Saturday, January 7, 2012

This week on Noir and Chick Flicks

On TCM Jan. 11th Star of the Month Angela Lansbury list of films:

State of the Union(1948)
The Three Musketeers(1948)
Samson an Delilah(1949)
Till the Clouds Roll By(1946)

Kind Lady(1951)
A Lawless Street(1955)

ON TCM Jan. 13th. The Apartment (1960). Comedy/drama starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred MacMurray. The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards, and won five, including Best Picture. Please click here for movie review.

Happy Birthday: Faye Dunaway !(born January 14, 1941). Dunaway won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Network (1976) after receiving previous nominations for the critically acclaimed films Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Chinatown (1974). She has also starred in a many other successful films, The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), The Towering Inferno (1974), Three Days of the Condor (1975) and Mommie Dearest (1981). Click picture on side bar to learn more.

ON TCM Jan. 14th. A 5 movie Tribute for Spencer Tracy. Please click picture on side bar to learn more about Spencer Tracy.

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo(1944). General Jimmy Doolittle trains American troops for the first airborne attacks on Japan.

Adam's Rib (1949). Husband-and-wife lawyers argue opposite sides in a sensational women's rights case. Dir: George Cukor Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn and Judy Holliday.

Last Hurrah, The (1958). A political boss faces changing times as he runs for re-election. Dir: John Ford. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter and Dianne Foster.

Father's Little Dividend (1951). In this sequel to Father of the Bride, a doting father faces a series of comic trials when his daughter has her first child. Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett and Elizabeth Taylor.

Cass Timberlane (1947). An aging judge creates a scandal when he marries a younger woman from the wrong side of the tracks. Dir: George Sidney Cast: Spencer Tracy , Lana Turner and Zachary Scott .

Please click here to read Operator13 (1934) movie review.

Gene Tierney Smoothie:
4 ice cubes
1/4-in. piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
1/4 medium-sized pineapple, peeled, core and
eyes removed and cut into chunks
7 oz. natural yogurt

place the ICE CUBES into the blender and
whizz. Add the rest of the INGREDIENTS and
blend until SMOOTH. Pour into a glass.

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: 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.

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 (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, the 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.

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.

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