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About bjbradford

An avid collector of classic movies for over 20 years ranging from the silent era through the early 1960's, from the justly famous to the unjustly obscure and quite a bit in between.

Women Who Made the Movies: Part 1

There was a report recently released by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University entitled “The Celluloid Ceiling” which found that women held an even smaller percentage of jobs on the top 250 domestic … Continue reading

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Best Year in Movie History-1939? 1950? or 1962?

<a <a When it comes to movie history, 1939 is considered without question a banner year and rightly so. This has been established to such a degree that books on the subject have been written documenting the greatness of just … Continue reading

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Screen Gems- 5 of the Best Unknown (or Lesser-Known) Foreign Films of the 1950’s

As stated in a previous post, the 1950’s were quite a fruitful period for many great filmmakers and this was especially true when it came to those from foreign lands. The sheer quality of their work was staggering in its … Continue reading

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The Next Best Thing: Lesser-Known Directors Whose Work You Should Know

In the annals of film history the names of certain directors are so well-known and so widely respected that when mentioned they immediately evoke, not just recognition, but also appreciation for their work. Such is certainly the case with names … Continue reading

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The 100 Best Movies Made Between 1946-1960-Part 4: The Masterworks

<a As mentioned in my last post, this is the final one in the series on the 100 Best Movies Made Between 1946-1960, in my opinion the best period in moviemaking history as stated in my first post on the … Continue reading

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The 100 Best Movies Made Between 1946-1960-Part 3: The Next Level

This post will now present Part 3 of the 100 Best Movies Made Between 1946-1960, what I consider the best period of moviemaking in history as stated in a previous post. This listing is what I call The Next Level, … Continue reading

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The 100 Best Movies Made Between 1946-1960-Part 2: The Other Great Ones

With this post I continue to list the 100 best movies made between 1946-1960. Part 1 covered Sleepers, that is, 15 great movies of that period that are not completely unknown but may be lesser known by even quite a … Continue reading

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The 100 Best Movies Made Between 1946-1960-Part 1: Sleepers

As stated in my last post, I would now like to present what I consider the 100 best movies made between 1946-1960, what I also consider to be the best period of moviemaking in history for the reasons stated in … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why 1946-1960 Was The Best Period In Moviemaking History

With the title of this particular post stating what it does I’m sure I’m sure to be in a minority, but let me tell you the basis for it: Some time back, George Clooney was quoted in an interview with … Continue reading

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Not-So-Stiff Upper Lip:Ten Visually Arresting British Films

In October of 2010, British director Danny Boyle, Oscar winner for directing “Slumdog Millionaire”, was quoted as saying this: “I remember always being disappointed that British films weren’t that visual. They were a bit boring and I always find that … Continue reading

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