Posts Tagged ‘40s

Remember when I updated this blog a couple of years ago, said I was going to start updating again, then didn’t? Good times.
I think I’m going to start updating this blog again (seriously this time). But first, here are the movies from The List that I happened to watch over the last two [...]

Well, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’ve been a bit busy. Plus, I’m lazy. Okay, it’s mostly the lazy thing.
I think it’s time for me to revisit the Essentials Project. But before I get started in earnest, here’s a quick round-up of the movies from The List that I [...]

Monday March 28, 2011 14:07

Movie #0044 – Mildred Pierce (1945)

Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Starring: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Ann Blyth
Picture credit: True Classics
First Viewing
Synopsis: After getting divorced, a woman builds herself up from nothing, with her spoiled daughter always looming large in her thoughts.
With the HBO miniseries by Todd Haynes starting to air, I figured it was probably a good time to finally watch this [...]

Sunday February 6, 2011 10:25

Movie #0042 – The Lost Weekend (1945)

Directed by: Billy Wilder
Starring: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry
Picture credit: Max 256 Blog
First Viewing
Synopsis: After his brother leaves him alone for the weekend, an alcoholic writer goes on an alcohol-fueled bender.
This is pretty much entirely unrelated to The Lost Weekend, but I wanted to start this post by mentioning how much I love Turner [...]

Monday January 11, 2010 00:08

Movie #0005 – Adam’s Rib (1949)

Directed by: George Cukor
Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday
First Viewing
Synopsis: A husband and wife find themselves on opposite sides of the courtroom when the wife decides to defend the woman that the husband is prosecuting.
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy are probably one of Hollywood’s most enduring on-screen couples; in fact, “Hepburn and Tracy” has [...]