Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Blog of the Week: Noir and Chick Flicks

The subtitle at Noir and Chick Flicks reads: "From fluffy romances to noir to flying airplanes, in the spirit of adventure, these films show us who we are." It's an apt description for an entertaining, eclectic site devoted to celebrating movies ranging from Hitckcock's first The Man Who Knew Too Much to Knock on Any Door to Bell, Book and Candle. There are also tributes to famous stars, such as Doris Day, Gary Cooper, and Marion Davies. Special sections play homage to silent film icons like Mary Pickford, Laura La Plante, Lillian Gish, and Valentino. Plus, there are links galore to other fun movie web sites.


Noir and Chick Flicks can be found at:

Click on the links below to view some of the posts at Noir and Chick Flicks:

Phffft! (1954)
The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926) with Gary Cooper

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Blog of the Week: The Korova Theatre

Alex DeLarge says: "I write short and focused film essays concerning both classic and modern films: no long and boring rants here; only concise poetic insights into great cinema. I wish to bring the esoteric into the mainstream. I write about films to help me express my feelings and understandings regarding this artful medium. This allows me to externalize my abstract gut reactions; it’s sometimes difficult to know why I like/despise a film…but taking the time to actually think about it, to exorcise the ghost in the gray matter, makes the experience all the more pleasurable. I only wish to share feelings with other film aficionados and also gain their knowledge. My tastes are eclectic and run the gamut from Michael Haneke to Robert Bresson, Alfred Hitchcock to Jean-Luc Goddard, or P.T. Anderson to Kim Ki-duk. I write few negative essays mostly because my BS detector is fairly accurate; I just don't waste time on Spielberg or Michael Bay flicks. I hope to interest my readers in films that have been overlooked or shed some new insight into a well-regarded classic. My theatre utilizes the latest in high-tech wizardry and I often review foreign films before they're released in North America...thanks to my region code free blu-ray players. Beginning in 2010, my reviews will include a brief analysis of the disc's quality since my reference calibrated system allows me to view a dvd/bd in its most pristine form. You can check out my technical page for details of the infernal devices that consume my disposable income:) Please enjoy, and if I recommend one pleasurable film that you would have otherwise overlooked, then I'm happy.

The Korova Theatre can be found at:  http://korovatheatrepresents.blogspot.com/
You can e-mail Alex at:  korovatheatre@yahoo.com.

Click on the links below to view some of the posts at The Korova Theatre:
 - There Will Be Blood
- 12 Angry Men
- Contempt
- Inglourious Basterds
- The Red Shoes

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Blog of the Week: Midnite At Sunset and Vine

BMadron says:  "Take a trip back in time by visiting my retro lifestyle blog. I share my views on Classic Movies, Retro Music, Retro Fashions, Retro Beauty tips and Nightlife, particularly from the 1930's-1960's. I am also a collector of vintage hats and gloves for women. I watch TCM at least 12 hours a day. It is always on when I am at home! I have been addicted to it for 15 years."

Click on the links below to view some of the posts at Midnite At Sunset and Vine:
- The Barefoot Contessa (1954): What is the Spanish Word for Cinderella?
- A Place in the Sun (1951)
- Women's Prison (1955)
- Tea Length Retro Bridal Gowns-Dolly Couture
You can add http://midniteatsunsetandvine.blogspot.com/ as one of your favorites. For more information, you can e-mail BMadron at midnite.at.sunset.and.vine@gmail.com.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Blog of the Week: Classic Movie Digest

Rupert Alistair's Classic Movies Digest strives to be a haven for the classic movie lover, covering films and filmmakers from Hollywood's Golden Age.

Rupert says: "I love classic movies and I love to meet and converse with others who have the same interest. Classic movies offer so much and I want to spread the word so more people can discover and appreciate them."

You may want to check out some of Rupert's recent posts (click on the title to read each one):

Remember the Night (1940): Unsung Christmas Classic

Wuthering Heights (1939): I Am Heathcliff!

Scarlet Street (1945): Classic Film Noir

Meet John Doe (1941): Frank Capra Takes On Facism

"The Women" Revisited