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"GONE WITH THE WIND" (1939) Review

Several years ago, I had come across an लेख that provided a सूची of old classics that the लेखक felt might be overrated. One of those फिल्में turned out to be the 1939 Oscar winning film, "GONE WITH THE WIND". Not only did the लेखक 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 लेखक had pointed...
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"WUTHERING HEIGHTS" (1939) Review

Considering the popularity of the Brontë sisters, it is not surprising that there have been considerable movie, stage and टेलीविज़न adaptations of their novels. I discovered there have been at least fifteen (15) adaptations of Emily Brontë's 1847 novel, "Wuthering Heights".

I might as well be frank . . . I am not a major प्रशंसक of the novel. I never have been. I do not dislike it, but I have always preferred the famous novels of the author's two sisters - namely "Jane Eyre" (1847) द्वारा चालट, चार्लोट, शेर्लोट Brontë and Anne Brontë's 1848 novel, "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall"....
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Below is my review of the 1939 classic, "STAGECOACH", which was directed द्वारा John Ford:


"STAGECOACH" (1939) Review

The साल 1939 is regarded द्वारा many film critics and moviegoers as the best साल for Hollywood films. According to them, Hollywood was at the height of its Golden Age, and this particular साल 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
One of the best अभिनेत्रियों 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" और 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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"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 सोना 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 Haunting
The Haunting
Hi guys, I will be लेखन 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 प्यार how they use the Psychological fear that are shown in both Nell and Theo.
It is actually unclear if the house is haunted या 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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"THE LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER" (1935) Review

For years, I could never understand Hollywood's penchant for making so many films about the British Empire during the first half of the 20th century. The film industry had released films about imperial outposts under the control of other countries - like France, Spain and even the United States. But why did they film so many about British Imperialism? One of those films is the 1935 feature, "THE LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER".

"THE LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER" is based upon the 1930 memoirs of a former British Army officer named Francis Yeats-Brown. But if...
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"TOM JONES" (1963) Review

Recently, I searched my memories for any फिल्में produced outside of the United States that not only won the Academy Award for Best Picture, but I would also consider a personal प्रिय of mine. Only one came to mind - the 1963 movie, "TOM JONES".

"TOM JONES" turned out to be the सेकंड non-Hollywood film that won the coveted Oscar prize. Directed द्वारा 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 द्वारा a landowner in mid-18th...
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"CAPTAIN BLOOD" (1935) Review

Based upon the 1922 novel of the same name द्वारा Rafael Sabatini, the story of "CAPTAIN BLOOD" centered around an Irish-born physician living in an English town, who finds himself in trouble with the Court of King James II after aiding a wounded friend who had participated in the Mounmouth Rebellion of 1685. The 1935 film, released द्वारा Warner Brothers and First National Pictures, featured the first collaboration between stars Errol Flynn and Olivia De Havilland, and director Michael Curtiz.

When Jack Warner and studio production chief, first made plans to film Sabatini’s...
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"CALIFORNIA" (1947) Review

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

I may have to take back my टिप्पणी दे about Hollywood's inability to produce a first-rate movie या टेलीविज़न production about the सोना Rush. There were at least three that managed to impress me. Unfortunately, the latest film...
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 The 4 Protagonists
The 4 Protagonists
Hi guys, I had seen this film many years पूर्व 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 प्यार 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 प्यार 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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"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 चोटी, शीर्ष stars during the remainder of the 1940s, something happened as the 1950s dawned. Powers still found himself in Grade A फिल्में during that particular decade. But he also seemed to appear in a growing number of standard costume melodramas.

Twentieth Century लोमड़ी, फॉक्स lent Powers to Universal Pictures to तारा, स्टार in the 1953 drama called "THE MISSISSIPPI GAMBLER". Directed द्वारा Rudolph Maté, "THE MISSISSIPPI...
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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 फिल्में 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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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 सेकंड World War. She studied ballet in Arnhem and then moved to लंडन 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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”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 द्वारा his फ्रेंड्स at the Reform Club. Produced द्वारा 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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Aloha,
We are in Kona, Hawaii and are involved in Hawaiian Art. and Classic हटाइए 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 द्वारा 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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"LITTLE WOMEN" (1949) Review

Louisa May Alcott's 1868 novel is a bit of a conundrum for me. I have never been a प्रशंसक 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 या टेलीविज़न 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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"DEVIL AND THE DEEP" (1932) Review

I am not one of those movie प्रेमी who seemed to my selection of films to one particular genre या period in filmaking. Nor do I regard films from one particular era to be superior to another. I either enjoy an individual film या 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 या she has clearly seen that the so-called 1940 film adaptation with the same शीर्षक . . . 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 या 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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"OTHER MEN'S WOMEN" (1931) Review

Adultery is rarely treated with any kind of maturity in fiction - whether in novels, plays, फिल्में 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, टेलीविज़न series, novel या play that dealt with adultery in a mature manner. या 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 शीर्षक of the 1931 movie, "OTHER MEN'S WOMEN", any person...
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