Yesterday was Alfred Hitchcock’s 112th birthday, which I celebrated by watching Rear Window again. I also took the time to write another Top 10 list for TheCelebrityCafe.com, which covered the decade he dominated: the 1950s. I consider the ’50s Hollywood’s best decade and I could probably do an infinite list of the greatest films from that decade. Anyway,… Read More Top 10 Hollywood Films of the 1950s
Here’s just a run-down of the rest of the films I saw last week. El Dorado – 1966, Howard Hawks – DVD – This was just fun. It really felt like just a bunch of guys getting together and making a movie for the hell of it. James Caan was priceless. Broken Arrow – 1950, Delmer Daves… Read More Spring Break Catch-Up
Here is my latest list for The Celebrity Cafe, my Top 10 Hollywood Films of the 1940s. You can read it here: http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/top-10-hollywood-films-1940s-04-20-2011. Read on as to why I chose films like Rebecca, The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca as my favorite films from that great decade!
I was asked to do a longer feature over at Buzzlegoose, so I decided to write up a full piece on five of my favorite classic film directors, including John Ford, Howard Hawks, Orson Welles, Stanley Kubrick and Alfred Hitchcock. Here’s the link: http://www.buzzlegoose.com/film/five-favorite-classic-film-directors-by-daniel-s-levine/.
I usually set a whole slate of films to record on TCM on my DVR and then watch them later because usually the movies I want to see are on at 2 AM or some other inconvenient time. However, today I did get to catch a film as it was airing. As part of their… Read More Watched Films 1/4/11: 3 Crazy Guys, A Singer and a Baby
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock British International Pictures UK, 84 minutes Starring Anny Ondra, John Longden, Cyril Ritchard There is not much to say about this film other than it’s really fun to watch Hitchcock, even at this early stage of his career. This was actually his first sound film – and the first in Britain.… Read More “Blackmail” (1929)