Tag Archive: classic

Classic Scene: Klaatu’s Message

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Klaatu’s message The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) Directed by Robert Wise The Scene: The moment the entire film has been leading to has finally arrived. The alien visitor Klaatu’s (Michael Rennie)… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Dueling Banjos

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“Dueling banjos” Deliverance (1972) Directed by John Boorman The Scene: On the way to a rafting trip: Ed (Jon Voight), Lewis (Burt Reynolds), Bobby (Ned Beatty), and Drew (Ronny Cox) stop by a… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Mexican Standoff

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Mexican standoff The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966) directed by Sergio Leone The Scene: Even those who have never seen a western are familiar with this iconic scene. Hidden out in… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Kane for Governor

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Kane for Governor Citizen Kane (1941) directed by Orson Welles The Scene: Having conquered the media landscape Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles) has finally taken his increasingly hollow crusade for the everyman into… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Murder of Fred Hampton’

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In the United States, February is known as Black History Month. This is the month where we honor and reflect on the struggles and triumphs the African American community has endured while still… Continue reading

Three Stooges: 100 Years of Slapstick

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In 1922, vaudeville comedian Moe Howard crossed paths with one of the superstars from their shared line of work Ted Healy. The two discovered they a great chemistry and decided to build an… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Duck Soup’

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When it comes to the comedy genre, few can even be mentioned in the sentence as the Marx Brothers. Their filmography is pretty much a list of classics of the genre from Monkey… Continue reading

Highlights of the National Film Registry 2021

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Every year the Library of Congress selects a new class of films to be preserved for all-time as a part of the National Film Registry. These are movies which have been deemed historically,… Continue reading

Noirvember Review: ‘This Gun For Hire’

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In 1936, Paramount purchased the movie rights to the latest work from acclaimed British writer Graham Greene, This Gun for Sale, which they retitled This Gun for Hire. Pre-production started new and abruptly… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Kissing Montage

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Classic Scene: Kiss Montage Kiss Montage Cinema Paradiso (1988) Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore The Scene: Returning to Rome after the funereal of his old friend and mentor Alfredo (Philippe Noiret), the wealthy and… Continue reading