Bad guys … and bad girlsRead more "V is for Villains and Vixens"
U is for Universal Universal was always the poor man’s studio that churned out B Pictures. MGM had the stars; and the high-end productions; Warner Bros. had the social conscience and pretty much created the crime thriller; Fox had the quality melodramas. Universal had Dracula. And Frankenstein’s monster. And the Wolf Man. And the Mummy. The […]Read more "U is for Universal"
He brought his gruff brand of charm and cunning to some of the century’s most memorable films, exuding authority, kindness and common decency,Read more "T is for Tracy"
She was often the girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and was generally either ill-used or compelled to do what a lady wouldn’t dare to get ahead.Read more "S is for Stanwyck"
He was often a suave crook, but he also had a good line in kindly patriarchs and jovial villains, and he enjoyed himself enormously: he has an indecently good time playing evil Prince John in The Adventures of Robin HoodRead more "R is for Rains"
Originally posted on Oracle of Film:
Movies are leaping over to TV quite regularly now. Hannibal is an outstanding success. Bates Motel is apparently a worthy entry to the Psycho canon. Other movies are considering it, even if some of them don’t sound too appealing. I still can’t see how Scream is going to work…
Q is for Queens Golden Age Hollywood was often obsessed with Ye Olden Days, and the studio backlots would often be jammed with dukes and duchesses, lords and ladies, and princes and princesses. Much of this historical play-acting was down to moguls wanting to seem literate, cultured gentlemen instead of carny hucksters. So they would […]Read more "Q is for Queens"