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29th-May-2009 11:13 pm - Miller's Crossing (1990)
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I just finished what is now my top gangster movie of all time, topping even the epicness of the lengthy Godfather trilogy (although I suspect that it's because I haven't sat through a more involved gangster story on film that ran for more than four hours). Miller's Crossing, starring Gabriel Byrne who kept reminding me of Spencer Tracy not only because of his features, manner and dress, but also because of how he was just so convincing playing the part of the morally ambiguous protagonist through and through without ever once giving you the idea that he's just an actor putting on a role for a movie. An Italian-Irish Spencer Tracy recaptured on film from a dark and brooding character that catches your attention from the very start.

I just finished an opinion paper on The Maltese Falcon for my TH 208 class, so the elements of film noir were still very, very fresh in my mind when I watched this feature in class. Perfect adjunct to film noir week: gangster movies. Bogey, Edward G. Robinson, and now Gabriel Byrne. This movie just screamed film noir with the usual elements in play: venetian blinds, low angles, contrasting light and shadow, and dark, greed-motivated self-serving characters. The iconic femme fatale as a gun moll. Guns, violence, and sex as a motivator. Plot twists like you can't imagine, from beginning to the very end. I enjoyed every minute of this film, but won't be able to say more about it until I've watched it again.

Or bought the dvd. I might as well do that now, ahh. ♥
If I were to recommend anything from the list of features I was exposed to from this class, this movie is at the top of my list. You have got to watch it.
1st-Feb-2009 05:11 pm - February Calendar
Phew, it's already Feb..... how freaky. DD88

TCM
1st: A Star Is Born (1954) - 8:30PM
4th: Fury (1936) - 2:35AM
7th: Little Caesar (1931) - 12:30PM
7th: The Public Enemy (1931) - 1:50PM
7th: The Maltese Falcon (1941) - 6:45PM
9th: The Stratton Story (1949) - 2:20PM
9th: Pat and Mike (1952) - 4:25PM

FOX Classics
8th: Cape Fear (1962) - 12:00PM

Movie Greats
3rd: East of Eden (1955) - 12:00PM
3rd: They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) - 8:30PM
4th: Cool Hand Luke (1967) - 8:30PM

Bio.
3rd: Cary Grant - 10:30PM
21st-Jan-2009 06:23 pm - The Night Of The Hunter!
Um..... I guess I'll just randomly spam this here, as it's not really being used for much else at present time. ;D Also I'm bored and I really want to splurge about this randomly. I wouldn't call it a review but..... a..... rambling? 8Dv Rambling sounds good. Or rather it doesn't. But it has spoilers in it.

Yes you are spared.Collapse )

But Robert Mitchum is koo. 8(
31st-Dec-2008 07:00 pm - January Calendar
TCM

4th: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) - 12:30PM
4th: Angels With Dirty Faces (1938) - 3:00PM
9th: Boys Town (1938) - 12:30PM
9th: Manhattan Melodrama (1934) - 6:40PM
11th: It's a Great Feeling (1949) - 2:05PM
13th: Stolen Holiday (1936) - 4:10PM
16th: Gaslight (1940) - 4:30AM
18th: Adam's Rib (1949) - 2:20PM
18th: Queen Christina (1933) - 12:30PM
21st: The Catered Affair (1956) - 12:30PM
24th: The Night of the Iguana (1964) - 2:25PM

FOX Classics

1st: The Missouri Breaks (1976) - 8:30PM
7th: Night Passage (1957) - 8:30PM
9th: The Far Country (1954) - 8:30PM
13th: Houseboat (1958) - 10:20PM
31st: To Catch A Thief (1955) - 7:30PM

Movie Greats

3rd: Dirty Harry (1971) - 8:30PM
5th: They Call Me Mister Tibbs (1970) - 6:40PM
5th: Some Like It Hot (1959) - 8:30PM
11th: The African Queen (1951) - 12:00PM
20th: The Night of the Hunter (1955) - 12:00PM
29th: Judgment At Nuremberg (1961) - 12:10AM

Bio.

