Screening History: “Samson and Delilah” (1949)

Well, I finally got around to watching my Blu-Ray edition of Cecil B. DeMille's epic Samson and Delilah, and I can definitely say that it was worth the wait.  The color transfer is excellent, and it just reinforces my opinion that the only way to really enjoy a Technicolor film is to see it in Blu-Ray.  The … Continue reading Screening History: “Samson and Delilah” (1949)

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Screening History : The Lion in Winter (1968)

I recently had the pleasure of watching the extraordinary 1968 film The Lion In Winter, which relates a (fictional) meeting of the medieval Plantagenet family during the winter of 1183 at Chinon.  Eleanor of Aquitaine (Katherine Hepburn) is released from imprisonment by her estranged husband Henry II (Peter O'Toole) for this family gathering, which also includes their … Continue reading Screening History : The Lion in Winter (1968)

Screening Classic Hollywood: “The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946)

Today's focus on "Screening Classic Hollywood" is the exemplary film The Best Years of Our Lives, one of the finest films to emerge from the 1940s and a searing and emotionally rich exploration of the plight of veterans returning home from war as they attempt to reintegrate into an American society that seems to have no room … Continue reading Screening Classic Hollywood: “The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946)

Screening Classic Hollywood “The Proud Rebel” (1958)

My strenuous apologies for the prolonged hiatus.  Now that things have calmed down a bit, I can finally return to a (somewhat) more consistent posting schedule.  First up on the docket is an entry in "Screening Classic Hollywood," in which I discuss the 1958 film The Proud Rebel, starring Alan Ladd, Olivia de Havilland, and David Ladd … Continue reading Screening Classic Hollywood “The Proud Rebel” (1958)