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Alberto de Rossi: Italian Makeup Artist

He is the makeup artist credited with the iconic doe eyes of Audrey Hepburn, the designer of Elizabeth Taylor’s dramatic eyes for Cleopatra, and Ava Gardner’s favorite makeup artist to work with. 734 more words

Old Hollywood

"All About Eve"

Raw, ruthless ambition and good, old fashioned karma are front and center in the great film All About Eve (20th Century Fox, 1950) which was shown this week on… 240 more words

Classic Cinema

M Film Review

A parent’s worst nightmare becomes reality in Fritz Lang’s 1931 German thriller M, when a little girl is murdered and her case remains unsolved. Hans Beckert—the serial killer played by Peter Lorre—is on the loose in Berlin, leaving the city restless as mass hysteria manifests. 1,006 more words

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Les Daoboliques: Synergistic Celluloid

There are a plethora of articles, essays and books devoted to uncovering the devices which make Henri-Georges Clouzot’s film, Les Diaboliques, the model of suspense-thriller perfection. 4,175 more words

Favourite musical scenes in old American movies

The song “America” from the movie “West side story” directed by Jerome Robbins et Robert Wise :

Natalie wood alias Maria sings “I feel pretty” in the movie “West side story” : 288 more words


Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ, Happy Anniversary! Premiered in New York City, December 30th, 1925

As we can see from the posters, lobby cards, programs and ads for Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ, every means and all tools were used to promote this film, yet, because of its budget (most expensive of the silent era at 3.9 million) it lost money on its initial run, finally making a little profit in the re-release in 1931 when a score and sound-effects were added. 108 more words

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