Tag Archives: 1940’s cinema

Screen Gems-Five Criminally Underseen Postwar Foreign Films

  A post on this site from December 2013 was entitled “5 of the Best Unknown (Or Lesser-Known) Foreign Films of the 1950’s.” The reason that decade in particular was highlighted was because of the emergence of some of the greatest filmmakers of … Continue reading

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Behind the Curtain: The Three C’s (Part 3)

In this final post on the subject of “The Three C’s”,  three categories behind the scenes that enhance and make truly memorable what we see onscreen, I now come to what some would regard as the least important of the three, and what others may … Continue reading

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Behind the Curtain: The Three C’s (Part 2)

As mentioned in my last post, this continues a discussion of top talent ‘behind the curtain’ which brings to life the vivid imagery living in our memories of movies we love, particularly during Hollywood’s Golden Age. As was also highlighted, each type will fall under the … Continue reading

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Behind the Curtain: The Three C’s (Part 1)

“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.” So goes a famous line from the beloved classic “The Wizard of Oz”.  As you may remember, this was said to force attention to be given to a projected image of “the great and powerful Oz” … Continue reading

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Crown Jewels-5 of the Best Underseen British Films of the Golden Age

The 1930’s through the early 1960’s is considered the Golden Age of Hollywood filmmaking and rightly so. However, for movies coming out of Great Britain during that same period, not so much. It must be said, though, that this would be a … Continue reading

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Women Who Made the Movies: Part 2

In my last post I strived to highlight the top women, or in some cases the only women, working behind the scenes as producers, directors, or screenwriters during Hollywood’s golden age, creating great work that has rightfully stood the test of time. However,  screenwriting was a field that … Continue reading

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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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Master Class-Five Classic Directors Teach Things Needed By Any Filmmaker

Recently director Spike Lee posted online what he calls his “Essential Films List.” It’s a list he gives to every Master’s student graduating from the film program at New York University where he teaches. He then made an interesting statement … Continue reading

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To Be or Not To Be-Film Noir-That Is The Question-Part 3

In this final post of this 3-part series on film noir, I would now like to list ten of the best examples of real film noir and why, based on my last post discussing 5 key defining factors of true … Continue reading

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