Tag: Classic films

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: Marilyn just wants to be loved by you.

Behind the scenes of one of cinemas greatest comedies, Some Like It Hot, its star Marilyn Monroe and her erratic […]

Top Ten Lists: The Essential Marilyn Monroe Films

The world would truly be a dull place without the extraordinary charisma and talent of American actress and model Marilyn […]

Must-See Classic Movies: Bus Stop (1956).

Marilyn Monroe has been on my mind of late, especially with the anniversary of her death approaching next month. So, […]

John Ford’s revered masterpiece ‘How Green Was My Valley’ (1941).

If you have read the novel How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn, you will instantly realise what a grim […]

Must-See Classic Movies: My Darling Clementine (1946).

I remember fondly my father singing My Darling Clementine often when I was a young and how much he loved […]

Strangers On A Train (1951): Not Just Another Hitchcock Venture.

At the end of his illustrious career, Alfred Hitchcock, had directed over 50 feature films. It’s truly an astonishing achievement […]

What makes Mildred Pierce a great film noir? Joan Crawford, of course!

Up until about a year ago, I had never seen a Joan Crawford film. Probably an astonishing remark for someone […]

Jezebel (1938):Warner Brothers Very Own Antebellum Period Drama.

One of Warner studio’s most celebrated actresses in the 1930s was a defiant and feisty young woman named Bette Davis. […]

42nd Street (1933): The Musical That Doesn’t Miss a Step.

Samantha Pinter-Thompson wrote a featured article a few years ago on musical theatre. One of the things she said that […]

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: The Wizard of Oz – ‘Over The Rainbow’ song sequence.

Film fairy tales often need a special quality and ingredient to help them stand the test of time, if they […]