thedissolve:

The Right Stuff could have been a flag-waving celebration of the can-do American spirit. Or it could have been a barbed consideration of American machismo and the propaganda machine. But it was something better: Both. [Read More…]

thedissolve:

The Right Stuff could have been a flag-waving celebration of the can-do American spirit. Or it could have been a barbed consideration of American machismo and the propaganda machine. But it was something better: Both. [Read More…]

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Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson in a publicity still for Giant, 1956.

Check out the AFI Catalog entry for GIANT.

Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson in a publicity still for Giant, 1956.

Check out the AFI Catalog entry for GIANT.

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midmarauder:

Ingmar Bergman’s Persona Film Poster
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midmarauder:

Ingmar Bergman’s Persona Film Poster

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dadsamoviecritic:

Watching a little known film from 1930 entitled ‘A Free Soul’ starring Norma Shearer with two little known— upcoming actors…. Clark Gable and Leslie Howard; who were later re-united in the blockbuster classic ‘Gone With The Wind’ in 199.  


Director Ida Lupino sets up a camera shot for one of the scenes in  “Hard, Fast and Beautiful (1951)” the Claire Trevor-Sally Forrest co-starrer, which RKO Radio is releasing.

Director Ida Lupino sets up a camera shot for one of the scenes in Hard, Fast and Beautiful (1951)” the Claire Trevor-Sally Forrest co-starrer, which RKO Radio is releasing.

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I Hate [special effects]! … A guy jumps off of a 250-foot dam, and it cuts to the water and he bobs up, like he’s a duck. And you go, ‘Wait a minute. Give me a break. A guy would kill himself doing that. There’s no way he could do it.’ And it just — with cars and motorcycles and all kinds of things. To me, it takes all of the reality out of the show. I just can’t stand it. Even as a director, I never did that stuff. We did it for real. I can look at it onscreen and go, ‘That’s B.S. That don’t work. You can’t do that.’ And so I lose all interest in the film.

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-Hal Needham, Hollywood stuntman speaking to Fresh Air in 2011

He’s the author of Stuntman!: My Car-Crashing, Plane-Jumping, Bone-Breaking, Death-Defying Hollywood Life.

Needham passed away last week at the age of 82.

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I loved this interview when it originally aired. It’s worth a listen, if you haven’t heard it…a look into old Hollywood… -Mel 

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dadsamoviecritic:

The Alfred Hitchcock thriller …Strangers On A Train (1951)

deadlinecom:

Looks like we need to make more movies, Kurosawa-san….

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