Today I talk about Sullivan’s Travels which is frankly one of my favorite movies all time for the The Celluloid Road Trip Blogathon hosted by Hometowns to Hollywood as this wonderful classic story stands the test of time as ohn L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea), convinced he won’t be able to film his ambitious masterpiece until he has suffered, dons a hobo disguise and sets off on a journey as this classic tale lasts test of time i choose review it today.
Sullivan’s Travels Review
The idea of walking in someone else’s shoes in order to truly understand their point of view has been stated in many elegant ways has been told many times over in movies yet this tale hasnt been told so effectly as this classic tale. The idea of the artist taking a road road trip to better understand the sufferings of others simply works here. “I’m going out on the road to find out what it’s like to be poor and needy and then I’m going to make a picture about it … I’m doing it for the poor. Don’t you understand? … I doubt if they would appreciate it, sir. They rather resent the invasion of their privacy. Echoing Gulliver’s Travels, this is ‘prime’ Preston Sturges and more of a social satire than a comedy with its barbs aimed squarely at Hollywood; a film depicting the chance encounters and experiences of a movie director as he raids the wardrobe department to disguise himself as a hobo before travelling around the country with a down-on-her-luck starlet and a studio entourage, looking for the kind of material which can be turned into a ‘meaningful’ movie he will call ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’.
The classic film Sullivan’s Travels brings to mind some provocative questions on who should be able to tell certain kinds of stories. I have often heard the perspective from some members of the film criticism community, that they sometimes devalue films instantly if the experience being captured does not come from an artist of that same background. In some cases, you may feel this way because you are apart of the group the story is about, and you did not feel like the film authentically spoke to your experience. Of course, there are no right or wrong answers here, because everyone’s opinion is going to be unique on it.
With all that being said, Sullivan’s Travels tells the story of what a comedy movie Director comes to discover about the struggles of the poor, while working to prepare a film he feels would be of significance on the topic. Sullivan’s Travels was both an entertaining and provocative look into this idea of Hollywood’s innate inability to truly understand the hardships of the poverty-stricken and working class as we see it wonderfully crafted by the wonderful Preston Sturges with wonderful acting by its two wonderful stars of Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake as fun-fact about them too they didnt get along at all but give out such a wonderful performances on screen as the splendid Sturges stock company of character actors, this picture is often hilarious and has a moment or two of real poignancy; the comic sequences may prevail but the lessons learnt will remain with you as this movie will remain with you fro ages to come.
The Trouble with Angels (1966) was the last film that Ida Lupino directed, coming at the tail end of her long period as a television director. In many ways, it represents a sharp departure from the socially conscious noirs that she’s best known for, and yet for fans of the film, it feels like an apt continuation of the gendered critiques of women. I talk about this movie today.
The Trouble with Angels:the female gaze
Hayley Mills rebellious teenager is sent to boarding school and grows to appreciate the calling of the nuns who teach her a better way. Its a coming of age that follows the exploits of two adolescent girls as they traverse three years at St. Francis Academy that shows them getting into trouble. Veteran actress / director Ida Lupino who’s current gig was directing Gilligan’s Island was a natural choice to bring this movie to screen as she shows us a diffrent look upon women that is not the natural order of women. Its about a series about women. Hayley Mills plays the entitled brat, Mary, with just the right amount of mischievousness to make her likable to her role as she sees the death of elderly families as she doubts things. Rosalind Russell brings her considerable acting chops to the role of Mother Superior. One would say ida’s gaze upon the camera as she has her talents look upon the female gaze of how women are expected fill contain roles in our society.and funny coming of age story from Ida Lupino, the eighth and final of her directed as she has an all female cast give out such wonderful performances but its look may be bit jarring to some as you see this movie trough the eyes of the female gaze what we expect of them in a light tone.
A sweet confection with ambition mainly confined to light comedy, but with undercurrents of the lingering sadness of past lives. the fragility of a human life, that are just perceptible enough to take effect. Not a weighty or complex work, but it takes the time to absorb multiple points of view as we see the many points of view of women that you see how their husbands have died etc as some nuns lose their close friends you see them sad about it its somewhat sad at times as she gazes upon these troubled outlooks of life you see the girls try find something fun out of all the troubles. Its a very sincere outlook upon how women in society are expected fill contain roles but when they change their roles they are considered odd by society.
