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Tag Archive: classic

Holiday Review: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

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An individual may go through their entire life thinking themselves ordinary, when unbeknownst to them, they have had a tremendous impact on those around them. That is the driving lesson in one of… Continue reading

Classic Scene: ‘Shower Scene’

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Shower Scene Psycho (1960) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock The Scene: After stealing $40,000 from her employer, Marion Crane has taken a break at the out of the way Bates Motel. She has been wrestling… Continue reading

Holiday Review: ‘The Thin Man’

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Like Die Hard the fact that 1934’s comedy/mystery The Thin Man takes place at Christmas and contains many elements of the holiday, gives the flick a strong argument for being a “Christmas Movie”.… Continue reading

Classic Scene: “Who’s on First?”

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“Who’s on first?” The Naughty Nineties (1945) Directed by Jean Yarbrough The Scene: Dexter and Sebastian, played by the incomparable comedy duo Abbott and Costello, both work on a showboat in the 1890’s… Continue reading

Classic Scene: the Maltese Falcon Reveal

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the Maltese Falcon reveal The Maltese Falcon (1941) Dir. John Huston The Scene: Hard boiled Private Eye Sam Spade has reluctantly gathered together with the three miscreants who have plagued him the entire… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Ray Bradbury

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When it comes to science fiction, fantasy, and horror in the literary world there seems to be one name which stands above so many others, Ray Bradbury. Originally from America’s Midwest, Bradbury is… Continue reading

Spotlight on Jimmy Stewart

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During the Golden Age of Hollywood, most stars were placed on a pedestal. They were this glamorous and famed overclass the mortals who watched them on screen could only aspire to be like.… Continue reading

Retro Review – ‘Night of the Hunter’

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When acting legend Charles Laughton wanted to make the jump to the directors chair he knew from experience the importance of having a solid performer in front of the cameras. As such he… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Frankenstein’s Creation

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Frankenstein’s creation Frankenstein directed by James Whale, 1931 The Scene: Henry Frankenstein and his hunchback assistant Fritz (not Igor as popularly believed) finally decide that the dark and stormy night they are enduring… Continue reading

Frighteningly Overlooked Horror Films Part 2

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A wise man (ie the guy who owns the video store I go to) once said of the horror genre that, you need a lot of space to collect it because it is… Continue reading