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Double Feature #59 - To Have and Have Not and The Big Sleep

For this week’s post, I’m going back to Filmstruck, and going back to some classic golden age of Hollywood films. And I’m also switching up what I said I’d do last week. 2,917 more words

Double Feature

Escape into a Vintage World with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks

If the highest compliment to a musician is to say that his or her band transports the listener, then bandleader Vince Giordano is a travel agency extraordinaire unto himself, providing a one-way ticket to a fascinating time and place. 2,249 more words

Tourneur on Top

My favorite film noir remains Out of the Past directed by Jacques Tourneur, a versatile artist behind the camera who was also responsible for the scary… 530 more words

Canyon Passage (1946)

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946, William Wyler)

If it weren’t for the first half of the film, The Best Years of Our Lives would be a series of vingettes. The film runs almost three hours. 1,183 more words

Classics

November 22 in history

498 – Symmachus was elected Pope in the Lateran Palace, whileLaurentiuswas elected Pope in Santa Maria Maggiore.

845 – The first King of all Brittany, Nominoe defeated the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the  576 more words

History

Christmas Song of The Day - Hoagy Carmichael

Here is a chestnut that even I didn’t know existed. I know of Carmichael from other songs covered by artists such as George Harrison, but this is one I don’t know. 13 more words

Poetry