2016 BLIND SPOT series film picks

Ok, so I dropped the ball last year on this Blindspot series as I wanted to spend more time on my script. I've also blogged a lot less for the same reason and will continue doing so until my script is done. But given how much I've enjoyed discovering *old classics* or acclaimed films I've …

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June 2014 Blind Spot Film: REBECCA (1940)

As with a lot of the BlindSpot viewings this year, there are a lot of firsts in regards to REBECCA. No, it's not the first Hitchcock film I saw, but it's the first Laurence Olivier AND Joan Fontaine film I ever saw. I didn't know David O. Selznick produced this, which was interesting given that I …

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May 2014 Blind Spot Film: The Apartment (1960)

The Apartment was supposed to be my April Blindspot movie, but I mistakenly thought I had Some Like It Hot on my list instead. Surely it wasn't at all a waste that I got to watch another Billy Wilder movie, but I have to admit I was not as enamored with that one as most do. The Apartment …

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February 2014 Blind Spot: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

I didn't realize that I'm doing another Frank Capra film back to back in the BlindSpot series! Well, I had initially wanted to do a James Stewart marathon after the Gregory Peck one, but I never got around to it. Well, I finally got to see it on President's Day last weekend, what a fitting …

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January 2014 Blind Spot: It Happened One Night (1934)

Ok, it's my first Blind Spot Film of the year. I don't know why it took me so long to finally see this one, as it came highly recommended by so many people. The main draw for me here is to see Clark Gable in something other than Gone With the Wind as that's the …

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Sidney Pollack Blogathon: Castle Keep (1969)

This post is part of the Sydney Pollack Blogathon spearheaded by Ratnakar of Seetimaar - Diary of a Movie Lover Blog. Check out his blog for more posts on the acclaimed director. Greetings, all and sundry! After a brief, enjoyable respite between guest posts. I've been asked by our hostess, Ruth to add my unique …

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Classic Double Feature: Shadow of a Doubt (1943) & Compulsion (1959)

Greetings, all and sundry! Allow me a few moments of your time in indulge the nostalgia of my youth. And broach a topic very close to my some may say, misspent early years. The Classic Double Feature. Usually reserved for Saturday matinees in the more austere theaters of the day. More often than not, theme …

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Classic List: The Women of Howard Hawks

Greetings, all and sundry. After finishing my three post 'arc' highlighting the career of Jack Lemmon, I've decided to delve and poke around a bit in the arena of Classics. And cast some light upon the easily known and often unsung heroines. Who plied their beauty, moxie and craft to make their often secondary roles …

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What a glorious feeling! Musings on Singin’ in the Rain

Woo hoo!! I'm so glad there's such a thing as a TCM anniversary events that allow people like me who miss out on soooo many classic films to actually enjoy them the way it's meant to be... on the big screen! Thanks to my pal Michael of It Rains... You Get Wet blog who first …

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Classic Actor Spotlight: Jack Lemmon Part II… Something Old, Something New

Greetings, all and sundry! After a rather fun first look at Jack Lemmon's early career. I've decided to go a bit into those films of the 1960s that defined and reenforced the actor's standing as a solid comedic talent. And slowly opened the door into an arena where he would stun and excel. To that …

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