And so The Calls of Cornwall: Daphne du Maurier Blogathon has come to an end. I would like to thank all of the bloggers who contributed. I cannot WAIT to go through everyone's posts and read all about du Maurier and her works. I would also like to ask the bloggers who participated, or bloggers… Continue reading Finn…or will she come back?
Category: Noir Or Never
The Calls of Cornwall have indeed been answered!
Today is the day that we celebrate the work of the wonderful Daphne du Maurier, one of the most successful writers of the twentieth century, as well as the splendid adaptations of her works that have been made over the years. So without further ado, let us begin the three days of the blogathon.… Continue reading The Calls of Cornwall have indeed been answered!
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
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
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)
I will be taking part in the CMBA 2019 Spring Blogathon, so please watch this space!
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
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
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
He’s a Sweet Talkin’ Guy: The Homme Fatale in Film Noir
The idea of the femme fatale has gone beyond the confines of film noir. It is a concept that has entered into the common lexicon. A dangerous woman, no matter the genre in which she appears, or whether or not she is fictional or real, is a femme fatale. She ensnares an unwitting man with her beauty and her… Continue reading He’s a Sweet Talkin’ Guy: The Homme Fatale in Film Noir