Tag Archives: In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood

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One Day Until the ‘Keep Watching the Skies! Science Fiction Movies of the 1950s Blogathon’!

In one day, my Keep Watching the Skies! Science Fiction Movies of the 1950s Blogathon will start.  I am delighted I can honor my favorite decade of my favorite film genre.  Whether you’re watching a cheesy, crappy one or a … Continue reading

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The Paradine Case (1947)

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“I know what I’m talking about; what I say is true.  I know her.  And I will tell you one thing more, I will tell you about Mrs. Paradine.  She’s bad.  Bad to the bone!  If ever there was an evil … Continue reading

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Mildred Pierce (1945)

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“Personally, Veda’s convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young,” says Ida Corwin to Mildred Pierce. Joan Crawford was let out of her contract with MGM in the early 1940s and subsequently looked for challenging roles.  … Continue reading

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Announcing the Keep Watching the Skies! Science Fiction Movies of the 1950s Blogathon!

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My favorite era of science fiction films is the 1950s.  It’s described as the classic era where many of the sci-fi productions were low-budget films designed for a largely teenage audience.  While many were formulaic, gimmicky, comic-book style films, they drew upon the political themes or … Continue reading

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Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)

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“Why wouldn’t I tell him that his pure, darling little girl was having a dirty little affair with a married man?” says Miriam Deering.  Charlotte Hollis replies, “You’re a vile, sorry little bitch!” Bette Davis had an interesting year in 1964.  … Continue reading

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The NeverEnding Story (1984)

One of the earliest movies I saw on TV as a kid was The NeverEnding Story on the Disney Channel (back when it was a premium pay cable channel with no commercial interruptions).  Michael Ende’s fantasy novel seemed like an … Continue reading

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Liebster Award #2

I was very surprised to find out this morning that Bex from Film Music Central nominated me for a Liebster Award (this would be my second one; I first received one two years ago here). The Rules of the Liebster Award are as follows: 1. The bloggers who … Continue reading

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Announcing the Mel Brooks Blogathon!

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Mel Brooks is one of the greatest comedic filmmakers of all time, having made many classic comedies, most of which spoofed a particular film or genre.  From The Producers to Young Frankenstein to Spaceballs, Brooks has left an incredible legacy in the worlds of comedy and cinema.  June 28th marks Brooks’ … Continue reading

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Where Love Has Gone (1964)

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“You have made it publicly obvious that you have only one concept of love: a vile and sinful one,” says Mrs. Gerald Hayden.  Valerie Hayden Miller replies, “When you’re dying of thirst, you drink from a mudhole.”  Mrs. Hayden responds, … Continue reading

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The Lady Eve (1941)

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“You ought to put handles on that skull.  Maybe you could grow geraniums in it,” says Charles Pike. Academy Award-winning writer/director Preston Sturges experienced his greatest creative period in the 1940s.  He made his directorial debut with 1940’s The Great … Continue reading