Murder, My Sweet(1944)

1944 was a seminal year for Film Noir with the release of some of the greatest films in the genre such as Double Indemnity,Phantom Lady, Laura, To Have And Have Not, The Woman In The Window and The Ministry Of Fear. This year also gave us arguably the greatest of the lot, Murder, My Sweet.… Continue reading Murder, My Sweet(1944)

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The Partnership Of Fred Astaire And Ginger Rogers

Laurel and Hardy, Bogie and Bacall, Morecambe and Wise, Hope and Crosby, Pryor and Wilder, Tracy and Hepburn. There are some people who are just meant to be together and you cannot ever imagine them apart. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are one such screen partnership. Fred and Ginger fit together perfectly and are quite… Continue reading The Partnership Of Fred Astaire And Ginger Rogers

The Naked Jungle(1954)

The Naked Jungle is one wild film. There’s a vast amount of sexual tension crackling away between Eleanor Parker and Charlton Heston, something which leads to their shared scenes(especially the moment he applies some insect repellent ointment to Joanna's skin) and dialogue delivery being so sexually suggestive, that you really do have to wonder quite how… Continue reading The Naked Jungle(1954)

The 11th Annual What A Character Blogathon: Takashi Shimura

Kellee at Outspoken And Freckled, Aurora at Once Upon A Screen and Paula at Paula's Cinema Club, are back together co-hosting one of my favourite annual blogathons. Their joint blogathon is dedicated to the character actors working in film and television across the years. Make sure you check out their sites on the 8th of… Continue reading The 11th Annual What A Character Blogathon: Takashi Shimura

The Discovering Classic Cinema Blogathon Arrives!

Welcome to the Discovering Classic Cinema Blogathon. I hope you're all well and had a lovely Christmas. Please drop by this page over the next few days in order to read a selection of very different stories about how we discovered classic era films and became fans. I want to say a huge thank you… Continue reading The Discovering Classic Cinema Blogathon Arrives!

Discovering Classic Cinema Blogathon: My Classic Film Journey

Classic era films are my happy place. They've been a much needed source of comfort and escape for me over the years and continue to be so. Watching them is like being in the company of friends whose presence makes you feel as though a warm blanket has been gently placed around your shoulders. I… Continue reading Discovering Classic Cinema Blogathon: My Classic Film Journey

The Charismatic Christopher Plummer Blogathon: My Three Favourite Christopher Plummer Performances

I'm so excited to be taking part in my first Blogathon here on my new blog. Those of you who know me from when I used to blog a while back will remember how much I loved hosting these and taking part in others. When I saw that my friends Gabriela at Pale Writer and… Continue reading The Charismatic Christopher Plummer Blogathon: My Three Favourite Christopher Plummer Performances

The Tomb Of Ligeia(1964)

The history of Gothic Horror and Gothic Romance stretches all the way back to 1764, the year in which Horace Walpole's novel The Castle Of Otranto was published. This novel is generally considered to be the first Gothic novel ever written. Many authors including Ann Radcliffe, Edgar Allen Poe, Matthew Lewis, Daphne Du Maurier, Mary Shelley, Clara… Continue reading The Tomb Of Ligeia(1964)