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"GONE WITH THE WIND" (1939) Review

Several years ago, I had come across an 文章 that provided a 列表 of old classics that the 作者 felt might be overrated. One of those 电影院 turned out to be the 1939 Oscar winning film, "GONE WITH THE WIND". Not only did the 作者 accuse the movie of being both racist and sexist, he also claimed that the movie had not aged very well over the past seven decades.

Did I agree with the author? Well, let me put it this way. I would say that "GONE WITH THE WIND" has managed to withstand the tests of time . . . to a certain extent. As the 作者 had pointed...
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"THE ADVENTUERS OF ROBIN HOOD" (1938) Review

Back in 1938, the adventure film ”THE ADVENTUERS OF ROBIN HOOD”, was released in theaters for the first time. For many 粉丝 and film critics, the swashbuckler is considered the definitive Errol Flynn movie. They also view his character, Sir Robin of Locksley, as the pinnacle of the Australian actor’s career.

There have been 前一个 versions of the Robin 兜帽, 罩, 发动机罩 tale before and after. The other most famous versions are the 1922 silent film that starred Douglas Fairbanks and the 1950s TV series that starred Richard Greene. Like the other versions,...
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posted by deedragongirl
 The Haunting
The Haunting
Hi guys, I will be 写作 2 horror films and they're The Innocents and The Haunting. Both films are based on novels and I'll write a review about them right now.

The Haunting

Considering that was made in the 60's and there were no modern technologies for CGI at that time. I 爱情 how they use the Psychological fear that are shown in both Nell and Theo.
It is actually unclear if the house is haunted 或者 that Nell did it for the sake of attention, I would definitely go with the latter because Nell is mentally unstable in my opinion and that she has been looking after her ailing mother prior to...
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 The 4 Protagonists
The 4 Protagonists
Hi guys, I had seen this film many years 以前 and I immediately feel with the film. Especially Judy Garland's portrayal of Dorothy Gale, so here is my review on this 1939 classic.

The Film

I really 爱情 how the film starts of as a sepia tone, it wasn't only until Dorothy lands in Oz that it became multicolour. It was like stepping into a storybook universe that we always dream of!
I always 爱情 Margaret Hamilton's portrayal as the Wicked Witch of the West, I kind of feel bad when she was killed of! But, Dorothy has no choice at all.

The Songs

The song 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' has been my...
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Below is my review of the 1939 classic, "STAGECOACH", which was directed 由 John Ford:


"STAGECOACH" (1939) Review

The 年 1939 is regarded 由 many film critics and moviegoers as the best 年 for Hollywood films. According to them, Hollywood was at the height of its Golden Age, and this particular 年 saw the release of an unusually large number of exceptional movies, many of which have been honored as memorable classics when multitudes of other films of the era have been largely forgotten. I do not harbor the same view as these critics and moviegoers. I can only view at least a handful of...
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posted by deedragongirl
 The King and I
The King and I
Hi guys, since this is my first 文章 on the 粉丝 club. Here are my 列表 of favourite classic 电影院 that I grew up with, ready?

1. The King and I

This famous musical was the earliest that I saw and I 爱情 the songs, but favourite scene was definitely the Small House of Uncle Thomas. I 爱情 how the setting is Thai even-though the story is American.

2. The Sound of Music

I 爱情 the songs and the scenery, I was in Salzburg 9 years 以前 but did not 加入 the Sound of 音乐 tour sadly. But I hope to go in the future! Initially, I did not know that it was base on a true story of Captain Von Trapp....
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"TOM JONES" (1963) Review

Recently, I searched my memories for any 电影院 produced outside of the United States that not only won the Academy Award for Best Picture, but I would also consider a personal 最喜爱的 of mine. Only one came to mind - the 1963 movie, "TOM JONES".

"TOM JONES" turned out to be the 秒 non-Hollywood film that won the coveted Oscar prize. Directed 由 Tony Richardson, the movie is an adaptation of Henry Fielding's 1749 novel, "The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling", about the coming-of-age and misadventures of an illegitimate young man, raised 由 a landowner in mid-18th...
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"RED-HEADED WOMAN" (1932) Review

According to Hollywood legend, at least a handful of 电影院 made during the period known as the Pre-Code Era (1929-1934) had pushed the boundaries of on-screen decency so deeply that they may have been responsible for the stringent enforcement of the Hays Code between the mid-1930s and the late 1960s. One of those 电影院 happened to be MGM's 1932 comedy called "RED-HEADED WOMAN".

Based upon Katherine Brush's 1931 novel, "RED-HEADED WOMAN" told the story of Lilian "Lil" Andrews, a young secretary at the Legendre Company who uses sex to advance her position there...
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"WUTHERING HEIGHTS" (1939) Review

Considering the popularity of the Brontë sisters, it is not surprising that there have been considerable movie, stage and 电视 adaptations of their novels. I discovered there have been at least fifteen (15) adaptations of Emily Brontë's 1847 novel, "Wuthering Heights".

I might as well be frank . . . I am not a major 粉丝 of the novel. I never have been. I do not dislike it, but I have always preferred the famous novels of the author's two sisters - namely "Jane Eyre" (1847) 由 夏洛特 Brontë and Anne Brontë's 1848 novel, "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall"....
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Audrey Hepburn
One of the best 女演员 to come out of the 50s and 60s is easily Audrey Hepburn: she had style, she had class, she was sophisticated and always played the good girls (with a bit of a spin). Charming and easy to get along with she was the perfect poster girl for the 50s and early 60s (when most of her notable work was done). However, she is often looked over and chalked up to being an "icon" 更多 than a viable actress. However, she had some great ones, and no, they weren't just "breakfast at tiffany's" and "My Fair Lady" -- in my view the former is only 3 while the latter barely makes the...
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"EVELYN PRENTICE" (1934) Review

"EVELYN PRENTICE" marked the third collaboration between William Powell and Myrna Loy in 1934. MGM Studios first had the pair co-star with Clark Gable in the hit crime melodrama, "MANHATTAN MELODRAMA". Then the pair hit 金牌 and became solidified as a screen team in "THE THIN MAN". Following the success of the latter, MGM paired them in a melodrama called "EVELYN PRENTICE".

