Movie Quote of the Month
Emily W. Leider asserts, “Rudolph Valentino helped deflower postwar America, teaching by his screen example the limits of emotional restraint and erotic innocence. And, he reconfigured its ideal of the desirable man. Along with flamboyant male fashion trends, Valentino offered his adopted country a new masculine ideal: sensual, continental, and far more attuned to women than earlier models, darker in both complexion and mood, more willing than any before (or since?) to respond to beauty, show passion, and give his all—even die—for love” (Leider 422).
--Dark Lover: The Life and Death of Rudolph Valentino by Emily W. Leider, p. 422
NEW: October 20:
Making Mr. Right (1987) Directed by Susan Seidelman. John Malkovich, Ann Magnuson, Glenne Headley (98 min) PG-13 (6 stills)
NEW: September 25:
Monsieur Beaucaire (1924) Directed by Sidney Olcott. Rudolph Valentino, Bebe Daniels, Lois Wilson (146 min). (13 stills).
NEW: August 25:
The Eagle (1926) Directed by Clarence Brown. Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Banky, Louise Dresser (76 minutes). (10 stills).
NEW: July 21:
Sam Katzman: The Sultan of Schlock. A preview of my introduction to an Arrow Films Blu-Ray box set of 4 Sam Katzman monster movies.
NEW: July 12:
Madeleine (1950) Directed by David Lean. Ann Todd, Norman Wooland, Ivan Desny, Leslie Banks (114 min). (6 stills).
NEW: May 20:
The Wicked Lady (1945) Directed by Leslie Arliss. Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Patricia Roc, Michael Rennie (104 min). (7 stills)
NEW: February 5:
It All Came True (1940) Directed by Lewis Seiler. Ann Sheridan, Humphrey Bogart, Jeffrey Lynn. (97 min). (10 stills)
NEW: January 21:
Updated: Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None (1945) Gumnaam (1965) and Ten Little Indians (1965)
NEW: January 6:
A Book Review:
Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s by Kimberly Truhler. Published by GoodNight Books 2020
NEW: December 29:
Romancing the Stone (1984) Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito (106 min).
NEW: Updated November 16:
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951) Written and directed by Alfred Lewin. Ava Gardner, James Mason, Nigel Patrick (122 min) (6 stills).
NEW: September 22:
Queen Christina (1933) 99 minutes) Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith (99 minutes) (12 stills).
NEW: September 2:
City Streets (1931) Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Sylvia Sidney, Gary Cooper, Paul Lukas, Wynne Gibson (83 min) (9 stills).
NEW: July 7:
Cutthroat Island (1995) Directed by Renny Harlin. Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella (124 min) (6 stills).
NEW: June 24:
The Prince Who Was a Thief (1951) Directed by Rudolph Maté. Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie, Everett Sloan (88 min). (10 stills)
NEW: June 18:
Anne of the Indies (1951) Directed by Jacques Tourneur. Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Debra Paget, Thomas Gomez (81 minutes) (11 stills).
NEW: June 9:
A reflection on Shah Rukh Khan in Baazigar, the Hindi version of A Kiss Before Dying, starring Robert Wagner (scroll down...)