This is a story about human connection and decency that shows how humanity has such connections that people feel. . It’s a coming-of-age tale that is not brought on through trial by fire, but mostly through inspiring leadership by example. The Mother Superior is a decent human being who cares about her charges that makes them understand they have better things in life then get in trouble. Gerry Goldsmith’s versatile and evocative score. It turns on a dime from playful to stirring that really is something good to listen to upon the screen. This movie shows power of female friendship with their respective bonds. It’s a very funny film too with the endless pranks proving to be constantly enjoyable when carried out and dealt with by such a talented cast that is simply a joy to watch form start to finish.
Cocktails, wisecracks, and murder:the charm of the thin man
The Thin Man movies are always charming and fun little gems you can sit down and watch again and again. The magical charm of those movies is the duo of William Powell and Myrna Loy as the effervescent husband and wife team of Nick and Nora Charles. I am a huge fan of the thin man movies as much of it comes from their wonderful Chemistry and banter between Nick and Nora as they feel like a perfect couple so today talks about them.
Cocktails, wisecracks, and murder:the charm of the thin man
The thin man series review
The thin man wasn’t considered a classic when released in 1934 as it wasn’t an a picture as considered an A picture as they didnt expect it to be a huge hit but it did n spawned six movies as that is a rarity. Each of them are fun classics in their own right as all six movies are wonderful classic movies.
The real power-play of The movie series is the wonderful acting by the duo of William Powell and Myrna Loy as the effervescent husband and wife team of Nick and Nora Charle are the main stars as simply their powerful performances make the movies click together perfectly. The thin man was released in 1934. It was a huge hit to the surprise of the studio.In this film. The movies main plot-line:Edward Ellis plays a mean-spirited inventor. The recently-divorced Ellis discovers that his new girlfriend has stolen $50,000 and is carrying on with other men. Not long afterward, he disappears. Anxious to locate her father, Ellis’ daughter Maureen O’Sullivan goes to private detective Nick Charles for help. Maureen O’Sullivan and Nat Pendleton and Minna Gombell and Porter Hall all give out wonderful performances. Its Maureen O’Sullivan that really shines in her role as the daughter. Minna Gombel plays the greedy ex wife Mimi Jorgenson as she simply gives out a wonderful performance. Cesar Romero as Chris Jorgenson is another fun character in this movie. This film is simply magnificent. Powell and Loy have fabulous chemistry and their dialogue is so smooth that there are many moments when you forget you’re watching a film. Script is really sharp with wonderful acting its a wonderful start to the series of thin man movies.
In this sequel to 1934’s hit “The Thin Man, called after the thin man. Director W.S. Van Dyke moves the action to San Francisco, where he unleashes the investigative power couple Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell and Myrna Loy) on a missing-person case that soon involves murder. This is a perfect example of a film where plot is really secondary and it’s all about the lead characters and the witty banter as each character shines in this movie as they all give out wonderful performances. James Stewart is playing a wonderful role that is a wonderful performance for an early debut of a legend to come. The supporting casts of talented character actors all give out such wonderful performances. It’s a rare follow up I feel that is so much better then first movie in many ways as simply it’s a marvelous classic that you should see today.
The Third Thin Man, aka Another Thin Man (1939 really shows you how it’s one of the best movies of 1939. This third entry features William Powell and Myrna Loy in top form as the stylish Nick and Nora Charles as they give out such wonderful performances on the screen. The film is well-paced with wonderful acting by everyone as it’s another wonderful charming movie in this charming series. William Powell and Myrna Loy prove them once again to be the Fred and Ginger of detective movies as simply third movie is a classic you should see today.
Shadow of the Thin Man is another addition to the Thin Man” series starring that wonderful couple, Nick and Nora Charles, played to perfection by William Powell and Myrna Loy. In this film, they have a son, Nicky who keeps daddy on his toes. Donna Reed is beautiful in an early role as she gives such a wonderful performance. It’s another marvelous classic in this classic thin man series that showcases such marvelous new talents as it’s a wonderful must see movie. The last two movies in thin man series called thin man goes home and Song of the Thin Man both are wonderful classics that are enjoyable but i will warn you they are not same level of magic as frist four movies so i feel they are lesser even at that you can still enjoy them all.