William K. Howard directed this adaptation of W.E. Woodward's 1931 novel about Evelyn Prentice, the neglected wife of a successful attorney, who drifts into dangerous waters when she becomes...
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"THE LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER" (1935) Review

For years, I could never understand Hollywood's penchant for making so many films about the British Empire during the first half of the 20th century. The film industry had released films about imperial outposts under the control of other countries - like France, Spain and even the United States. But why did they film so many about British Imperialism? One of those films is the 1935 feature, "THE LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER".

"THE LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER" is based upon the 1930 memoirs of a former British Army officer named Francis Yeats-Brown. But if...
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"CAPTAIN BLOOD" (1935) Review

Based upon the 1922 novel of the same name 由 Rafael Sabatini, the story of "CAPTAIN BLOOD" centered around an Irish-born physician living in an English town, who finds himself in trouble with the Court of King James II after aiding a wounded friend who had participated in the Mounmouth Rebellion of 1685. The 1935 film, released 由 Warner Brothers and First National Pictures, featured the first collaboration between stars Errol Flynn and Olivia De Havilland, and director Michael Curtiz.

When Jack Warner and studio production chief, first made plans to film Sabatini’s...
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"CALIFORNIA" (1947) Review

I am a history nut. And one of my 最喜爱的 historical periods that I 爱情 to study is the Antebellum Era of the United States. One of my 最喜爱的 topics from this period is the California 金牌 Rush. I also 爱情 movies. But despite this love, I have been constantly disappointed 由 Hollywood's inability to create a first-rate movie about 金牌 Rush.

I may have to take back my 评论 about Hollywood's inability to produce a first-rate movie 或者 电视 production about the 金牌 Rush. There were at least three that managed to impress me. Unfortunately, the latest film...
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"THE MISSISSIPPI GAMBLER" (1953) Review

Tyrone Power's career took a strange turn during the post-World War II years. Although he still managed to maintain his position as one of Twentieth Century Fox's 最佳, 返回页首 stars during the remainder of the 1940s, something happened as the 1950s dawned. Powers still found himself in Grade A 电影院 during that particular decade. But he also seemed to appear in a growing number of standard costume melodramas.

Twentieth Century 狐狸 lent Powers to Universal Pictures to 星, 星级 in the 1953 drama called "THE MISSISSIPPI GAMBLER". Directed 由 Rudolph Maté, "THE MISSISSIPPI...
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"THIS GUN FOR HIRE" (1942) Review

In response to the success of Warner Brother's 1941 movie, "THE MALTESE FALCON", Paramount Pictures followed up with its own film noir flick with its adaptation of Graham Greene's 1936 novel, "A Gun for Sale". This film not only made Alan Ladd a star, despite receiving fourth billing; it also marked the first of his four 电影院 with co-star Veronica Lake.

Set during the early months of America's participation in World War II, the movie opened with a hitman named Raven killing a chemist and blackmailer in San Francisco. Raven's employer, a nightclub owner named...
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posted by Jill_17
Audrey Hepburn (4 May 1929(1929-05-04) – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian.

Born in Ixelles, Belgium as Audrey Kathleen Ruston, Hepburn spent her childhood chiefly in the Netherlands, including German-occupied Arnhem, Netherlands, during the 秒 World War. She studied ballet in Arnhem and then moved to 伦敦 in 1948, where she continued to train in ballet and worked as a photographer's model. She appeared in a handful of European films before starring in the 1951 Broadway play Gigi. Hepburn played the lead female role in Roman Holiday (1953), winning an Academy Award,...
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”AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS” (1956) Review

Based upon Jules Verne’s 1873 classic novel, ”AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS” is the story of a 19th century English gentleman named Phileas Fogg and his newly employed French valet, Passepartout, attempt to circumnavigate the world in eighty (80) days on a £20,000 wager set 由 his 老友记 at the Reform Club. Produced 由 Michael Todd, the Academy Award winning film starred David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine and Robert Newton.

Could someone please explain how ”AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS” managed to win the 1956 Best Picture Academy...
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Aloha,
We are in Kona, Hawaii and are involved in Hawaiian Art. and Classic 移动 Art

We are in the process oc initiating a new website for Hawaiian Art and Culture.
We have recently purchased the Life Works of the Famous Hawaiin Artist - James R. Pavelek "PAV". He passed away about 14 years ago, but spent his timedoing 18 inch 由 24 inch "Original Paintings" of most all the Famous Movie Stars. We are marketing "Prints" / G-Clees on canvus of the originals for Classic Movie Fans.
We have just about everyone. All the Cowboys from all the major motion pictures. John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Butch Cassidy...
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"LITTLE WOMEN" (1949) Review

Louisa May Alcott's 1868 novel is a bit of a conundrum for me. I have never been a 粉丝 of the novel. I have read it once, but it failed to maintain my interest. Worse, I have never had the urge to read it again. The problem is that it is that sentimental family dramas - at least in print - has never been appealing to me. And this is why I find it perplexing that I have never had any problems watching any of the film 或者 电视 adaptations of her novel.

One of those adaptations proved to be Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's 1949 adaptation, which was produced and directed...
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