4th: Great Romances of the 20th Century (Grace Kelly & Prince Rainier) - 2:00PM
6th: Brando - 9:30PM
12th: Bette Davis - 10:30PM
23rd: Myrna Loy - 10:30PM
26th: Great Romances of the 20th Century (Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn) - 3:00PM
28th: Great Romances of the 20th Century (Jimmy & Gloria Stewart) - 3:00PM
30th: James Stewart - 10:30PM
29th-Dec-2008 12:00 am - ALRIGHT SO.
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Beginning with TCM's Summer Under the Stars special, because I saved this schedule. XD

August 2008Collapse )

UnsortedCollapse )
Adam's Rib (1949) - Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy
After The Thin Man (1936) - Myrna Loy, William Powell, James Stewart
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
All About Eve (1950) - Bette Davis, George Sanders
An Affair To Remember (1957)
Anatomy Of A Murder (1959) - James Stewart
Angels With Dirty Faces (1938) - James Cagney
The Animal Kingdom (1932) - Leslie Howard, Myrna Loy
Apocalypse Now (1979) - Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen
The Aristocats (1970)
The Awful Truth (1937) - Irene Dunne, Cary Grant
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) - Myrna Loy, Cary Grant
Bend Of The River (1952) - James Stewart
The Big Chill (1983)
The Big Sleep (1946) - Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall
The Birds (1963)
Der Blaue Engel (1930) - Marlene Dietrich, Emil Jannings
Bringing Up Baby (1938) - Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant
Camille (1936) - Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor
Cape Fear (1962) - Robert Mitchum
Carbine Williams (1952) - James Stewart
Casablanca (1942) - Humphrey Bogart, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre
The Chase (1966) - Marlon Brando
Cinderella (1950)
Dark Victory (1939) - Bette Davis
Deathtrap (1982) - Michael Caine
Destry Rides Again (1939) - James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich
Dumbo (1941)
Edison, The Man (1940) - Spencer Tracy
Educating Rita (1983) - Michael Caine
Evelyn Prentice (1934) - Myrna Loy, William Powell
Fantasia (1940)
Four Daughters (1938) - Claude Rains
Gaslight (1940)
The Ghost & Mrs Muir (1947) - George Sanders
The Godfather (1972) Marlon Brando
Gone With The Wind (1939) - Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland
Guys And Dolls (1955) - Marlon Brando
Harvey (1950) - James Stewart
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957) - Robert Mitchum
Her Cardboard Lover (1942) - Robert Taylor, George Sanders
His Girl Friday (1940) - Rosalind Russell, Cary Grant
How To Marry A Millionaire (1953) - William Powell, Lauren Bacall
I Love You Again (1940) - Myrna Loy, William Powell
It Happened One Night (1934)
It's A Wonderful Life (1946) - James Stewart
It's Love I'm After (1937) - Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland
Jezebel (1937) - Bette Davis
The Jungle Book (1967) - George Sanders
Key Largo (1948) - Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall
Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Lady Hamilton (1941) - Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier
Last Tango In Paris (1972) - Marlon Brando
Les Diaboliques (1955)
The Letter (1940) - Bette Davis
Love Crazy (1941) - William Powell, Myrna Loy
M (1931) - Peter Lorre
Made For Each Other (1939) - James Stewart
The Maltese Falcon (1941) - Peter Lorre, Humphrey Bogart
The Man Who Came To Dinner (1942) - Bette Davis
Manhattan Melodrama (1934) - Myrna Loy, William Powell
Mary Poppins (1964)
The Missouri Breaks (1976) - Marlon Brando
The Mortal Storm (1940) - James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) - Myrna Loy, Cary Grant
Mr. Skeffington (1944) - Bette Davis, Claude Rains
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939) - James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains
My Favorite Wife (1940) - Irene Dunne, Cary Grant
My Man Godfrey (1936) - William Powell, Carole Lombard
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) - Peter Lorre
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) - James Stewart, Doris Day
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) - James Stewart
The Night of the Hunter (1955) - Robert Mitchum
Ninotchka (1939) - Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas
Notorious (1946) - Claude Rains
Now, Voyager (1942) - Bette Davis
Of Human Bondage (1934) - Bette Davis, Leslie Howard
On The Waterfront (1954) - Marlon Brando, Karl Malden
Out Of The Past (1947) - Robert Mitchum
Pat and Mike (1952) - Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy
Peter Pan (1953)
The Petrified Forest (1935) - Leslie Howard, Humphrey Bogart
The Philadelphia Story (1940) - James Stewart, Katharine Hepburn
Pinocchio (1940)
A Place In The Sun (1951)
Pot O' Gold (1941) - James Stewart
Psycho (1960)
The Public Enemy (1931) - James Cagney
Pygmalion (1938) - Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller
Queen Christina (1933) - Greta Garbo
Rear Window (1954) - James Stewart, Grace Kelly
Rebecca (1940) - Laurence Olivier, George Sanders
The Roman Spring Of Mrs Stone (1961) - Vivien Leigh
Rope (1948) - James Stewart
Sayonara (1957) - Marlon Brando
The Shop Around The Corner (1940) - James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan
The Shopworn Angel (1938) - James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan
Sidewalks of London (1938) - Vivien Leigh
Singin' In The Rain (1952)
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
The Spirit Of St. Louis (1957) - James Stewart
A Star Is Born (1954)
Strangers On A Train (1951)
The Stratton Story (1949) - James Stewart
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) - Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
Swing Time (1936) - Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers
The Sword in the Stone (1963)
The Thin Man (1934) - Myrna Loy, William Powell
The Three Caballeros (1944)
To Catch A Thief (1955) - Grace Kelly
To Have And Have Not (1944) - Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart
Vertigo (1958) - James Stewart
Viva Zapata (1952) - Marlon Brando
Watch On The Rhine (1943) - Bette Davis
Waterloo Bridge (1940) - Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor
Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962) - Bette Davis
White Heat (1949) - James Cagney
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) - Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor
Wife Vs. Secretary (1936) - Myrna Loy, James Stewart
The Wild One (1953) - Marlon Brando
Winchester '73 (1950) - James Stewart
The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
A Woman of Affairs (1928) - Greta Garbo
Woman Of The Year (1942) - Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy
You Can't Take It With You (1938) - James Stewart, Jean Arthur
Ziegfeld Girl (1941) - James Stewart
101 Dalmatians (1961)
23rd-Dec-2008 03:31 am - December Calendar
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All times Eastern.

