I count Joan Crawford among my favorite actresses. She had quite a film career from the mid 1920's all the way up to 1970. Over the course of her career she was given the opportunity to portray many different roles. Perhaps her best known role is in the 1945 drama Mildred Pierce. The film wonderfully … Continue reading The Movie Poster Art Of Mildred Pierce
2018 was quite a full year, there were so many entertainment choices. I watched more television in 2018 than I have in a very long time. I had the pleasure of attending a few phenomenal rock concerts. The year was filled with many fantastic movies. I missed quite a few of them in the theater … Continue reading My Highlights From 2018
One of the key scenes in the classic film noir Out Of The Past (1947) is a brief one. The scene begins in a short lived state of bliss between the film's two leads. That state comes to an abrupt halt. Like much of the film the past intersects with the present with dire consequences. … Continue reading Noirvember Spotlight – A Pivotal Scene From Out Of The Past
The creations of comic book legend Stan Lee have forever changed the entertainment world. Lee was not alone. Over the years he was more than ably assisted by comic book artists such as Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, John Buscema, John Romita Sr., Bill Everett and Gene Colan among many others. Many of Lee's … Continue reading Goodbye Stan Lee: My Humble Tribute
It took just one film, Man Of Steel (2013), for Henry Cavill to win me over. I was intrigued by Cavill in the initial Man Of Steel trailers. Watching the trailers I had no idea who Henry Cavill was, but he sure looked good as Superman. Christopher Reeve's portrayal of Superman/Clark Kent will more … Continue reading Henry Cavill, Superman No More?
The 1945 classic movie Mildred Pierce is clearly a star vehicle for actress Joan Crawford. She shines in the title role as a mother willing to do nearly anything for her children. Her daughters Veda and Kay are the most important parts of her life. They take priority over everything, including her marriage. The acting … Continue reading One Of The Most Intriguing Characters In Mildred Pierce
I love movies and I love art. When done well I love movie posters. Although it is still utilized today, movie poster design, much like album cover design, is becoming a lost art form. Today in many cases movie posters seem to be disposable promotional tools. At their best movie posters can truly be works … Continue reading The Movie Poster Art Of Key Largo