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The Quiet Man #MovieReview

Film 268 in the “1001 Films to See Before You Die” challenge is 1952’s “The Quiet Man”. Based on a 1933 Saturday Evening Post short story by Maurice Walsh entitled “The Green Rushes”, this John Ford romantic comedy drama is about boxer Sean Thornton (John Wayne) returning to his native Ireland, hoping to buy his family’s homestead and live in peace. 605 more words


Belated Happy 240th Birthday to the Corps!

Some people work an entire lifetime and wonder if they ever made a difference to the world. But the Marines don’t have that problem.

President Ronald Reagan, letter to Lance Corporal Joe Hickey, September 23, 1983… 924 more words

Four Sons (1928)

Oh dear, here we go again. A silent era Great War Film. I settle myself in for an hour and a half of set chewing, cartoonish stereotypes and 30 minutes of story. 1,014 more words

Star Struck in Hollywood

My childhood was jam-packed with classic television. My parents never had cable, even today, so my brothers and I were left to whatever my grandfather would tape for us. 369 more words

The Stops

My Latest at Retroist Has All The Feels

Come check out my latest at Retroist, where an icon of Hollywood’s past tells you all about a now-defunct bank against amazing imagery and in a heartfelt way. 29 more words


MOVIE REVIEW | ***AFI WEEKEND*** #12. The Searchers (1956)

“The American Film Institute’s list of the 100 Greatest Movies was selected by AFI’s blue-ribbon panel of more than 1,500 leaders of the American movie community to commemorate 100 Years of Movies”. 669 more words