Saturday, January 15, 2011

This week on N and C F.

Noir and Chick Flicks will participate in a Hitchcock Blogathon on January 17th, sponsored by the Classic Movie Blog Association. Eighteen classic movie blogs will post reviews and articles on many Hitchcock films. I 'm really looking forward to a day of wonderful movie reviews about one of my favorite directors. Please join us.

List of participating Blogs:

1. The Birds – Classic Film and TV Café
2. Dial M for Murder – True Classics: The ABCs of Film
3. The Lady Vanishes – MacGuffin Movies
4. Lifeboat – Classicfilmboy’s Movie Paradise
5. The Man Who Knew Too Much – Reel Revival
6. Mr. and Mrs. Smith – Carole & Co.
7. North By Northwest – Bette’s Classic Movie Blog
8. Notorious – Twenty Four Frames
9. The Pleasure Garden – Thrilling Days of Yesteryear
10. Rear Window – Java’s Journey
11. Rebecca­ – ClassicBecky’s Film and Literary Review
12. Rope – Kevin’s Movie Corner
13. Shadow of a Doubt - Great Entertainers Media Archive
14. The 39 Steps – Garbo Laughs
15. Three Classic Hitchcock Killers.– The Lady Eve’s Reel Life
16. Torn Curtain - Via Margutta 51
17. The Trouble with Harry – Bit Part Actors
*18. Vertigo – Noir and Chick Flicks*
19. The Wrong Man – The Movie Projector
20. Marnie- My Love of old Hollywood

Also this week on N and C F reviews on:

ON TCM: Jan. 15, 2011. Its A Wonderful World (1939). Romantic screwball comedy starring Claudette Colbert and James Stewart, directed by W. S. Van Dyke.

ON TCM: Jan. 16, 2011. I'm No Angel (1933). Is Mae West's third motion picture. West received sole story and screenplay credit. A young Cary Grant plays the male lead. This was one of the few Mae West films that was not subjected to heavy censorship. Ms. West plays Tira, a circus performer who becomes a socialite.

Happy Birthday: Cary Grant!(January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986). With his distinctive  Mid-Atlantic accent, he was best known as one of the most debonair of leading men.

Happy Birthday: Tippi Hedren! (born January 19, 1930), is an actress and former fashion model with a career spanning six decades. She is best known for her roles in two Alfred Hitchcock films, The Birds and Marnie, and her efforts in animal rescue at Shambala Preserve, a wildlife habitat which she founded in 1983.

Happy Birthday: Patricia Neal (January 20, 1926 – August 8, 201 0) Was an actress of stage and screen. She was best known for her roles in the films: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951),  Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), and in Hud (1963), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

ON TCM: Jan. 20, 2011: The Fountainhead(1949). Click on picture on side bar to read review. Based on the book of the same name by Ayn Rand. Cast: Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey, Robert Douglas and Kent Smith. The film was directed by King Vidor, with the screenplay written by Rand

Have a great week at the movies. :)

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