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The Best Years of Our Lives is a Timeless Classic That Still Resonates Today

The Best Years of our Lives is a classic. In this film, three WWII veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed, their old lives gone forever. Director William Wyler and scene-stealer Harold Russell both won Academy Awards for their work. Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Myrna… Continue reading The Best Years of Our Lives is a Timeless Classic That Still Resonates Today

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The Day the Earth Stood Still Has a Simple Message

As children, my brother, sister and I watched this film every time it came on. I find that the current crop of action films depend on special effects to draw their audience. I’ve never found it necessary. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) proves this and I find it has stood the test of… Continue reading The Day the Earth Stood Still Has a Simple Message

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Gripping Courtroom Drama Anatomy of a Murder is Based on a True Life Murder Case

Anatomy of a Murder is about the murder trial of Lieutenant Manion. This courtroom crime drama boasts a sensational cast and these superb actors will most certainly keep you glued to your screen. James Stewart and George C. Scott lead the cast. Otto Preminger directed this film which was adapted by Wendell Mayes from the… Continue reading Gripping Courtroom Drama Anatomy of a Murder is Based on a True Life Murder Case

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Gregory Peck and Outstanding Cast Star in the Remarkable Masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird

Directed by Robert Mulligan, To Kill A Mockingbird is a film about an attorney in a small southern town who is selected to defend a black man accused of raping a white woman. The story is told through the attorney’s young daughter, Scout. Gregory Peck stars with an amazing cast which includes Brock Peters as… Continue reading Gregory Peck and Outstanding Cast Star in the Remarkable Masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird

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12 Angry Men is a Brilliant Film with a Superb Cast, A Masterpiece in Filmmaking.

This film is on my All Time Top 10 List. 12 Angry Men was directed by Sidney Lumet. It is a drama about a young boy on trial for the murder of his father as the jurors deciding his fate face their own prejudices and emotions. This is a brilliant film with a superb cast.… Continue reading 12 Angry Men is a Brilliant Film with a Superb Cast, A Masterpiece in Filmmaking.

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Hitchcocks’s Little-Known Film The Paradine Case Worth a Second Look

In The Paradine Case, a lesser known film by director Alfred Hitchcock, a barrister is hired to defend Mrs. Paradine when she is accused of killing her wealthy, older husband. Charles Laughton, Gregory Peck and Alida Valli star. It’s a little long, it might seem to drag on a bit but the actors more than… Continue reading Hitchcocks’s Little-Known Film The Paradine Case Worth a Second Look

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Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot /M. Hulot’s Holiday Brings Back Summer Memories

Watching a well-executed masterpiece is pure pleasure. Summer’s over but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it just a little while longer. M. Hulot’s Holiday will remind you of what summers used to be like, with the camera as observer you will watch life and circumstance unfold  right in front of you. The gentle humour… Continue reading Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot /M. Hulot’s Holiday Brings Back Summer Memories

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Alain Delon Simmers in Simply Flawless Masterpiece Plein Soleil

There is a famous remake, now welcome to the original! Plein Soleil, otherwise called Purple Noon, is simply flawless … from the performances, to the direction, editing and cinematography. The screenplay was adapted from a brilliant suspense novel by Patricia Highsmith and directed by one of France’s leading directors at the time, René Clément. Clément… Continue reading Alain Delon Simmers in Simply Flawless Masterpiece Plein Soleil

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Lana Turner and John Garfield Simmer in The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Postman Always Rings Twice is an entertaining piece of vintage classic film noir. Lana Turner and her leading man John Garfield  generate sparks and they both turn in superb performances. There’s a key moment when the two meet that simply smoulders with desire and tension. Watch for Lana’s outfits and see if you can… Continue reading Lana Turner and John Garfield Simmer in The Postman Always Rings Twice