Rebecca (1940): One of Hitchcock’s Finest

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again... In 1940, Alfred Hitchcock released his first American film: Rebecca. Lauded by both critics and moviegoers, it became the second highest-grossing film of the year and nabbed a total of eleven nominations at the Academy Awards in '41. The film is based off the novel of the … Continue reading Rebecca (1940): One of Hitchcock’s Finest

CROSSING DELANCEY: An Underappreciated Romantic Comedy

I first watched Crossing Delancey on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) when the channel was running the first installment in its Trailblazing Women series in 2015. I fell in love with it instantly. Over the past few years, I’ve seen a few people talking about the film with the same amount of adoration online which makes me so happy. The … Continue reading CROSSING DELANCEY: An Underappreciated Romantic Comedy

Fab Fashion in BOYFRIENDS AND GIRLFRIENDS (1987)

Eric Rohmer's L'Ami de mon amie (The English-translated title is Boyfriends and Girlfriends) tells the story of a group of young people living in the suburbs of Paris. Blanche (Emmanuelle Chaulet), a down-to-earth office worker, befriends Léa (Sophie Renoir), who is a lively student. Blanche has just moved to the area and gets to know Léa's boyfriend … Continue reading Fab Fashion in BOYFRIENDS AND GIRLFRIENDS (1987)

Deep Cuts: Audrey Hepburn Edition

To state the obvious, Audrey Hepburn is one of the most well-known and beloved stars in classic film. Most people, from those who never or rarely watch old movies, to card-carrying cinephiles, can name at least one of her movies. But even in the case of someone like Audrey Hepburn, there are always lesser-known works … Continue reading Deep Cuts: Audrey Hepburn Edition

Three Smart Girls: The Original Parent Trap

Before the 1961 and 1998 versions of The Parent Trap, there was Three Smart Girls. It was released in 1936 and it was Deanna Durbin's feature film debut. She had made her onscreen debut in a musical short with Judy Garland called Every Sunday. Durbin, who had just turned fifteen at the time of its release, was … Continue reading Three Smart Girls: The Original Parent Trap

Beautiful and Bubbling Like Pink Champagne: LOVE AFFAIR (1939)

...And wishes are the dreams we dream when we're awake... Seven or eight-ish years ago, I discovered a film called Love Affair, a delightful romantic drama starring Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne. It was directed by Leo McCarey, who also directed An Affair to Remember (1957), the first remake of Love Affair, starring Cary Grant and … Continue reading Beautiful and Bubbling Like Pink Champagne: LOVE AFFAIR (1939)

Hannibal + Film History, Part 1 : Cliff Edwards (“Ukulele Ike”)

✧・゚: *✧・゚:*    *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are Anything your heart desires will come to you... ✧・゚: *✧・゚:*    *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ Cliff Edwards (AKA "Ukulele Ike") was born Clifton Avon Edwards in a small river town called Hannibal, Missouri on June 14, 1895 to Edward and Nellie (Farnum) … Continue reading Hannibal + Film History, Part 1 : Cliff Edwards (“Ukulele Ike”)