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Charade (1963)

It’s as if Hitchcock went to Paris. He didn’t but a script full of twists and turns brought to life by two of the most elegant lead actors ever to grace the screen, supported by high-quality talent is bound to yield mystery, action, suspense, humor and romance. What’s not to like?


Movies I Want Everyone to See: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

I recently spent the weekend with some friends and a guy I know well, and have been friends with for more than thirty five years, had the audacity to suggest that the remake of this film was more entertaining than the original. 1,862 more words

Bristol Fashion: The Cary Grant Acid Test

As many (but not all) of you will know, Cary Grant was born Archibald Leach, lived at one point in Picton Street, Bristol (in the house my cousin Marc bought back in the 80s) went to Fairfield School and moved, first to London, where he developed his unique hybrid of West Country and mockney, all delivered with a distinctive staccato enunciation, and later to the United States. 787 more words


Are You Oscar or Felix? The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple

Directed By: Gene Saks

Grade: A

This was my Blind Spot Series pick for April in which I had one requirement: no romance. 383 more words


Walter Matthau: Mr. Natural

Walter Matthau worked steadily in Hollywood but he didn’t become a star until he worked with Billy Wilder and won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. After that, his career shifted in a higher gear. 1,426 more words


Sidney Lumet's FAIL-SAFE (1964)

I have lauded the work of Sidney Lumet several times on this blog because he is one of my all-time favorite directors. Lumet was a… 1,065 more words

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