The 1967 film To Sir, with Love was a popular British film of the 1960s, and it’s not hard to see why. It hit the screen at a moment of social upheaval, featured rebellious Baby Boomer teens, and had a strong British rock soundtrack (and top-40 theme song).
Many years ago when I first heard of the death of Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets, I was sad.
Not crushed, but of course sad that he had died so unexpectedly and at a relatively young age.
Anti-heroes are a regular feature in film and television nowadays—but back in the 1940s, they were usually consigned to crime sub genres like film noir and gangster films. Outside of those genres, it was pretty rare to encounter a Hollywood star playing a blatantly unlikeable lead character.
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The 1962 low-budget horror flick Carnival of Souls was consigned to obscurity, only appearing now and then on local TV stations after midnight, until 1989 when it was rescued by a film restorer and rereleased into theaters. Cited as an influence on filmmakers such as Wes Craven, George A. Romero, and David Lynch, it has achieved true cult status.
My first experience of Agnes Morehead’s talent was her role as Endora on the TV series Bewitched. In the show, she was always impeccably coiffed, made-up, and dressed. So it was a bit of a shock the first time I saw her as Velma in the 1964 movie Hush…Hush Sweet Charlotte.
There’s an argument to be made that dark comedy is one of, if not the, hardest genre to pull off successfully. While many are lauded (i.e. Dr. Strangelove, Kind Hearts and Coronets, much of the Coen Bros. oeuvre, etc.) most have their detractors, as well.
Busy, busy day today, lots of blogathon goodness to share! The Stop Button lets us enter the nightmare world of Midnight Cowboy, where two men bond over an unlikely goal. Movies Silently gives us a glimpse into Mary Pickford and ZaSu … Continue reading You Gotta Have Friends Blogathon – Day 3 Recap
Slower day today, but we still have some amazing posts for Day 2 of the You Gotta Have Friends Blogathon:
We’re off and running with a block of terrific posts on Day 1 of the You Gotta Have Friends Blogathon!
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If you think the hip-hop musical Hamilton is an odd duck as far as fictional treatments about the American Revolution period, you must not have seen 1776 yet.
When it comes to the actual text of Roald Dahl’s Charlie & the Chocolate Factory and its 1971 film adaptation Willy Wonka & the Chocolate factory, the lessons in the story are, well—
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SPOILERS: It’s rather difficult to discuss this film without revealing its ending, so there will be some major spoilers.
As the Cold War intensified throughout the 1950s, it’s no surprise that anxiety over a possible nuclear war was reflected in various Hollywood films. Some overtly explored the issue (i.e. Fail-Safe and On the Beach) and others put it in the subtext (i.e. Them! and Invasion of the Body Snatchers).
I had such a great time hosting the Sword & Sandal Blogathon earlier this year, I’ve been eager to host another event.
This time, I’m inviting bloggers to contemplate friendships in films. Continue reading “Announcing the “You Gotta Have Friends” Blogathon!”