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 The Haunting
The Haunting
Hi guys, I will be uandishi 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 upendo how they use the Psychological fear that are shown in both Nell and Theo.
It is actually unclear if the house is haunted au 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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Below is my review of the 1939 classic, "STAGECOACH", which was directed kwa John Ford:


"STAGECOACH" (1939) Review

The mwaka 1939 is regarded kwa many film critics and moviegoers as the best mwaka for Hollywood films. According to them, Hollywood was at the height of its Golden Age, and this particular mwaka 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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 Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
One of the best actresses 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" zaidi 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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Aloha,
We are in Kona, Hawaii and are involved in Hawaiian Art. and Classic songesha 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 kwa 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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"MILDRED PIERCE" (1945) Review

I have been a shabiki of the 1945 movie, "MILDRED PIERCE" for years. Ever since the age of twelve. But many years have passed since I felt the urge to watch it. When I learned about the hivi karibuni HBO version of the story, I decided to re-visit the past and watch the movie again.

Based upon James M. Cain’s 1941 novel, "MILDRED PIERCE" is about a middle-class woman who struggle to make a new life for herself and her daughters and maintain their social position, following the break-up of her marriage during the last years of the Great Depression. After a difficult search...
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"DEVIL AND THE DEEP" (1932) Review

I am not one of those movie lovers who seemed to my selection of films to one particular genre au period in filmaking. Nor do I regard films from one particular era to be superior to another. I either enjoy an individual film au 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 au she has clearly seen that the so-called 1940 film adaptation with the same title . . . 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 au 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 King and I
The King and I
Hi guys, since this is my first makala on the shabiki club. Here are my orodha of favourite classic sinema that I grew up with, ready?

1. The King and I

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

2. The Sound of Music

I upendo the songs and the scenery, I was in Salzburg 9 years zamani but did not jiunge the Sound of muziki 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 sinema produced outside of the United States that not only won the Academy Award for Best Picture, but I would also consider a personal inayopendelewa 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 kwa 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 kwa a landowner in mid-18th...
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"PLATINUM BLONDE" (1931) Review

For over seven decades, many movie mashabiki and critics have ignored the 1931 comedy, "PLATINUM BLONDE". They have dismissed it as some mediocre, obscure film from the early talkies period deemed unworthy of any real film criticism. But due to hivi karibuni interest in that particular era, the film’s reputation has grown over the past several years.

Directed kwa Frank Capra and written kwa Jo Swerling, "PLATINUM BLONDE" is a romantic comedy about a newspaper reporter named kitoweo, mchuzi Smith, who becomes romantically involved with Ann Schuyler, a wealthy young socialite, after writing...
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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 dhahabu 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 LADY VANISHES" (1938) Review


During a seventeen mwaka period between 1922 and 1939, legendary director Alfred Hitchcock became one of the zaidi prolific directors during the early years of British cinema. Films such as 1934's "THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH" and 1935's "THE 39 STEPS" caught the attention of film critics and Hollywood producers. But it was 1938's "THE LADY VANISHES" that paved the way for Hitchcock to achieve Hollywood fame and fortune.

Based upon Ethel Lina White's 1936 novel, "The Wheel Spins", "THE LADY VANISHES" is about a young English woman named Iris Henderson, who stumbles...
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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 juu stars during the remainder of the 1940s, something happened as the 1950s dawned. Powers still found himself in Grade A sinema during that particular decade. But he also seemed to appear in a growing number of standard costume melodramas.

Twentieth Century fox, mbweha lent Powers to Universal Pictures to nyota in the 1953 drama called "THE MISSISSIPPI GAMBLER". Directed kwa Rudolph Maté, "THE MISSISSIPPI...
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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 shabiki 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 au televisheni 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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 The 4 Protagonists
The 4 Protagonists
Hi guys, I had seen this film many years zamani 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 upendo 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 upendo 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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"OTHER MEN'S WOMEN" (1931) Review

Adultery is rarely treated with any kind of maturity in fiction - whether in novels, plays, sinema 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, televisheni series, novel au play that dealt with adultery in a mature manner. au 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 title of the 1931 movie, "OTHER MEN'S WOMEN", any person...
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Let me state first for the record that this is a horrible idea. Remake Rocky Horror Picture Show?! wewe might as well redo Seven mwaka Itch au 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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”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 kwa his Marafiki at the Reform Club. Produced kwa 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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"THE BLUE DAHLIA" (1946) Review

Sometime during World War II, novelist Raymond Chandler was hired kwa 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 kwa George Marshall, ”THE BLUE DAHLIA” was about a U.S. Navy pilot, Lieutenant-Commander Johnny Morrison, who returns nyumbani 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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"CALIFORNIA" (1947) Review

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

I may have to take back my maoni about Hollywood's inability to produce a first-rate movie au televisheni production about the dhahabu Rush. There were at least three that managed to impress me. Unfortunately, the latest film...
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