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The Sunday Intertitle: The Black Hole

Today’s intertitle ought really to say “Attempting to recover installation,” since I made the mistake of trying to get Windows 10 on my laptop and now I have a black screen with that frustrating sentence superimposed at bottom, possibly forever. 212 more words


Pre-Code morals: Barbara Stanwyck's 'bad' girls

There’s a moment in almost every one of Barbara Stanwyck’s pre-Code films when the actresses’ energy and fire breaks through into her character, creating a moment of pure emotion and intensity. 1,393 more words

Screen Goddess

Arliss Alert! THE HOUSE OF ROTHSCHILD on TCM 9/23 @ 8 PM Eastern Time

George Arliss returns to the air in prime time. This Tuesday, September 23, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is showing THE HOUSE OF ROTHSCHILD at 8 PM, eastern time. 69 more words


Zanuck & Boomerang!

The continuing story of Darryl F. Zanuck and his role in molding some classic Fox noirs. 331 more words


Pickup on South Street (1953)

By Scott Ross

Few filmmakers reveal the paucity of critical ideas and vocabulary than Samuel Fuller—or inspire more overuse of verbal cliché. Scan nearly any piece on Fuller’s movies and, however laudatory the perspective, the word “blunt” is virtually guaranteed to appear, sooner rather than later. 1,088 more words

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How to Celebrate Easter + Passover?

An excerpt from Rita Hayworth’s Shoes shows how it’s done. Happy Passover, Happy Easter, and Happy Spring everyone!

How Amy and Her Extended Family Celebrated the Holidays… 3,796 more words

Sherlock Holmes Week Day VI: the Holmes-Fire burned out?

We began the week with THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES,  Rathbone’s second outing as Holmes, and considered by many (moi included) to be his best, and maybe even one of… 686 more words

Basil Rathbone