Saturday, January 28, 2012

This Week On N and CF.

February, means it’s time for TCM's Annual 31 days of Oscars. Please click picture on side bar for more info. I'm really looking forward to watching a couple of "new to me" classic movies this month.

Great On Screen Couples Returns to Noir and Chick Flicks in the month of Feb. Hosted by Monty and Dawn. Please click picture on sidebar for past reviews.

On TCM Feb. 1st. Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953). Adventure film directed by Robert D. Webb. Inspired by Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.

Video; Full length movie.

Happy Birthday: Clark Gable!(February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960). Was best known for his role as Rhett Butler in the film, Gone with the Wind. His performance earned him his third nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor; he won for It Happened One Night (1934) and was also nominated for Mutiny on the Bounty (1935). Later movies include: Run Silent, Run Deep, a submarine war film, and his final film, The Misfits (1961). Please click HERE to learn more.

First video of a 7 part Clark Gable documentry.

On TCM Feb. 3rd: The Invisible Woman(1940). A science fiction, comedy film that is the third film following: Invisible Man and The Invisible Man Returns.

Happy Birthday: Ida Lupino!(4 February 1918 – 3 August 1995) Was an English-born film actress and director. In her 48-year career, she appeared in 59 films and directed seven others. Please click HERE to learn more.

On TCM Feb. 4th: The Gay Divorcee (1934). Film based on the musical play Gay Divorce. Please click HERE fo movie review.

On TCM Feb. 5th: The V.I.P.s(1963). It has an all-star cast: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Louis Jourdan, Elsa Martinelli, Maggie Smith, Rod Taylor, Orson Welles and Margaret Rutherford, who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture.

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. Please click here to watch video.

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. Dawn - I was scrolling through "This Week on N & CF" and ready to comment on "The Gay Divorcee" (it was the film that, though I'd always been a fan of "old movies," made me aware that I was truly a classic film lover) and "The V.I.P.s," a real guilty pleasure. It isn't a very good film, but Richard Burton & Elizabeth Taylor in the '60s...sigh. And then I came upon your very kind words about "A Month of VERTIGO." Thank you!!!!!

  2. LadyEve, Feb. looks like a great month on TCM. I have never seen the film, V.I.P's., so I'm really looking forward to seeing it.

    I'm really enjoying your "Month of Vertigo" and it is my pleasure to "spotlight" your awesome event.


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