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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" meer 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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Below is my review of the 1939 classic, "STAGECOACH", which was directed door John Ford:


"STAGECOACH" (1939) Review

The jaar 1939 is regarded door many film critics and moviegoers as the best jaar for Hollywood films. According to them, Hollywood was at the height of its Golden Age, and this particular jaar 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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posted by deedragongirl
 The Haunting
The Haunting
Hi guys, I will be writing 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 love how they use the Psychological fear that are shown in both Nell and Theo.
It is actually unclear if the house is haunted of 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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posted by deedragongirl
 The King and I
The King and I
Hi guys, since this is my first artikel on the fan club. Here are my lijst of favourite classic films that I grew up with, ready?

1. The King and I

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

2. The Sound of Music

I love the songs and the scenery, I was in Salzburg 9 years geleden but did not kom bij the Sound of muziek 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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"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 of period in filmaking. Nor do I regard films from one particular era to be superior to another. I either enjoy an individual film of 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 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 top, boven stars during the remainder of the 1940s, something happened as the 1950s dawned. Powers still found himself in Grade A films during that particular decade. But he also seemed to appear in a growing number of standard costume melodramas.

Twentieth Century vos, fox lent Powers to Universal Pictures to ster in the 1953 drama called "THE MISSISSIPPI GAMBLER". Directed door Rudolph Maté, "THE MISSISSIPPI...
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"THE SEA HAWK" (1940) Review

If anyone has ever read Rafael Sabatini’s 1915 novel, "The Sea Hawk", he of she has clearly seen that the so-called 1940 film adaptation with the same titel . . . 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 of 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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"MILDRED PIERCE" (1945) Review

I have been a fan 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 recent 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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"LITTLE WOMEN" (1949) Review

Louisa May Alcott's 1868 novel is a bit of a conundrum for me. I have never been a fan 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 of televisie 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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”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 door his vrienden at the Reform Club. Produced door 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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posted by Jill_17
Audrey Hepburn (4 May 1929(1929-05-04) – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian.

Born in Ixelles, Belgium as Audrey Kathleen Ruston, Hepburn spent her childhood chiefly in the Netherlands, including German-occupied Arnhem, Netherlands, during the seconde World War. She studied ballet in Arnhem and then moved to London in 1948, where she continued to train in ballet and worked as a photographer's model. She appeared in a handful of European films before starring in the 1951 Broadway play Gigi. Hepburn played the lead female role in Roman Holiday (1953), winning an Academy Award,...
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"THE ADVENTUERS OF ROBIN HOOD" (1938) Review

Back in 1938, the adventure film ”THE ADVENTUERS OF ROBIN HOOD”, was released in theaters for the first time. For many fans and film critics, the swashbuckler is considered the definitive Errol Flynn movie. They also view his character, Sir Robin of Locksley, as the pinnacle of the Australian actor’s career.

There have been vorige versions of the Robin kap tale before and after. The other most famous versions are the 1922 silent film that starred Douglas Fairbanks and the 1950s TV series that starred Richard Greene. Like the other versions,...
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"THE BLUE DAHLIA" (1946) Review

Sometime during World War II, novelist Raymond Chandler was hired door 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 door George Marshall, ”THE BLUE DAHLIA” was about a U.S. Navy pilot, Lieutenant-Commander Johnny Morrison, who returns home pagina 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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"THE DIVORCEE" (1930) Review


I just watched "THE DIVORCEE" last night. This 1930 MGM film tells the story of a happily married couple, whose marriage crumbles under the taint of infidelity. This is the seconde time I have seen this film and again, found myself surprised at how much I enjoyed it.

Norma Shearer portrayed Jerry Martin, a happily marrried New York socialite, who discovers that her husband, Ted (Chester Morris), had a drunken one night stand with some blowsy woman. She tried to pretend that it was bridge under the water and openly forgave him. But his infidelity continued to bother...
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"THE LADY VANISHES" (1938) Review


During a seventeen jaar period between 1922 and 1939, legendary director Alfred Hitchcock became one of the meer 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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"CALIFORNIA" (1947) Review

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

I may have to take back my commentaar about Hollywood's inability to produce a first-rate movie of televisie production about the goud Rush. There were at least three that managed to impress me. Unfortunately, the latest film...
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"RED-HEADED WOMAN" (1932) Review

According to Hollywood legend, at least a handful of films made during the period known as the Pre-Code Era (1929-1934) had pushed the boundaries of on-screen decency so deeply that they may have been responsible for the stringent enforcement of the Hays Code between the mid-1930s and the late 1960s. One of those films happened to be MGM's 1932 comedy called "RED-HEADED WOMAN".

Based upon Katherine Brush's 1931 novel, "RED-HEADED WOMAN" told the story of Lilian "Lil" Andrews, a young secretary at the Legendre Company who uses sex to advance her position there...
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Let me state first for the record that this is a horrible idea. Remake Rocky Horror Picture Show?! u might as well redo Seven jaar Itch of 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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"GONE WITH THE WIND" (1939) Review

Several years ago, I had come across an artikel that provided a lijst of old classics that the auteur felt might be overrated. One of those films turned out to be the 1939 Oscar winning film, "GONE WITH THE WIND". Not only did the auteur accuse the movie of being both racist and sexist, he also claimed that the movie had not aged very well over the past seven decades.

Did I agree with the author? Well, let me put it this way. I would say that "GONE WITH THE WIND" has managed to withstand the tests of time . . . to a certain extent. As the auteur had pointed...
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"THIS GUN FOR HIRE" (1942) Review

In response to the success of Warner Brother's 1941 movie, "THE MALTESE FALCON", Paramount Pictures followed up with its own film noir flick with its adaptation of Graham Greene's 1936 novel, "A Gun for Sale". This film not only made Alan Ladd a star, despite receiving fourth billing; it also marked the first of his four films with co-star Veronica Lake.

Set during the early months of America's participation in World War II, the movie opened with a hitman named Raven killing a chemist and blackmailer in San Francisco. Raven's employer, a nightclub owner named...
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