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Hud (1963)

An elderly cattle man and his hard-drinking, womaniser of a son find themselves at odds when their ranch is threatened by an outbreak of foot and mouth disease. 125 more words


I Want to be a Clone

If I keep watching MGM films from the thirties, will I become infected? While Warners films of the period have a salutary cynicism, the main ethos of Mayer & Thalberg’s studio is patriarchal snobbery (deep down it may be just as cynical, but it would take a Sigmund Freud armed with excavation equipment to dig the true beliefs out of Louis B. 398 more words



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Past Imperfect - #542

Sometimes the camera captures a different story than what the script or the director intended. Then again, so does life…


My Classic Movie Pick: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dreamhouse

My mom, born in 1946 and thus a baby boomer, has learned a lot about tech this past year: she knows how to take pics and post them to her Kindle, she and my dad got an Amazon firestick and know how to watch movies via streaming with that device, and she recently joined Facebook.   561 more words


La Cava-Esque

She Married Her Boss (and she does) from 1935 is an oxymoron: a sedate screwball comedy. Its rhythm is quirky and ambling, the plot taking its time to point out odd little happenings just outside the main view. 2,693 more words


Theodora Goes Wild

Theodora Goes Wild, 1936, Columbia Pictures. Starring Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas. Directed by Richard Boleslawski. B&W, 94 minutes.

Raised by maiden aunts in a small New England town, Theodora Lynn (Irene Dunne) is, by all appearances, a proper, modest young woman, leading the virtuous life expected of her. 465 more words

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