The charm of Nick and Nora Charles and Asta.
My favorite detective/private eye of all time, Nick Charles (William Powell…love him!) and his hilarious, feminist, “take no stuff” better half Nora (Myrna Loy). I love this series for its mix of murder, mystery, intrigue, suspense and comedy and really marvelous acting by its wonderful talented actors in the movies. Asta, you can’t forget about their dog sidekick who often steals the scene. The real power-play of The movie series is the wonderful acting by the duo of William Powell and Myrna Loy as the effervescent husband and wife team of Nick and Nora Charles are the main stars as simply their powerful performances make the movies click together perfectly as also with their stealing dog named Asta as all three of them are the real stars of series as you simply can’t take eyes off them. I love everything about this series…the witty dialogue…the scenery…the cinematography and use of shadows as everything seems to work in this series. It’s a series that you should check out today. I hope you liked my tribute to the thin man series.
Rosalind Russell always been a favorite of mine as always been one of my favorite actresses. In her early days at MGM in the mid 1930s, Russell tended to play prim and proper women the hero jilts for someone more exciting, say, Jean Harlow as simply was her big debut in her more comic roles such as his girl Friday she would truly find her voice on screen as she had such a powerful timing and wit that was able make her something special on screen as i think she was truly one of the finest actresses ever as she was a comic that was such a wonderfully powerful actress to give class to roles that seemed lesser. I talk about her today for THE SECOND MARATHON STARS BLOGATHON as today i talk this wonderful legend.
The Marathon Stars Blogathon
The charm of Rosalind Russell
I recall when I first saw her upon my screen watching His girl Friday. I was truly amazed to see this woman that was matching wits with Cary grant on his same level and just not holding back upon her comebacks to him but sadly in truth the casting of her was last on lists of Howard hawks but we can’t think of anyone playing the role but she was below others at time as Jean Arthur was the first choice, followed by Katharine Hepburn, Carole Lombard, Claudette Colbert, Irene Dunne and Ginger Rogers. Rosalind Russell would have been well at the bottom of the list as he was fool not see what we would see this charming actress would come out on screen with Cary grant that would test his wits unlike any woman ever did on the screen. I would say that she was not taking as much of actress by time of his girl Friday due to her roles she played before it.
It was another role about same time that would bring her to bigger ideals as it was one year before his girl Friday which I still feel is her true debut as her own voice as actress. It was her role in the women would take this proper actress into a new level of legend as she is truly amazing in her role in the women with her sharp wit and charm she works greatly with the other women as she brings the trouble to the screen. It’s truly fun see her play this fun gem of a role. It would be her next roles after His girl Friday that was some funny roles that I feel showcase the amazing comic charm of this actress along with her powerful acting skills as an actress.
Rosalind Russell shows her Broadway acting skills as she plays in the wonderful no time for comedy which she plays a wonderful character that may show off her truly best of her timing and mannerism. Melvyn Douglas and especially Rosalind Russell are magnificent with what little they are given. The material wasn’t much more then an idea and some scenarios, so the laughs came mainly from actors delivery in this thing called love as Rosalind Russell shows again her truly wonderful timing as an actress.
The Feminine Touch shows off another layer of the magical charm of Rosalind Russell as the movie showcases her skills as an actress. what a cast! Don Ameche, who I have adored since first seeing him in Midnight with Claudette Colbert as i would say he simply is delightful here too. This is a lightweight comedy, with a top-notch cast, particularly Rosalind Russell and Kay Francis, who ultimately engage in a classic cat fight over their men as truly it is Rosalind Russell who more feels like she is a natural born comic as Kay Francis gives her best comedy charms but doesnt match it. Its a fun little gme you can enjoy.
Design for Scandal (1941) is another charming comedy classic that has such a wonderful cast as Walter Pidgeon is delightful in his role alongside with Rosalind Russell as the girl too smart to fall for his courtship as she is really charming as hell and delightful as she give such wit and charm for her role as she is so good in this this movie. Its a fun comedy that you will enjoy.
