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Adam’s Rib (George Cukor, 1949, 100min)
Successful attorney Amanda Bonner (Katharine Hepburn) decides to defend Doris (Judy Holliday), who stands accused of the attempted murder of her husband (Tom Ewell) and his mistress (Jean Hagen), while Bonner’s lawyer husband, Adam (Spencer Tracy), signs on as the prosecuting attorney. The sensational trial that ensues finds them sitting at opposing sides of the courtroom — and the dinner table. George Cukor directs this Oscar-nominated comedy.
I am now officially head over heels for Judy Holliday

Adam’s Rib (George Cukor, 1949, 100min)

Successful attorney Amanda Bonner (Katharine Hepburn) decides to defend Doris (Judy Holliday), who stands accused of the attempted murder of her husband (Tom Ewell) and his mistress (Jean Hagen), while Bonner’s lawyer husband, Adam (Spencer Tracy), signs on as the prosecuting attorney. The sensational trial that ensues finds them sitting at opposing sides of the courtroom — and the dinner table. George Cukor directs this Oscar-nominated comedy.

I am now officially head over heels for Judy Holliday

Adam's Rib George Cukor Judy Holliday Spencer Tracy Katharine Hepburn

Saturday, April 3rd 2010 11:25pm

Mildred Pierce (Michael Curtiz, 1945, 111min)
This potent mixture of melodrama and film noir was nominated for six Oscars and features a standout performance by Joan Crawford. When police interrogate restaurateur Mildred Pierce (Crawford) after finding her second husband dead, will her obsession with her selfish oldest daughter (Ann Blyth), cause Mildred to sacrifice herself to protect her child?
Joan Crawford is queen.

Mildred Pierce (Michael Curtiz, 1945, 111min)

This potent mixture of melodrama and film noir was nominated for six Oscars and features a standout performance by Joan Crawford. When police interrogate restaurateur Mildred Pierce (Crawford) after finding her second husband dead, will her obsession with her selfish oldest daughter (Ann Blyth), cause Mildred to sacrifice herself to protect her child?

Joan Crawford is queen.

Mildred Pierce 1940s Michael Curtiz Joan Crawford

Sunday, March 28th 2010 3:28pm

ben-alexander:

silvercinema:

The worst movie poster I have ever seen for the 1944 production of Jane Eyre

LOLWUT.
I love the novel and have yet to see a film version. Weird. Haha.

Elizabeth Taylor as a child is absolutely gorgeous but a terrible Helen Burns. Sometimes the studio era brought about some effed up casting.
This is, I think, the 4th version of Jane Eyre I’ve watched? It’s a bit obnoxious thius far.

ben-alexander:

silvercinema:

The worst movie poster I have ever seen for the 1944 production of Jane Eyre

LOLWUT.

I love the novel and have yet to see a film version. Weird. Haha.

Elizabeth Taylor as a child is absolutely gorgeous but a terrible Helen Burns. Sometimes the studio era brought about some effed up casting.

This is, I think, the 4th version of Jane Eyre I’ve watched? It’s a bit obnoxious thius far.

Jane Eyre 1940s Orson Welles Joan Fontaine Elizabeth Taylor

Tuesday, March 9th 2010 11:47pm

Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940, 130min) (via classicactresses)
 

The only Alfred Hitchcock film to win an Oscar for Best Picture, this mystery stars Laurence Olivier as Maxim de Winter, a widower whose hapless second wife (Joan Fontaine) moves into his mansion only to find the memory of his first wife still governs the household. Intimidated by the home’s hostile staff, the living Mrs. de Winter begins to go mad in Hitchcock’s eerie adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s Gothic classic.

—-“I’m asking you to marry me, you little fool.”I love this movie, but those aren’t really romantic words :)

Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940, 130min) (via classicactresses)

The only Alfred Hitchcock film to win an Oscar for Best Picture, this mystery stars Laurence Olivier as Maxim de Winter, a widower whose hapless second wife (Joan Fontaine) moves into his mansion only to find the memory of his first wife still governs the household. Intimidated by the home’s hostile staff, the living Mrs. de Winter begins to go mad in Hitchcock’s eerie adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s Gothic classic.

—-“I’m asking you to marry me, you little fool.”
I love this movie, but those aren’t really romantic words :)

Rebecca 1940s Joan Fontaine Laurence Olivier Alfred Hitchcock Hitchcock

Saturday, March 6th 2010 3:22pm

Hamlet (Laurence Olivier, 1948, 153min)

In 15th century Denmark, young Prince Hamlet (Laurence Olivier) schemes to avenge his father’s death when his uncle, Claudius, murders the prince’s father, promptly weds the queen and ascends to his dead brother’s throne. But Hamlet — uncertain how to best carry out his mission — allows his anguish and indecision to lead to more carnage. Olivier earned the Best Actor Oscar for his definitive performance as the melancholy Dane.

So, so blonde. Hamlet is definitely my favorite Shakespeare play — let’s see how this version holds up against Gibson’s or Branagh’s

Hamlet (Laurence Olivier, 1948, 153min)

In 15th century Denmark, young Prince Hamlet (Laurence Olivier) schemes to avenge his father’s death when his uncle, Claudius, murders the prince’s father, promptly weds the queen and ascends to his dead brother’s throne. But Hamlet — uncertain how to best carry out his mission — allows his anguish and indecision to lead to more carnage. Olivier earned the Best Actor Oscar for his definitive performance as the melancholy Dane.

