Tag Archives: James Stewart


The Philadelphia Story (1940)

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“You hardly know him,” says Tracy Lord.  C.K. Dexter Haven responds, “To hardly know him is to know him well.” One of my favorite Cary Grant/Katharine Hepburn team-ups is Howard Hawks’ 1938 comedy classic Bringing Up Baby.  They worked so … Continue reading


Blu-ray Tuesdays: 12/2/14 Recommendations

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Rope (1948)

“I’ve always wished for more artistic talent,” says Brandon Shaw.  “Well, murder can be an art, too.  The power to kill can be just as satisfying as the power to create.” Alfred Hitchcock may have been known as the master … Continue reading


Vertigo (1958)

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“And then what did he do?  Did he train you?  Did he rehearse you?  Did he tell you exactly what to do, what to say?  You were a very apt pupil too, weren’t you?  You were a very apt pupil!  … Continue reading


Blu-ray Tuesdays: 5/6/14 Recommendations

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It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

“Strange, isn’t it?  Each man’s life touches so many other lives.  When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” asks the angel Clarence. In this day and age, it’s difficult to encounter someone who hasn’t heard of … Continue reading


‘An American Tail: Fievel Goes West’ & ‘The Prince of Egypt’

Simon Wells is an animator, storyboard artist, and director who is also the great grandson of famed author H. G. Wells (The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds).  Simon studied audio-visual design at the Perse School … Continue reading