywood

Life's a Banquet!

I have a love of classic cinema, and the actors in them. I blame my mother for it, really. The woman raised me on the films of Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, Doris Day, and many more. 754 more words

La La Land - Review

Damien Chazelle’s La La Land was one of the most talked about films of 2016. It was nominated for 14 Oscars, winning 6.

Chazelle’s clear aim for this film was to bring a little bit of old cinema magic to modern cinema. 177 more words

The $5 Movie Ticket, Or So They Say

Reclining seats and 3D effects and bars in the theater lobby inflate a movie date night to the point where a home equity loan is required (which by the way wouldn’t be tax deductible in 2018). 615 more words