Tag Archives: 1950’s cinema

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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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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