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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 Fernsehen 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 Fan 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) Von charlotte Brontë and Anne Brontë's 1848 novel, "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall"....
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"TOM JONES" (1963) Review

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

"TOM JONES" turned out to be the Sekunde non-Hollywood film that won the coveted Oscar prize. Directed Von 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 Von a landowner in mid-18th...
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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 Filme 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 Sekunde World War. She studied ballet in Arnhem and then moved to London 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 Von his Friends at the Reform Club. Produced Von 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 Bewegen 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 Von 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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"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 Gold 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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 Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
One of the best Schauspielerinnen 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" Mehr 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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Below is my review of the 1939 classic, "STAGECOACH", which was directed Von John Ford:


"STAGECOACH" (1939) Review

The Jahr 1939 is regarded Von many film critics and moviegoers as the best Jahr for Hollywood films. According to them, Hollywood was at the height of its Golden Age, and this particular Jahr 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 Haunting
The Haunting
Hi guys, I will be Schreiben 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 Liebe how they use the Psychological fear that are shown in both Nell and Theo.
It is actually unclear if the house is haunted oder 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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"LITTLE WOMEN" (1949) Review

Louisa May Alcott's 1868 novel is a bit of a conundrum for me. I have never been a Fan 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 oder Fernsehen 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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"DEVIL AND THE DEEP" (1932) Review

I am not one of those movie Liebhaber who seemed to my selection of films to one particular genre oder period in filmaking. Nor do I regard films from one particular era to be superior to another. I either enjoy an individual film oder I do not.

Recently, I watched the 1932 melodrama called "DEVIL AND THE DEEP". The movie featured the screen debut of Charles Laughton as a submarine commander who expresses jealousy toward any man who pays attention to his long suffering wife. It also starred Tallulah Bankhead as the long suffering wife and the commander’s new...
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"THE SEA HAWK" (1940) Review

If anyone has ever read Rafael Sabatini’s 1915 novel, "The Sea Hawk", he oder she has clearly seen that the so-called 1940 film adaptation with the same Titel . . . is not the same story. I have never read Sabatini’s novel. But I have a friend who has. And according to him, the 1924 silent film adaptation bore a closer resemblance to the novel.

In the end, it is not surprising that this 1940 adventure bore little oder no resemblance to Sabatini’s novel – aside from the main protagonist enduring a stint as slave aboard a Spanish galley. Although Warner Brothers...
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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 oben, nach oben stars during the remainder of the 1940s, something happened as the 1950s dawned. Powers still found himself in Grade A Filme during that particular decade. But he also seemed to appear in a growing number of standard costume melodramas.

Twentieth Century fuchs lent Powers to Universal Pictures to star, sterne in the 1953 drama called "THE MISSISSIPPI GAMBLER". Directed Von Rudolph Maté, "THE MISSISSIPPI...
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"OTHER MEN'S WOMEN" (1931) Review

Adultery is rarely treated with any kind of maturity in fiction - whether in novels, plays, Filme and television. I am not saying that adultery has never been portrayed with any maturity. It is just that . . . well, to be honest . . . I have rarely come across a movie, Fernsehen series, novel oder play that dealt with adultery in a mature manner. oder perhaps I have rarely come across others willing to face fictional adultery between two decent people with some kind of maturity.

If one simply glanced at the Titel of the 1931 movie, "OTHER MEN'S WOMEN", any person...
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"THE PRISONER OF ZENDA" (1937) Review

I realize that many film critics and Fans would agree with my suspicion that the 1930s saw a great deal of action films released to theaters. In fact, I believe there were as high number of actions films released back then as they are now. Among the type of action films that flourished during that era were swashbucklers.

One of the most famous Hollywood swashbucklers released during the 1930s was "THE PRISONER OF ZENDA", producer David O. Selznick's 1937 adaptation of Anthony Hope's 1894 novel. This tale of middle European political intrigue and identity...
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Let me state first for the record that this is a horrible idea. Remake Rocky Horror Picture Show?! Du might as well redo Seven Jahr Itch oder Psycho (hang on....).
 Norman Bates Face-Off: 1960 vs. 1998
Norman Bates Face-Off: 1960 vs. 1998

But the moment I realized that this is out of my hands and that MTV will do whatever the hell they want and make this regrettable remake, the only silver lining I can find is to make my own ideal cast of the hot & new that might possibly save this Titanic.

And now for my ideal cast for a least-than-ideal situation:

Russell Brand as Dr. Frank-N-Furter
This has been the only 'official' casting...
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 The 4 Protagonists
The 4 Protagonists
Hi guys, I had seen this film many years Vor 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 Liebe 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 Liebe 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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"THE BLUE DAHLIA" (1946) Review

Sometime during World War II, novelist Raymond Chandler was hired Von Paramount Pictures to co-write the 1944 film classic, "DOUBLE INDEMNITY", with writer-director Billy Wilder. Another two years passed before the studio assigned him to write a post-war film noir movie, 1946’s "THE BLUE DAHLIA".

Directed Von George Marshall, ”THE BLUE DAHLIA” was about a U.S. Navy pilot, Lieutenant-Commander Johnny Morrison, who returns Home to Los Angeles with his buddies and medically discharged crewmates, Buzz Wanchek and George Copeland. Buzz is prone to memory lapses...
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"RED-HEADED WOMAN" (1932) Review

According to Hollywood legend, at least a handful of Filme 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 Filme 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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