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Mel Brooks and Classic Movie Genres

The 1970s turned out to be one of the most interesting decades in film.  Or at least I think so.  Filmmakers of note, like Martin Scorsese… 2,423 more words

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The Classic Movie History Project presents THE GOLDEN AGE

Day two of The Classic Movie History Project Blogathon has arrived.  I hope you have your thinking caps back on after yesterday’s silent lesson.

Before the fun begins, a few thank yous – to Fritzi and Ruth, my co-hosts, wonderful bloggers and friends with whom I share this journey into the history of the movies.   748 more words

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"The Mightiest of All" William Fox sets up shop in Fort Lee a hundred years ago

You can find a wealth of movie history sites in a town near me, places where the movies and movie genres were born and the players who spearheaded the dawn of film laid the groundwork for an industry.   1,910 more words

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The crowd is gathering as the time nears for what promises to be a history making blogathon – about history.  We’re expecting over ninety entries covering nearly the entire lifespan of motion pictures.   323 more words

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The Billy Wilder Blogathon is here!!

Today would have been Billy Wilder’s 109th birthday.  The writer/producer/director had a storied career and left behind many films that are listed among the greatest ever made in almost every genre imaginable.   492 more words

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Newly restored 3-D RARITIES premiere at MoMA

Bob Furmanek, director and CEO of the 3-D Film Archive has been working toward a goal for about thirty-five years.  That goal is to find, preserve and share 3-D material.   856 more words

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JAWS (1975) in theaters! And a blu review

COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU…An old fear reawakens just in time for the 4th of July weekend.

As much as I love the fact that I can watch… 1,955 more words

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