Rosalind Russell is an ad exec who has made it up from the bottom in a male dominated world in Take a Letter, Darling as she is such a powerful role here as her best role for that time to what she did to that point. Fred MacMurray does what he always does, gives his lead actress room to breathe as he simply is amazing in his role on the screen. the idea of combining a successful business career with being a 40s woman is very good touch for this movie it brings it up to a very wonderfully modern feel for a classic gem that is such fun to watch.
Roughly Speaking is a wonderful family melodrama. Russell should strength as staunch matron, guiding family through hard times, always finding a new way to go on. Jack Carson stays affable second husband, though you can see fear and pain underneath as both give out such wonderful performances on screen as this is simply a joy to watch upon the screen.
The Velvet Touch has Rosalind Russell killing her killing her long time director/producer/lover as she plays the lady that tries get away with murder by her charm as she can likely pull it off as she is that dam charming. Rosalind Russell gives a good performance in her role as Valerie Stanton. It has wonderful performances by its cast as its a fun little thriller that you will enjoy to watch. A Woman of Distinction is highlighted by three delightful performances by Rosalind Russell , Ray Milland that all give this flim such powerful fun to watch.
Auntie Mame has reprising her Broadway role, Rosalind Russell’s uproarious high-wire performance that truly shows off her range as an actress. Rosalind Russell gives an excellent performance one of her best hours upon the screen as she really lights up the screen with this role. The rest of cast give wonderful performances in their roles. untie Mame is an excellent adaptation of the novel and play, thanks to the excellent performances in particular from Rosalind Russell and Peggy Cass, along with the direction, script, some humor and brilliant technical aspects making it a classic.
Today i talked about Rosalind Russell always been a favorite of mine as always been one of my favorite actresses as no one can really charm us like she can upon the screen. I always find her roles to be so delightful to watch upon the screen form frist time saw her with cary grant to her later works its always such fun to watch this wonderful legend upon the screen. I adore her simply so much to watch in her wonderful range as an actress I hope you enjoyed my tribute to her today.
I am a very huge fan of Buster Keaton. I would say i adore his work so much. He is one of the biggest joys for me to watch his work on screen as he simply is a wonderful act to watch on screen. I would say he ranks among the best of comedy legends all time to my eyes. Buster kreaton is simply one of the true founders of visual comedy and modern comedy in so many ways so to talk him is a real joy now for The Fifth Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon today as today i talk about some of his best gags he did on the screen which i frankly hope enjoy my talk and read other works form this wonderful event.
Buster Keaton the Art of the Gags.
He had been starting to tell the stories trough his visual story-telling. Every single fall is a chance for comedy gold. Never fake a gag is buster’s one rule.
Buster’s world is flat, and he goes by a rule if the camera can’t see it, neither can the character. So he creates jokes that make sense visually, but not logically. Characters can move up, down, right, or left toward the camera, or away from the camera creating humor in geometry. Or the camera is positioned back far enough so we can see the shape of the gag.
Keaton adopted his famous deadpan look whilst involved in the stage show having learned that he could obtain a greater laugh if he didn’t show any emotion whilst hurtling through the air! Nobody liked a laughing child being thrown at them.
He wanted his audience to trust the gag was real, so for this reason he would never make a cut. They would either get the gag in one shot or it would be thrown out. For this, he is remembered not just for his skill, but also his integrity. And just as they say in the video: “No advancement in technology can mimic this.” It’s true. Buster Keaton gives us the real thing for any gag. The house falling on Buster Keaton was amazing because apparently weighed about 2 tons and for the window measurements, to quote Keaton, “I had a clearance of two inches on each shoulder, and the top missed my head by two inches and the bottom my heels by two inches. We mark that ground out and drive big nails where my two heels are going to be. Now we had to make sure that we were getting our foreground and background wind effect, but that no current ever hit the front of that building when it started to fall, because if the wind warps her she’s not going to fall where we want her, and I’m standing right out front. But it’s a one-take scene and we got it that way. You don’t do those things twice yet as this comedy moment often was said to be a moment many future comics would look at in awe.
