The Hollywood Blacklist in the 1950s really cut short a lot of interesting careers and forced promising talent to relocate to other countries. This is what happened to director Cy Endfield who was just getting some public and critical attention in 1950 with two film noirs, The Underworld Story and The Sound of Fury.…Continue Reading
Harold Lloyd has always been one of my favorite filmmakers. I fondly remember watching Safety Last on my dinky laptop in my college apartment trying my best to keep my laughter at a minimum to not disturb my studying roommate. I knew from that moment that I had to watch everything Harold Lloyd was in.…Continue Reading
This post is part of the Vincent Price blogathon hosted by Cinematic Cartharsis and Realweegiemidget Reviews. For more great posts by other bloggers celebrating VIncent Price’s career read here.
The Hollywood studio system was an intricate, and well-oiled machine in the 1930s and 40s, an oligarchy of a handful of studios that controlled the production, distribution, and exhibition of films with an iron fist.…Continue Reading
It’s not very often that a filmmaker gets to remake his or her own movie. Directors are lucky enough to make two separate movies let only the same movie twice! There are however a few examples of a director looking back to their earlier days to revamp and redo a past project: Abel Gance with J’Accuse (1918 and 1938), Alfred Hitchcock with The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934 and 1955), and Yasujiro Ozu’s with A Story of Floating Weeds (1934) and Floating Weeds (1959) just to name a few.…Continue Reading
I recently watched Ingmar Bergman’s classic The Seventh Seal for the first time. To be brutally honest, I didn’t enjoy it that much. Maybe it was because I watched it with my roommates who mistook it as a horror flick when we brushed past it on our stroll of the Criterion Channel.…Continue Reading
This post is a part of A Shroud of Thought’s Sixth Annual Favourite TV Episode Blogathon. For more great articles from bloggers about their favourite classic television episodes, visit the blogathon’s official page here.
While there is a healthy and thriving academic, critical, and popular interest in classic film, classic television hasn’t always been treated so kindly.…Continue Reading