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After retiring from boxing, American Sean Thornton returns to Ireland and buys the home where he was born. It's a town so stereotypically Irish that you almost expect to see actual leprechauns singing…
I was one of those that grew up associating The Jazz Singer with Neil Diamond's 1980 "Love on the Rocks" hit-spawning (but otherwise stinky) version. I knew nothing of the original 1927 film other tha…
For anyone young enough to picture the 1950s as one extended Leave it to Beaver episode, I would respectfully refer you to the film noir classic Sunset Boulevard. It's as dark and twisted as anything …
Of all the Disney classics, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has to be one of the hardest to dissect from a critical perspective. As Disney's first feature length animated film, it is an undeniable fea…
In The Wild One, Marlon Brando was the original “rebel without a cause” (as this film came out a year before James Dean’s film). Brando plays Johnny, the leader of a motorcycle gang, who cruises into …
Anyone who knows me knows that I love love LOVE Gone With the Wind. The book, the movie, the Classic Hollywood glamour, and yes, Scarlett O’Hara herself, one of the great film characters of all time, …
This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, or the Great War, as it was known at the time. It was a modern war that coincided with the explosion of early Hollywood filmmak…
Out in the Old West, there was a disproportionate amount of men to women. The men came seeking adventure and fortune, and the few women that followed them were often "business ladies" of their own sor…
George Stevens the director may not be a name you recognize, but you do know his films. There is the classic Western Shane. Or how about the smoldering tragic romance A Place in the Sun starring Montg…
Mary Haines (Norma Shearer), wife and mother, is basically a saint. She cuddles with her daughter (also named Mary) as they coo over pictures from her honeymoon, explaining how love is different when …
When I was 16, I became obsessed with classic Hollywood films, which sprung forth from a summer vacation reading and viewing of Gone With the Wind. I hopped from director to actor to genre, absorbing …
William Wellman's 1935 version of Call of the Wild has arguably been called the best adaptation of Jack London's classic 1903 novel that took place in the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush. But wher…
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