Buster Keaton’s classic gags
The scene from Buster Keaton’s classic “Sherlock Jr” that resulted in Keaton breaking his neck, though he wouldn’t realize until years later when a routine medical revealed a callous had grown over the decade old fracture as he did this wonderful stunt that showcased his magical power of being buster.
The gag itself is straightforward or so it seems to be that way. Buster comes into Arbuckle’s store to buy a bucket of molasses,putting his coin in the bucket. Arbuckle fills up the bucket without seeing the money, and then, aggravated about having to fish out the coin, gets revenge by pouring molasses into Buster’s hat. The hat then gets stuck on Buster’s head. Further complications ensue when Buster’s shoe also gets stuck to the floor with the molasses its one of his older gags that was one of my favorite types of his gags.
Why i adore buster kreaton so much
I simply adore Buster Keaton because he simply could make any simple gag and many complex gags all work together as I went through his shorts i found that he simply is marvelous with his timing that he manages make any gag truly stand out by his timing as he makes simple gags and many ladder gags all stand out. He is also a wonder with mechanical gags and he adored trains and other modes of transport as he would often use them in his gags and shorts. He did westerns a few times that managed poke fun at the western in fun ways before western spoofs were a thing. It is truly remarkable managed do so many wonderful gags and stunts without help of anyone. I would say that some of my biggest belly laughs came from viewing Buster’s short films. I would say he ranks among the best of comedy legends all time to my eyes. Buster kreaton is simply one of the true founders of visual comedy and modern comedy that i adore so much.
I am a huge Buster Keaton fan as I simply adore his work so much as it is one of the biggest joys for me to watch his work on screen as he simply is a wonderful act to watch on screen. I would say he ranks among the best of comedy legends all time to my eyes. Buster kreaton is simply one of the true founders of modern comedy. He is simply a marvelous legend that may be one of the best of silent comedy legends all time throughout his cinematic career, Buster Keaton was never particularly considered to be a producer of films that were socially or politically engaged yet his work on the screen is bar none among the best of silent comedy before e Edgar Wright and Wes Anderson, before Chuck Jones and Jackie Chan, there was Buster Keaton, one of the founding fathers of visual comedy.
I talk about him today for The Fourth Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon which i frankly hope enjoy my talk and read other works form this wonderful event.
Buster Kreaton: the joys of silent comedy
The General review
The General is a roller coaster ride of laughter. The General was a critical & commercial failure during its time of release but is now considered as one of the greatest films ever made. The General is Buster Keaton’s magnum opus as even if I adore Sherlock jr far more this movie. The General manages to be so enjoyable for its whole run time The General presents the silent star at the top of his game as it is inventive and creative with so many wonderful gags and stunts on the screen. It has many moments that are jaw dropping to watch unfold on the screen. The General is Buster Keaton’s most accomplished work as a director even if I love Sherlock jr far more then this marvelous gem. I find The General to be a marvelous classic that is truly one of his best movies he ever did on the screen that you should see today.
Sherlock Jr (1924) review
One film which stands up to critical re-discovery one of Keaton’s most celebrated Sherlock Jr (1924). It’s such a wonder this movie is a joy to watch. Buster Keaton is starring in a movie about It tells the story of the ‘Boy’ played by Keaton, a lowly cinema protectionist who dreams of becoming a famous detective yet it’s the wonders it does as he dreams as it breaks some amazing new grounds here as it’s a simple story that uses using pioneering cinematic techniques that would still evoke a sense of spectacle within modern cinema. Throughout the film, Sherlock Jr plays with ideas of reality and fiction and the distinction between them. The film employs two narratives, one imagined and the other set in the film’s diegetic reality. This parallel of narratives gives Keaton the ability to offer a comedic analysis of an individual’s identification with those on-screen. Sherlock Jr should be complex given its narrative and stories nature. It’s yet a wonder its simple idea of a dream makes many of the stunts seem so possible. Keaton is given license to instill a number of ‘gags’ which would seem implausible within a narrative set in reality. The cinema theatre is a good example of this, although there are several throughout the film. In one scene Keaton appears to jump through someone to escape, in another he jumps through a window into a moving car. By staging the narrative within a dream like world, Keaton can push the cinematic boundaries further than many comedians before him. Thus, Keaton can perform tricks than astound and amaze audiences while remaining somewhat plausible as its yet such scenes that make me smile at this marvel. Sherlock Jr is a highly imaginative and inventive film comedy that explores ideas of reality and cinema through experimental film-making techniques that make it something so inventive and fresh that it stands as one of the wonders of cinema with outstanding Cinematography marks it to be a true masterpiece.
