OKLAHOMA! (1955)

I've got a beautiful feeling everything's going my way... Oklahoma!, a musical written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, opened on Broadway in 1943. It was based on the 1931 play Green Grow the Lilacs, written by Lynn Riggs. The Broadway production was a box office hit, running for over 2,000 performances, an astounding feat. … Continue reading OKLAHOMA! (1955)

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

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

Skip “Fifty Shades of Grey” – Go for “Marty”

Trade out Christian and Anastasia for Marty and Clara and you've got a winner. Of course, I'm referring to the two main characters in Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) and Marty (1955), respectively. The film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey was released back on Friday, February 13th. It's based on the best-selling erotic romance novel, which has sold approximately 100 … Continue reading Skip “Fifty Shades of Grey” – Go for “Marty”