I first watched All Quiet on the Western Front as a college freshman while falling head-first into the classic film rabbit hole. After watching a couple of creaky talkies like The Broadway Melody, I was completely floored by Lewis Milestone’s expertly directed adaptation and …Continue Reading
1916 marked the 300th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Naturally, motion picture studios celebrated the occasion by releasing a flurry of Shakespeare adaptations from The Merchant of Venice to Macbeth.
In the case of Romeo and Juliet, two adaptations were released the very …Continue Reading
Another year, another round of classic film-related summer reading. Luckily my new apartment has a lovely balcony and front yard so I will finally have a cozy place to enjoy the summer weather while reading all about classic films. With a special focus on book-to-movie …Continue Reading
This weekend’s 95th Academy Awards celebrates the best of 2022 films from big-budget blockbusters to small independent films. Even if the Academy in recent years has spent less time celebrating the classic films it rewarded in years past to cut down on the ceremony’s running time, …Continue Reading