Happy 97th birthday, Doris Day ♡

"I've been through everything. I always said I was like those round-bottomed circus dolls - you know, those dolls you could push down and they'd come back up? I've always been like that. I've always said, "No matter what happens, if I get pushed down, I'm going to come right back up." Doris Day was … Continue reading Happy 97th birthday, Doris Day ♡

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Remembering (and Thanking) Stanley Donen

What we all like in life, I think, is the challenge of making something... that is not easy to do. You might not know his name, but you probably know his movies. Stanley Donen, who passed away at the age of 94 on February 21, directed some of the most memorable and beloved films during … Continue reading Remembering (and Thanking) Stanley Donen

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

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”

Dueling Divas: Kathy Seldon vs. Lina Lamont

Classic film mega-fans, casual fans, and people who don't normally watch old films have one thing in common when it comes to Singin' in the Rain: they've all probably seen this movie at least once...so this movie doesn't require much of an introduction. But I'll give one anyway. You know how it goes: It's 1927 and … Continue reading Dueling Divas: Kathy Seldon vs. Lina Lamont

Recommended Film: “It Should Happen to You” (1954)

It's been awhile since I last updated. At some point, I'd love to get more posts up at a faster rate. Balancing everything doesn't leave a ton of time to do this. But hooray, "Holliday" breaks are quickly approaching. Anyway, I hope to accomplish some more writing during break. Without further ado, here we go... … Continue reading Recommended Film: “It Should Happen to You” (1954)