Summer Under the Stars: Gene Tierney

Gene Tierney was unquestionably the “most beautiful woman in movie history”, stated Darryl F. Zanuck, founder of 20th Century Fox, though even the most beautiful have their insecurities. Gene brought an exotic quality to the screen that many latched onto from the start, especially in a very blonde Hollywood in the 40’s. With an overbite,…

The Letter

Week One of the Daily Doses of Darkness for those of us in Noir school highlighted the 1941 movie of ‘The Letter’ with Bette Davis. The first five minutes of this movie are intense. However…in the past I had also seen the 1929 version starring Jeanne Eagels. I re-watched it to see if there was…

La Bete Humaine ~The Human Beast

Week One of the Summer of Darkness I twittered the comment that I couldn’t wait to watch this movie because it featured the actor Jean Gabin (loved him in Moontide with Ida Lupino). I was doubly blessed when I found the DVD in the Criterion Collection. I was able to watch the movie plus the…

Classic Films for the Classic Childhood

No matter the age of the children in your life… chances are you’ve noticed some behavior issues you’re not pleased with, are hoping that this hitting other kids (and the dog) thing is just a phase, and praying that the 7 hours a day they spend at school is not a life-scarring experience. Raising kids is tough.. Raising kids…

TCM SUMMER OF DARKNESS

So…while Rochellelynn is keeping up with TCM Summer Camp Sunday’s and Disney Teen beach movies this summer, I have gone over to the Dark Side. TCM’s Into the Darkness Investigating Film Noir dark side that is… At the beginning of this fourth week of Noir at the free online course running through June and July…