Middle-Earth Goes to the Movies (Reblog)

If J.R.R. Tolkien were still in his grave, it is likely that he would be turning in it. The cause of his consternation would be the gollumizing of …Middle-Earth Goes to the Movies

Literature Goes to the Movies — The Imaginative Conservative (Reblog)

When works of literature go to the movies, it’s usually an unpleasant sight. There are noble exceptions, however, which are worthy of praise. The film adaptions of two literary classics come to mind. 962 more wordsLiterature Goes to the Movies — The Imaginative Conservative

‘Gone With The Wind’ Premieres December 15 1939 (Atlanta)

Photo by Edgar Colomba on Pexels.com One of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters ever was premiered this day, December 15 1939, at Loew's Grand Theatre, Atlanta. It is thought that around 300,000 people in Atlanta came out in celebration. The film tells the tragic tale of a southern family's struggle and disintegration during the ensuing melee … Continue reading ‘Gone With The Wind’ Premieres December 15 1939 (Atlanta)

Kirk Douglas 1916 to 2020 — The Case for Global Film (Reblog)

Kirk Douglas died in February this year. Recently terrestrial television screened the video of his Hollywood break-through film Champion (1949). Douglas played the title role of Midge, a boxing champ driven by ambition. Throughout the film Midge is ruthless in the way that he uses people to climb to the top. But it is not […]Kirk … Continue reading Kirk Douglas 1916 to 2020 — The Case for Global Film (Reblog)

To Have And Have Not (1944) — Ticket 2 Ride (Reblog)

One of Humphrey Bogart’s most famous films, and the one where he flirts with Lauren Bacall whenever they are on screen. This has always been Casablanca Lite, in my book. Both films have heavy atmosphere, quirky characters, a piano-playing pal, Nazis, a world-weary American who doesn’t want to dirty his hands with current politics. To […]To … Continue reading To Have And Have Not (1944) — Ticket 2 Ride (Reblog)

Lex Barker born 100 Years Ago Today

In astrological terms the birth chart speaks for itself. Leo rising with Neptune right on the ascendant. There are several movie stars with prominent Neptunes such as this, the 'outer planet' probably adding a certain mystical glamour to the individual's prominent appearance. Leo loves the limelight and Neptune will attract through the power of film, … Continue reading Lex Barker born 100 Years Ago Today