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Ninotchka's Guide To Paris

Garbo was definitely not known for being a comedienne. Oh, no. This screen queen was in deadly earnest. Dramatic.  Serious. Always, dahling. As time went on, though, M-G-M tried revamping Garbo’s image, which is why it took thirteen years for her to make her first comedy, and that was the 1939 film,  991 more words

Hollywood

Two-Faced Woman (1941, George Cukor)

Two-Faced Woman is the story of a successful New York magazine editor, played by Melvyn Douglas, who marries his ski instructor (Greta Garbo) while on vacation. 661 more words

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Past Imperfect - #559

Fred, left: “I’m sorry to intrude, but I just found these undergarments in the hallway, and I thought I might inquire as to whether or not you might wish to claim ownership.” 484 more words

Humor

NOT-QUITE-BRITFILM: "The Old Dark House" (1932)

It’s the stuff of Gothic fiction:  travelers get caught in a torrential rainstorm in the middle of nowhere; they seek shelter in an isolated house; they soon come to realize that the inhabitants of the house are slightly mad if not downright homicidal.  1,490 more words

Reviews

'Ghost Story' (1981): Early '80s attempt at refined, classic horror

Ghost Story, the glossy, high-end 1981 horror flick from Universal and director John Irvin, makes its Blu-ray debut thanks to Shout! Factory’s Scream Factory line. 2,905 more words

Film Review

House Horrible

It might sound funny since I’ve already reviewed House of Dracula and The Fall of the House of Usher (see a pattern forming here?), but I’m not big on horror movies. 1,404 more words

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