Tag Archives: Blogathon

Choreography in ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ (1952)

Given that this film is a musical and a Gene Kelly musical, at that, and its profusion of classic song-and-dance sequences (but, you know the one I’m thinking about), there’s a bit less information online about the creative inspiration or … Continue reading

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My Mixed Feelings About ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

The first time I saw this movie, as far as I can recall (since it’s been a long, long time), my feelings about it were generally positive. For one thing, the movie is about an ordinary fellow who basically saves … Continue reading

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Walter Huston in ‘The Treasure of the Sierra Madre’ for the ‘O Canada! Blogathon’

How to describe this movie. It’s an adventure film. It’s a drama. It’s a Western (or neo-Western). It is also a classic film and, as it happens, one of the first Hollywood movies to be shot on location outside the … Continue reading

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The Coffee Film Tag Challenge

Hi! Is it too late for me to do this? I hope not. And I also hope you like the coffee image I pulled off Unsplash (an awesome stock photo site). So … it all started with this comment I … Continue reading

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Reel Infatuation with De Niro and Grodin in ‘Midnight Run’

Not long ago, someone asked me to recommend a good comedy. This movie was one that came right to mind. When I told this person that Robert De Niro was hilarious in it, the response was one of complete disbelief. … Continue reading

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The Day I Realized the ‘Perry Mason Guy’ Started as a Bad Guy

My first exposure to Raymond Burr was in his role as the Symbol of Justice that was Perry Mason. As a child, I was awed at his ability to dig the truth out of people by careful questioning and put … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The King’s Speech’ (2010)

In all honesty, I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about this movie before seeing it. I don’t watch a lot of historical drama, and I’m not into the whole Merchant Ivory oeuvre. But this film isn’t just any historical, nor … Continue reading

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Joseph Cotten in ‘Citizen Kane’

For the Joseph Cotten blogathon (hosted by Crystal at In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood, I chose to write about him in Citizen Kane. Not just because the movie is (or was) considered the greatest film of all … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Key Largo’ (1948)

It would be easy to dismiss this film as a mash-up of To Have and Have Not and Casablanca. But it’s more than that. The war is over and our protagonist ex-Major Frank McCloud (played by Humphrey Bogart) decides to … Continue reading

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Bette Davis for the Defense

As a long-time Perry Mason fan, I know that Raymond Burr had taken time off from playing the eponymous defense attorney for various health reasons. However, until recently, I had no idea that Bette Davis (of all people) had played … Continue reading

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