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

Comfort Films

During this worrisome time, staying inside has never been so important. As many people are afraid, it's nice to be able to turn to movies to help comfort and calm us. Here is a list of films I personally recommend watching to lift your spirits. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) One of the … Continue reading Comfort Films

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”)

The History Behind the Songs of Singin’ in the Rain

Arguably the greatest movie musical of all time, Singin' in the Rain, in its sixty-sixth year of existence, continues to prove that a Technicolor musical comedy all about the transition from the silent film era to the talkie era has the power to hold up in this ever-changing digital age. Most of the songs in the … Continue reading The History Behind the Songs of Singin’ in the Rain

My Favorite Weddings and Proposals in Film

This post is entirely inspired by the wedding of my friend and her new husband, which I attended in Arkansas last weekend with my best friend. This one is dedicated to you, Alisha.  The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMy9tDtPlgM Oh, my heart. Everything about this scene...even the little things, like how concerned, then … Continue reading My Favorite Weddings and Proposals in Film

TCM Classic Film Festival 2018: My Story

The ninth annual TCM Classic Film Festival was held on April 26 - 29 in Hollywood, CA. This year's theme was Powerful Words: The Page Onscreen so many of the films screened were based on novels, created from original screenplays, or depicted the life of writers - real and fictitious - onscreen.  I find it so … Continue reading TCM Classic Film Festival 2018: My Story