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CMBA Blogathon: Fabulous Films of the 1930s - Fritz Lang's M

I grew up watching the films of the 1940s.  Those were the ones that were on Television regularly and the productions that remain my movie comfort food.   2,180 more words

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Happy 80th to an American Institution - "Your Hit Parade"

It became a tradition for several generations of Americans.  When radio was king music served as both an escape and a respite from hard times and war.   624 more words

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Chiiilll... dren! Harry Powell for The Great Villain Blogathon

In a Rorschach test of movie villainy Harry Powell would undoubtedly be named. By me.  And being the spawn of evil’s own strumpet that I am I shall tell his story.   1,953 more words

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#TCMFF The Movies - Melancholy Laughs Part 1 and a Happy 21st Anniversary to #TCM

The melancholy set in as I sat in Grauman’s Chinese Theater, undoubtedly one of the stars of the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival (TCMFF) each year.   2,778 more words

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Eve Arden and 'The Ida Factor' in MILDRED PIERCE (1945)

“What is this a family reunion?” said the tall, determined woman with a quick draw for a mouth. She is in the end what she is in the beginning. 1,156 more words

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#TCMFF - a social affair

Ben Mankiewicz said it best during the press conference the day before this year’s Turner Classic Movies Film Festival (TCMFF) – there is no other network that yields the loyalty that… 2,697 more words

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