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A Dark Web: Cornel Wilde as Lt. Leonard Diamond

Last year November I took part in Noirvember's delightfully dark shadows and winding back alley plots. And I discovered a myriad of wonderful films that I had never heard of or had the opportunity to see, and one of these was The Big Combo (1955). I knew absolutely nothing about the film except that Cornel… Continue reading A Dark Web: Cornel Wilde as Lt. Leonard Diamond

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Adventures in Alan Ladd, Alan Ladd, Blogathons, Lake and Ladd, Noir Or Never, Uncategorized

Announcing The Man Who Would Be Shane: The Alan Ladd Blogathon

As many of you know, Alan Ladd means a lot to me. He's my favourite classic male film star, and I have spent many happy hours trying to watch as many films of his as possible. I've also started a blog series dedicated to him and have written a number of articles that feature his… Continue reading Announcing The Man Who Would Be Shane: The Alan Ladd Blogathon

Blogathons, Classic Film Discoveries, Noir Or Never, Uncategorized

The Chamber: Dirk Bogarde in “Cast a Dark Shadow” (1955)

The film starts with a visual representation of Edward "Teddy" Bare's (played by Dirk Bogarde) mind. A stark, dark, confusing labyrinth, with the face of a screaming woman. The things in the labyrinth: a stuffed ape, a clown, would be mundane in the sunlight, in the sane world, but in this place they are representations… Continue reading The Chamber: Dirk Bogarde in “Cast a Dark Shadow” (1955)

Adventures in Alan Ladd, Alan Ladd, Blogathons, Noir Or Never

Men Have Known You: Mona Lisa Winning Best Original Song

Nat King Cole is one of the greatest American jazz singers and pianists to ever live. His music is synonymous with the golden age of music, as well as cinema, thanks to songs such as When I Fall in Love and The Blue Gardenia, both of which were title songs of films. By the time Nat King Cole sang Mona… Continue reading Men Have Known You: Mona Lisa Winning Best Original Song

Blogathons, Noir Or Never

A Penchant for the Master: Angela Lansbury in Gaslight

When I first watched Gaslight (1944), I was blown away by the standard of the performances overall. It is still my favourite Charles Boyer role, and I think that Ingrid Bergman really shows her capacity for exhaustive emotional depth in her portrayal of the beleaguered woman, desperate to not succumb to insanity. But I think that Angela… Continue reading A Penchant for the Master: Angela Lansbury in Gaslight

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My Top 15 Classic Film Discoveries for 2018

I'd like to preface this by saying that although I've been a classic film fan since I was a small child, I've only been active in the classic film Twitter community since the end of last year, and I only started my blog this year. So I still have many films to discover. And while… Continue reading My Top 15 Classic Film Discoveries for 2018