So, so blonde. Hamlet is definitely my favorite Shakespeare play — let’s see how this version holds up against Gibson’s or Branagh’s

Hamlet 1940s Laurence Olivier Jean Simmons

Friday, March 5th 2010 9:24pm

Two for the Road (Stanley Donen, 1967, 111min)

In director Stanley Donen’s 1967 classic, married couple Mark and Joanna Wallace (Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn) take a journey through their past and present, literally and figuratively, by once again embarking on a road trip where they first met — Europe. The odyssey is a roller coaster of joy and heartache as they revisit their relationship, hoping that, once and for all, they’ll be able to figure out their future … together or apart.

Oh how disfunctional relationships are. It makes me want to be in one again :)

Two for the Road (Stanley Donen, 1967, 111min)

In director Stanley Donen’s 1967 classic, married couple Mark and Joanna Wallace (Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn) take a journey through their past and present, literally and figuratively, by once again embarking on a road trip where they first met — Europe. The odyssey is a roller coaster of joy and heartache as they revisit their relationship, hoping that, once and for all, they’ll be able to figure out their future … together or apart.

Oh how disfunctional relationships are. It makes me want to be in one again :)

Two for the Road 1960s Audrey Hepurn Albert Finney Stanley Donen

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010 9:01pm

Jules and Jim (François Truffaut, 1962, 105min)
Writers Jules (Oskar Werner) and Jim (Henri Serre) are close friends who fall in love with the same woman, the unpredictable Catherine (Jeanne Moreau), amid the turbulence of World War I Paris in one of director François Truffaut’s best-loved films, adapted from the novel by Henri-Pierre Roché. What results is a decades-long love triangle that both tests and strengthens the bond between the two men.
Why am I watching this? I don’t even like Truffat

Jules and Jim (François Truffaut, 1962, 105min)

Writers Jules (Oskar Werner) and Jim (Henri Serre) are close friends who fall in love with the same woman, the unpredictable Catherine (Jeanne Moreau), amid the turbulence of World War I Paris in one of director François Truffaut’s best-loved films, adapted from the novel by Henri-Pierre Roché. What results is a decades-long love triangle that both tests and strengthens the bond between the two men.

Why am I watching this? I don’t even like Truffat

Jules and Jim 1960s François Truffaut

Sunday, February 21st 2010 5:10pm

Monday, February 15th 2010 11:45pm

Clone High (2002-2003)
A secret government plan to dig up historical figures and clone them has work. It is 16 years later, and the clones are now in high school. The five main characters are Abe Lincoln, an all around nice but naive guy who lusts after the school sexpot Cleopatra, who is dating the macho JFK. Also, Abe’s two best friends are Joan of Arc, an angst ridden goth girl who is in love with him, and Gandhi, a none-stop party animal. Clone High bravely tackles challenging teen issues, such as sleep deprivation, catching ADD from toilet seats, the evils of litter, and having the guy you like not like you back the same way you like him. Will Abe get together with Cleo, or be thwarted by the handsome JFK? Will Joan finally get Abe to notice her? Who’s to say?
I just love love love this show.

Clone High (2002-2003)

A secret government plan to dig up historical figures and clone them has work. It is 16 years later, and the clones are now in high school. The five main characters are Abe Lincoln, an all around nice but naive guy who lusts after the school sexpot Cleopatra, who is dating the macho JFK. Also, Abe’s two best friends are Joan of Arc, an angst ridden goth girl who is in love with him, and Gandhi, a none-stop party animal. Clone High bravely tackles challenging teen issues, such as sleep deprivation, catching ADD from toilet seats, the evils of litter, and having the guy you like not like you back the same way you like him. Will Abe get together with Cleo, or be thwarted by the handsome JFK? Will Joan finally get Abe to notice her? Who’s to say?

I just love love love this show.

Clone High TV 2000s MTV

Monday, February 15th 2010 11:45pm

Monsters Inc (Pete Docter, 2001, 93min)
Pixar pitches another computer-animated classic with this family-friendly tale about the professional scarers of Monsters, Inc., who sneak into children’s bedrooms at night to elicit screams that they convert into energy to run their world. Life is fine for top scarer Sulley (John Goodman) and his assistant, Mike (Billy Crystal), until a little girl named Boo accidentally finds her way into the monster world — and into Sulley’s heart.
First I gotta say I just got done doing aerobics via Netflix Instant View. Thank you Netflix for adding one more thing I can do at my home and keeping me from seeing the outside word.
Second, I need some color inspiration for this graphic design project I have, so I thought I’d watch this color explosion.

Monsters Inc (Pete Docter, 2001, 93min)

Pixar pitches another computer-animated classic with this family-friendly tale about the professional scarers of Monsters, Inc., who sneak into children’s bedrooms at night to elicit screams that they convert into energy to run their world. Life is fine for top scarer Sulley (John Goodman) and his assistant, Mike (Billy Crystal), until a little girl named Boo accidentally finds her way into the monster world — and into Sulley’s heart.

First I gotta say I just got done doing aerobics via Netflix Instant View. Thank you Netflix for adding one more thing I can do at my home and keeping me from seeing the outside word.

Second, I need some color inspiration for this graphic design project I have, so I thought I’d watch this color explosion.

Monsters Inc 2000s Pete Docter Billy Crystal John Goodman

Monday, February 15th 2010 7:55pm