Vincent Price as Joseph Smith in Brigham Young (1940)

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.…

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The Ten Commandments (1923)

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.…

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Police Squad: Testimony of Evil (Dead Men Don’t Laugh)

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.…

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The Cameraman (1928)

This post is part of the Sixth Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon hosted by Silent-ology. You can find other great blog posts from this year’s blogathon celebrating Buster Keaton’s career here.

There is a well-known story among Damfinoes that after Buster Keaton film’s debut in the Arbuckle vehicle The Butcher Boy (1917), he asked to take home a movie camera with him off the set.…

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