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And the Oscar Goes to...: The Best Years of Our Lives

Here we’ve come to what I consider the last contemporary World War II film in the Best Picture list. There were three: Mrs. Miniver (1942), … 249 more words


Les Miserables (1935) - Fredric March, Charles Laughton

I’ve read that the best Hollywood adaptation of Victor Hugo’s immense Les Miserables (my copy is 1400 pages) is the 1935 version, directed by Richard Boleslawski and starring Fredric March and Charles Laughton. 1,102 more words


Movie Quote of the Day - The Wild Party, 1929 (dir. Dorothy Arzner)

Stella Ames: Why do you hate me so?
James ‘Gil’ Gilmore: Hate you? How could I hate when I would have killed for you!

Movie Quote Of The Day

A Week Can Be a Long Time in Politics

7 DAYS IN MAY (1964) — one of Frankenheimer’s very best, I’d say. It’s taken me ages to get around to it. Maybe the opening scene put me off, since I think the handheld, jagged cutting and multiple inserted red frames (Frankenheimer admired Hitchcock enormously, so he’s riffing on SPELLBOUND — there’s a good story about his Hitch idolatry, if you remind me) was a little overdone. 575 more words


U.W. Oshkosh, A Visual Representation

U.W. Oshkosk several connections to what we did in the documentary.  It’s where I interviewed Randall Davidson for the history of Wisconsin Public Radio, where the Fredric March Theatre is, and also where we had good success with contributions in post-production.   28 more words

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The Road to Glory (1936)

My film today comes with some Great War Film pedigree attached. This is the middle film in a triptych from director Howard Hawks. Starting with ‘The Dawn Patrol’ in 1930 which will get a review at some point, followed by my film today ‘Road to Glory’ and finishing with the slightly rubbish ‘ 837 more words

The Sex (now that I have your attention) Blogathon: Design for Living (1933)

Sexy? Design for Living? You bet.

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. A cast featuring Miriam Hopkins, Gary Cooper and Fredric March (a trio of lookers if ever there was one). 980 more words