TCM

19th
4:00 p.m. - Operation Petticoat (1959) ✓
10:00 p.m. - Christmas in Connecticut (1945) ✓

20th
12:15 p.m. - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) ✓
12:30 a.m. - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) ✓

21st
10:00 a.m. - In The Good Old Summertime (1949) ✓

22nd
8:00 a.m. - To Have and Have Not (1944) ✓
10:00 a.m. - Twentieth Century (1934)
12:00 p.m. - Bringing up Baby (1938) ✓
5:45 p.m. - Meet John Doe (1941)
11:30 p.m. - Yentl (1983)

23rd
10:30 a.m. - Period of Adjustment (1962)
12:30 p.m. - Scrooge (1970)
6:00 p.m. - Shop Around The Corner, The (1940) ✓
7:40 p.m. - Short Film: Important News (1936) ✓
9:45 p.m. - Guy Named Joe, A (1943) ✓

24th
9:15 a.m. - Susan Slept Here (1954)
11:00 a.m. - Bundle of Joy (1956)
12:45 a.m. - Holiday Affair (1950) ✓
3:00 p.m. - The Bishop's Wife (1947) ✓
4:00 p.m. - The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
9:30 p.m. - Cluny Brown (1946)
11:15 p.m. - Remember the Night (1940) ✓

Most of the dates have passed, but I will update this tomorrow. :)
23rd-Dec-2008 10:04 pm - December Calendar
8D

TCM

23rd: The Man Who Came To Dinner - 10:30PM
28th: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof - 2:20PM
28th: Sweet Bird Of Youth - 4:10PM


Quickflix


Citizen Kane
Judgment At Nuremberg
Four Daughters
Modern Times
The Greatest Show On Earth

Xmas Presents
Mr. Skeffington
Now, Voyager
Dark Victory
The Letter
All About Eve
Morituri
The Young Lions

.....yayyyy..... presents. 8D
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