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Cinema’s Dynamic Duos: Director and Cinematographer

Duos have been a fixture both in front of and behind the camera almost since the inception of cinema. A combination of supremely talented individuals creates an on-screen alchemy that is nothing short of unforgettable. That has certainly been the case with classic … Continue reading

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If You’ve Seen…The You Must See… (#1)

In recognition of the fact that this blog has completed its first year (year and 2 months to be exact since it began in July of 2013 but who’s counting?), welcome to a new feature that will run every other … Continue reading

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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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Take Me to Your Leader: 3 of the Best Lesser-Known Science-Fiction Films of the 1950’s

  The 1950s were very kind to science-fiction movies. While that may seem like a strange statement to some when looking at the amount of laughably bad science-fiction films that came out of that decade, the point is that so many … Continue reading

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Silence Is Golden-Three of the Best Unknown (or lesser-known) Movies of the Silent Era

It has been said that silent movies are the only type of movie that can really be considered true cinema since they rely almost solely on visual storytelling, which is at the very core of the cinematic experience. Whether one chooses to agree with that assessment or not, the bottom line … 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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