Friday, January 20, 2012

This Week on N and CF.

On TCM Jan. 24th. The Catered Affair(1956). The film stars Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds, Barry Fitzgerald and Rod Taylor. It was Taylor's first film for MGM. Click here for review

Happy Birthday: Paul Newman.(January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008). Was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, humanitarian, professional racing driver and auto racing enthusiast. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for best actor for his performance in the 1986 Martin Scorsese film The Color of Money. Please click picture on side bar to learn more.

On TCM Jan. 28th. Soylent Green (1973). Science fiction film directed by Richard Fleischer. Starring Charlton Heston, the film overlays the police procedural and science fiction genres as it depicts the investigation into the murder of a wealthy businessman in a dystopian future suffering from pollution, overpopulation, depleted resources, poverty, dying oceans, and a hot climate due to the greenhouse effect. Much of the population survives on processed food rations, including "soylent green". Please click  here  to view movie review.

Happy Birthday: Dorothy Malone. (born January 30, 1925) Her film career began in 1943, and in her early years she played small roles, mainly in B-movies. After a decade in films, she began to acquire a more glamorous image, particularly after her performance in Written on the Wind (1956), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Please click picture on side bar to learn more.

ON TCM Jan. 30th. A 5 Movie Tribute for Joan Fontaine:

Jane Eyre (1944)
Constant Nymph, The (1943)
Born To Be Bad (1950)
Suspicion (1941)
Ivanhoe (1952).

Grace Kelly Soothie:
3 1/2 oz. grape juice
1 large guava, peeled and deseeded
5 oz. blueberries
1 pear, pealed quartered and cored
4 1/2 natural yogurt

place the GRAPE JUICE and GUAVA into
the blender, then add the rest of the
INGREDIENTS and blend until SMOOTH.
pour into a glass and serve chilled.

Article of the week is from Eves Reel Life Blogspot: Deadly Obsession. The first installment for A Month of VERTIGO.

January 4, Whistlingypsy of Distant Voices and Flickering Shadows muses on Eves Reel Life Blogspot. Bernard Herrmann ~ Composer of Haunting Music and Treacherous Dreams.

January 7, Christian Esquevin of Silver Screen Modiste and author of Adrian: Silver Screen to Custom Label takes a look at the costumes and the characters who wore them with The Costumes of Vertigo.

January 10, Brandie Ashe of True Classics considers Kim Novak in Vertigo: A Hypnotic Presence

January 13, Michael Nazarewycz of, and ScribeHard on Film contemplates the setting of Vertigo, that "jewel of American cities," with More Than Just the Streets of San Francisco. More than just streets of San Francisco.

January 16, Steven DeRosa, author of Writing With Hitchcock, looks at Vertigo from the perspective of screenwriter Samuel A. Taylor with An Inconsequential Yarn

January 19, John Greco of Twenty Four Frames offers his recent interview with preeminent Hitchcock biographer Patrick McGilligan Hitchcock Biographer Patrick Mcgilligan (Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light) on the subject of Vertigo and the filmmaker who conceived it.

January 22, Allen Hefner of Bit Part Actors honors those in Vertigo’s supporting cast with Vertigo, Bit Players

January 25, Classic Film Boy of Classic Film Boy’s Movie Paradise assesses James Stewart's iconic and shaded performance as ‘Scottie Ferguson’ in Vertigo. James Stewart Walk On The Dark Side.

January 28, Brandon Kyle Goco of TCM’s Classic Film Union, Brandon Kyle the Cinephile and guest host of TCM’s October podcast series will ‘vlog’ (video blog) about his passion for Vertigo.

January 31, Eve will reflect on Vertigo in relation to the the novel it was adapted from, D'Entre Les Morts by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac.


  1. Looks like a great line up!

  2. Paul, it is going to be a busy week. :)

  3. Hi Dawn!
    I'm taping The Catered Affair. One of Bette's I haven't seen but I'm looking forward to watching.
    Have a great weekend.

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