“CITY LIGHTS” reeled me in. It pulled me by the string and led me where it wanted me to go. And I was a willing participant. Why did I misjudge NYC’s Film Forum audience. Showtime was 11:00am this past Sunday. When I walked in at 11:05am expecting to see trailers and slide in to my favorite front row seat, I walked into a packed house and fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi was onstage introducing the movie!!!
Category Archives: 1931
SAFE IN HELL ( 1931 )
Was there any director who could expertly tackle so many different genres as William A. Wellman? When I look over his filmography, I see he’s one tough cookie. His films look issues squarely in the eye.
THE SMILING LIEUTENANT-1931
Ra-ta-ta-ta, ta-ta-ta, ta-tahhhhh! WHEW!!! I need a cigarette. STAT!!!
Well wouldn’t you if you were participating in the Sex Blogathon? Yep. Click on this banner and dive
<—into the smorgasbord of sex and desire in classic cinema by bloggers all over the blogosphere. My contribution will be the Ernst Lubitsch 1931 film “THE SMILING LIEUTENANT.”
MY TIP TOP TOP TEN FAVORITE FILMS OF THE 1930’s
Hi – I started off my sixth month of blogging by telling you my favorite films made in the 1930’s. I don’t know if you had a chance to go through it because it was lot of information. But if you did, thank you, and you could compare your list to mine. ( How crazy off am I? ) To do this list, I pulled out my old Pyramid publishing book which I bought back in 1978. I skimmed through it to make sure I wasn’t missing anything and came up with my final tally. Below are my ten tip top top ten favorite films for each year of the 1930’s.
MY FAVORITE FILMS OF 1931
The rise of gangster films and monster movies.
( Garbo in “Mata Hari.” Men lose their mind and give up secrets to her. Exotic. )
2015 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL: WHEN IS A MULTI-PLEX NOT A MULTI-PLEX…
I can’t tell you how many times I bolted through those doors like a kid in a candy store ( or is that a bull in a China shop? ) I would look for my theatre and the line I should wait on for my next movie experience. I once got there before the theatre was opened so you know I have problems. ( But hey, don’t we all? ) Check out these next four pages to see what I saw ~