Seven Chances review
Seven chances is A nearly perfect film, and for my money the only Keaton feature that sustains the invention and exuberance of his best shorts as it does keep many of the traits of his shorts bringing them to screen. Buster Keaton’s Seven Chances is an amusing look at love, marriage, and money that is such a fun little gem to watch anytime.
Three ages review
Latching onto the massive concept that D.W. Griffith put forth in ‘Intolerance Buster Keaton makes one of the earliest spoofs by sending up Griffith with essentially with essentially a rom-com set in three periods of time. It is so funny to watch Buster Keaton in each period of time try to win girl a form a caveman to modern day. Each setting has its highlights with the always wonderfully constructed chases that Keaton does so wonderfully well on the screen with such wonderful gags and shots that all stand out in each period of time. It’s a rollicking good time and for Buster’s first independently produced feature is truly a classic must see.
I simply adore buster kreaton because he simply could make any simple gag and many complex gags all work together as I went through his shorts and movies I found that he simply is marvelous with his timing that he manages make any gag truly stand out by his timing as he makes simple gags and many ladder gags all stand out. He is also a wonder with mechanical gags and he adored trains and other modes of transport as he would often use them in his gags and shorts and movies all of his gags were truly amazing as he did some groundbreaking work in some of his movies such as breaking fourth wall in Sherlock jr to his inventive sets and way each set and idea was done on screen as buster was truly a wonderful master of comedy that still inspires everyone today. I hope you enjoyed my talk on his works for his tribute today for The Fourth Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon today as always until next time.
I am a very huge fan of Buster Keaton. I would say i adore his work so much. He is one of the biggest joys for me to watch his work on screen as he simply is a wonderful act to watch on screen. I would say he ranks among the best of comedy legends all time to my eyes. Buster kreaton is simply one of the true founders of visual comedy and modern comedy in so many ways so to talk him is a real joy now.
The High Sign review
The high sign is one of the best buster Keaton shorts with a ton of amazing athleticism and stunts and tons of gags it really packs a punch. The gags of the high sign are wonderful to watch form its simple gags to the surreal gags. Buster Keaton creates many fun gags that all really stand out with such charm to each of them they make you crack up and laugh instantly. Most silent shorts are long on gags but short on plot but this one has his character working in pawnshop and his character climbing houses as it shows many different facets on this short. Buster Keaton packs in an awful lot of locations and characters in 19 minutes making it a very jam packed short that will bring you joy to watch anytime on the screen. The short ends with Keaton cavorting through a tricked-out house booby-trapped and full of secret passages that shows off physicality and visual inventiveness that is truly ahead of its time in so many ways. This is a wonderful short that you will enjoy to watch anytime.
One week review
One Week is one of the most impressive short films I’ve ever watched on any screen. The stunts are absolutely incredible from the very beginning they get bigger and bigger as the short goes along to its end. The stunt work of Buster Keaton ranges from simple stunts to complex stunts as this short show off the wonders of Buster Keaton’s stunt works on the screen. Buster Keaton and his newlywed wife are gifted a plot of land and try to build a home for themselves, but things quickly begin to go wrong when the pieces get mixed up as normal everything seems to go wrong with this newlywed couple. One week is a marvelous short that you should see today.
Convict 13 review
Convict 13 is Buster Keaton’s first directorial efforts as director. During a game of golf, Keaton knocks himself out with his own ball and an escaped convict changes clothes with him. The guards mistake him for the prisoner. The joy of Convict 13 is the mistaking intent he plays off of trying to escape. Buster Keaton’s performance really shines in Convict 13 as he is really the king of comedy as this short comedy gem shows off all of his talents as a comic to a great effect on the screen. Convict 13 is a wonderful short you should see today.
