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The Austin Chronicle
Lights, Camera, Summer
Trumpets blare as we're greeted by the old Warner Brothers logo. Then, fade into the African continent circa 1941 while the orchestral music shifts to a more exotic theme with Arabic undertones.
Thu May 23, 2013
The Miami Herald
Standouts among Hollywood's many attempts to portray the conflict
From the Charlie Chaplin's classic "Great Dictator" released in 1940 to 2013's sadly mediocre "Emporer" about the American occupation of Japan, World War II movies have been staple Hollywood fare for nearly seven decades.
Wed May 22, 2013
'The Petrified Forest,' is a poetic gangster movie from the 30s
What does the words classy gangster movie mean? The answer is the movie, "The Petrified Forest," you may wonder why it's called classy, one word is, Leslie Howard.
Cliff notes: the view from Villa Rufolo
With today marking the 200th anniversary of Richard Wagner's birth, Linda Cookson heads to Italy's Amalfi coast to visit the composer's favourite resort - still a celebrity hang-out today It's only the first night of my visit, and I'm beginning to wonder if I'm the only non-famous person to have stayed in this lovely southern Italian town.
The Difference Between Bogart's Smart and Sinatra's Cool
Kelly hated Frank because Frank had invented Cool, and Cool had replaced Smart. What was Smart? It was Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca: "He possesses an outward cynicism, but at his core he is a square.
The Jersey Journal
Classic gangsters on Blu-ray: Robinson, Cagney, Bogart
To aficionados of gangster movies, these names are as familiar, and as real, as those of any actual flesh-and-blood racketeers.
Tue May 21, 2013
Film School Rejects
The Blu-ray/DVD Column: 'The Burning,' 'The ABCs of ...
A murderer is stalking the streets of Paris, and his only calling card is a literal calling card bearing the name "Monsieur Durand." The police are getting nowhere fast, but when a petty criminal offers evidence that the killer resides in a local boarding house a top detective goes in undercover to ferret the murderer out for arrest.
Mon May 20, 2013
Palm Beach Post
Star Struck First days of Cannes
The Cannes Film Festival is like Rick's Cafe Americain, Humphrey Bogart's nightclub in "Casablanca" about which one character proclaims, "Everybody comes to Rick's." Cannes is one of the world's prime celebrity-watching zones and a launching place for big and small films, and for film professionals, entertainment journalists and even fans ... (more)
TCM airs iconic films of three legendary tough guys Tuesday
This week's Tough Guy Tuesday on Turner Classic Movies cable television channel features iconic gangster pictures from three of Hollywood's most legendary stars.
The Miami Herald
A week's worth of South Florida summer fun
Summer is when the stream of tourists to South Florida slows, deterred by hot, wet weather and the threat of hurricanes.
Sun May 19, 2013
Dona s Top 10 From May 18, 1982
Backbackback into time, as I pilot "The Time Machine" to a landing on Tuesday, May 18, 1982.
Sat May 18, 2013
Warner Bros. goes gangster with 2 new movie collections
More than 80 years ago, Warner Bros. defined the Hollywood gangster film with gritty depictions of larger-than-life mobsters that made stars out of the likes of Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart.
Christopher Moore may be the most popular Canadian novelist you have never heard of
There may be no Canadian novelist writing in English today who is as little known at home and as popular overseas as Christopher Moore.
Fri May 17, 2013
Rejected film posters go on display
A gallery that should comfort any struggling young graphic artist is revealed for the first time today: the ones that got away, rejected original versions of posters for some of the most famous films of recent decades, including Batman, Pulp Fiction, A Clockwork Orange, The Exorcist and Cool Hand Luke.
Arthur Lyon's Film Noir Festival starts off with a big surprise to film fans
The Arthur Lyon's Film Noir Festival began Thursday, May 17 in Palm Springs and the audience was treated to not only a rare print on "Three Strangers" and an Q&A with Geraldine Fitzgerald's son, Michael Lindsay Hogg, but also learned a of Fitzgerald's little-known secret.
Thu May 16, 2013
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Wrapped up in Liberace ... Angelina & Leo - heroes A look at...
'There's nothing more intriguing than a movie star wrapped like a mummy playing someone just emerging from plastic surgery.
Wed May 15, 2013
Sonoma Valley Sun
Radio noir with Philip Marlowe
Has there ever been a detective as cool as Philip Marlowe, the pulp fiction creation of Raymond Chandler? As quick with a wisecrack as he was with gun, Marlowe worked the lonely streets and seedy alleys of '30 L.A. "I needed a drink," runs one first-person riff.
Tue May 14, 2013
Hell on Frisco Bay
All Through The Night
WHO: Humphrey Bogart. WHAT: I have not seen All Through the Night . But my friend Miriam Montag has, and generously contributed her thoughts for Hell On Frisco Bay readers: Nestled in his filmography between The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca , Humphrey Bogart is a politically myopic version of Rick Blaine, "Gloves" Donahue, a Broadway promoter ... (more)
Sat May 11, 2013
Tribute celebrates life, music of Hoosier composer
Local residents are invited to celebrate the life and music of Hoagy Carmichael at 7a p.m. Saturday when YES Cinema presents a salute to the Hoosier composer, "Tribute to Hoagy Carmichael: Concert and Movie." The evening will begin with a brief concert honoring the life of Carmichael, who was born in Bloomington.
Blintzes and first fruits
Shavuot made its mark very early in American Jewish history, when in 1764, Rabbi Haim Isaac Carigal of the Holy Land gave a memorable Shavuot sermon at the Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island.