Tag: Film History

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator speech.

In 1938, Charlie Chaplin set to work on his first talking film that would ridicule the German tyrant Adolf Hitler. […]

A selected film-by-film history of Warner Bros. Pictures: Dodge City (1939).

I was always going to run into some trouble choosing a late 1930s Warner Bros. film to include in this […]

A selected film-by-film history of Warner Bros. Pictures: 42nd Street (1933).

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 […]

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: The Grapes of Wrath – I’ll Be There speech.

John Ford’s own understanding and fondness of the American people and their history is no more evident than in his […]

A selected film-by-film history of Warner Bros. Pictures: The Public Enemy (1931).

It was during the early years of the Great Depression, a time when Americans were cynical and jaded about their […]

A selected film-by-film history of Warner Bros. Pictures: The Jazz Singer (1927).

It was in the early days of cinema that four brothers, Harry, Albert, Sam and Jack Warner arrived in Hollywood […]

Underrated Movies of the 1990’s: Romper Stomper (1992)

Whether you agree with me or not, the 1990’s were an amazing decade of titanic hit and sinking duds at […]

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: Sergio Leone’s Mexican Standoff.

In the late sixties, Sergio Leone’s The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1966) was harshly criticized for its glorified […]

My Top 5 Jerry Lewis Films of All Time.

It’s hard to believe that, at the time of this article, Jerry Lewis is alive and well! In fact, Jerry […]