The Goat review
Buster gets mistaken for a murderer, dodges the police, and plays around on trains in the goat. The Goat is a charming little gem with many wonderful gags and moments that makes it a must see for any fan of Buster Keaton.
The boat review
The boat is one of Buster Keaton’s best shorts in my eyes. I adore watching Buster Keaton deal with this boating trip from hell. It’s a fun family trip gone wrong with much of it the blame of the buster’s very bad luck as everything seems to happen form sinking his boat to losing it fully in a storm as he cannot ever seem to win anything in this short. The boat is one of my favorite shorts starring buster Keaton. The boat is a wonderful gem that you should see today.
The paleface review
A Buster Keaton comedy-western as it’s where Keaton defends some Native Americans from greedy oil-men. This is one fun comedy western spoof that is something is so much fun to watch on screen. Buster Keaton plays such a soft role in this short with many fun little gags and moments to watch on screen. This is a fun little western comedy gem you should see today.
I would call Cops among Buster Keaton’s short comedies is one of his most recognized and famous and with good reason as it’s truly one of his best works of comedy for the screen. Buster Keaton displays pure athletic ability, daring stunts of his own and simply hilarious comedy that all shine together on the screen. One of the most impressive things in the film for me was the ladder sequence as that is half the size of hat is half the size of the fence as like a seesaw it tips down to the other side, and whilst this is happening, he turns his body around on the ladder whilst it is going down whilst this is happening, he turns his body around on the ladder whilst it is going down. He sees police officers coming, so he shifts his weight to the other side of the ladder, rotating his body once more causing it to tip over as gags of ladders this gag is the best of this kind of gag ever done for the screen. Another scene that stands out in cops is Keaton going down the street on his horse and carriage as a cop parade happening as he catches the bomb tossed at it and lights a cigarette with it. Cops is a truly funny and wonderful comic gem with many wonderful gags and moments that will bring you joy anytime you see them unfold on the screen making this a classic comic gem you should see today.
The Electric House review
The Electric House is another great Buster Keaton short that highlights his delight in all things mechanical on the screen. The Electric House is probably the high point so far of Keaton using technology for laughs as he truly does such wonders with all things mechanical on the screen. The Electric House is a pure joy to watch unfold on the screen with its many wonderful moments to watch unfold on the screen. History buffs will know Keaton broke his ankle filming the escalator scene and had to put the film on hold as he dusted off an old short until the next year then re-shot everything from starch to perfection to make this gem. The Electric House is Hilarious, inventive, unique and full of wonderful gags to watch unfold on the screen. The Electric House is a fun short gem that you will adore to watch anytime.
Why i adore buster kreaton so much
I simply adore Buster Keaton because he simply could make any simple gag and many complex gags all work together as I went through his shorts i found that he simply is marvelous with his timing that he manages make any gag truly stand out by his timing as he makes simple gags and many ladder gags all stand out. He is also a wonder with mechanical gags and he adored trains and other modes of transport as he would often use them in his gags and shorts. He did westerns a few times that managed poke fun at the western in fun ways before western spoofs were a thing. It is truly remarkable managed do so many wonderful gags and stunts without help of anyone. I enjoyed to talk him today i hope you enjoyed my talk on some of his shorts today.
So today I talk about the The Shop Around the Corner which is directed by Ernst Lubitsch whom is such a wonderful director with many wonderful classics i adore to watch often. Lubitsch’s charming masterpiece, so often imitated and re-adapted since it appeared in 1940 as its so charming and enduring to watch on screen as today i talk about why i adore this classic so much.
The Shop Around the Corner review
Ernst Lubitsch’s charming masterpiece is often imitated and re-adapted since it appeared in 1940 on the screens as it is one of those rare films that is simply perfect form beginning to end.. Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart worked in several films together over their film history on the screen as both of them give out their finest performances ever on the screen. Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan play off each other well as they are a perfect pair to watch on the screen. Frank Morgan is truly wonderful in his performance as the owner of the shop as he gives out his finest performance ever on the screen.
The Shop Around the Corner is a charming comedy gem in Ernst Lubitsch had another quiet triumph added to his credit with this lovely film as this charming little shop could be set anywhere in the world. The shop is a life microcosm with its little quiet joys and its bitter disappointments it feels very close to frank Capra in its charms you see unfold on the screen. It is one of the sweetest and most charming of comedies all time. Everything works out perfectly in this perfect film which was often remade but never matched to same level as this marvelous classic gem.
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I hope you enjoyed my talk about The Shop Around the Corner which frankly is one amazing classic gem that I simply adored to talk about today. See you next time for another classic review soon.
So today I talk about his girl Friday which is a remake of the front page. His girl Friday is directed by Howard hawks is a truly fun comedy gem. My girl Friday is simply an amazing classic movie that i adore to watch again and again. It is now time to review this classic movie.
His girl Friday review
His girl Friday is a classic comedy classic that is directed by Howard hawks. His girl Friday is one of my favorite movies all time to watch again and again. . Cary Grant plays a wonderful performance in his girl Friday. Rosalind Russell gives out an amazing performance in his girl Friday. Cart Grant and Rosalind Russell who make a great team together on the screen. Howard hawks compositions are layered with fore and background action and depth to each of its scenes. His girl Friday is about its dialogue more than its visuals elements on the screen. It comes so fast and sharp on the screen. This is a comedy classic that you will simply adore watching unfold as it’s just so much fun to watch it unfold on the screen.
. My Girl Friday successfully combines screwball romantic comedy with biting satire that truly makes it the true comedy classic that you should see today.
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I hope you enjoyed my talk about His girl Friday today which frankly is one amazing classic gem that I simply adored to talk about today. See you next time for another classic review soon.
I am a very huge fan of screwball comedies. I often review more screwball comedies on my blog often also I review many noir classics and talk about Hitchcock often. I would say they are my three favorite movie areas to talk about. I love fondly screwball comedies. Films definitive of the genre usually feature farcical situations, a combination of slapstick with fast-paced repartee and show the struggle between economic classes. Films definitive of the genre usually feature farcical situations, a combination of slapstick with fast-paced repartee and show the struggle between economic classes. They also generally feature a self-confident and often stubborn central female protagonist and a plot involving courtship and marriage or remarriage or cross-dressing. Some comic plays are screwball in nature. It was a genre that was made in movies until 1942. Many films of the 1950’s also have traits of screwball comedies. It is time to talk about one of my favorite movies all time now.
Ball of fire review
Howard Hawks Ball of Fire is an urban update of the Snow-White fairy-tale with an urban twist. Ball of fire was written by Billy Wilder with Howard hawks directing this movie. It remains one of the finest screwball comedies ever put to the screen.
Ball of fire remains one of my favorite screwball comedies all time. This movie has such wonderful acting by Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper. The ever wonderful Barbara Stanwyck really leads the show as Sugarpuss O’Shea who hides with them for her gangster boyfriend whom she becomes best friends to them in the end. She plays the role in a very wonderful way that really charms you to watch on the screen. Barbara Stanwyck is warming up in this movie for her acting skills are truly growing as it goes along to its ending. . Gary Cooper gives us one amazing performance for the screen.
The groups of professors are all very good supporting actors as Oskar Homolka and Henry Travers and S.Z. Sakall and Tully Marshall and Leonid Kinskey and Richard Haydn and Aubrey Mather whom I would say all give out such wonderful performances on the screen. I would say Henry Travers is among cast of the stand out character actors as he played the angel its Wonderful Life as he plays such an amazing role for this movie. I would say each of these professors are played by very wonderful character actors that each give out wonderful performances. Allen Jenkins is a garbage man seeking knowledge for pecuniary gain as he gives a very good acting performance. The movie has very wonderful acting by everyone in its cast of talents.
Dana Andrews plays against type as a gangster in one very good performance for this amazing actor of the screen as he as the gangster boyfriend of Sugarpuss O’Shea for this movie. Mary Field as Miss Totten, the daughter of the wealthy inventor who created the foundation really gives a good performance in her role. The whole of supporting cast of many great acting legends all give such wonderful performances.
Ball of Fire is one amazing classic that you should see today.