Sister Celluloid

Where old movies go to live

Tag Archives: classic film

Remembering James Dean 60 Years On—And Busting Some Myths Along the Way

Sixty years ago today, a wildly gifted young actor was killed. And a one-dimensional legend was born. The brooding rebel in the leather jacket. Which summed up about one half of one percent of who James Dean was either as an actor or a person. Those who knew him, loved him and worked with him …

Continue reading

New Feature: TINTYPE TUESDAYS!! Fun Classic Movie Pix for That In-Between Day

We all have our little tricks to get through Monday, and Wednesday is Hump Day, and by Thursday we can see the weekend peering over the hill… but what of Tuesday? To throw a little love to the neglected almost-middle child of the week—which we’re supposed to muddle through without, well, anything—Sister Celluloid is launching a …

Continue reading

THE MAN I LOVE: Ida Lupino Rides to the Rescue of, Well, Everyone

In The Man I Love, Ida Lupino enters smoking. She’s also got a cigarette. If, after this, you wouldn’t want to stick around for the rest of the movie, just please don’t ever speak to me again. It’s clear that for Petey Brown, the man she loves has come along… and come and gone. And like most of Lupino’s …

Continue reading

The “…And Scene!” Blogathon Is Here! Time to Relive Some Favorite Movie Moments

Breathes there a classic movie lover who has never burst forth with those immortal words… “I LOVE THIS PART!!” Well, read on, my kindred spirits! The “…And Scene!” Blogathon has arrived!! Twenty-five fabulous bloggers and I go into passionate detail about our favorite classic film scenes—the ones we replay over and over, so the DVD (or VHS tape—c’mon, …

Continue reading

CHRISTOPHER STRONG: Pre-Code on the Precipice

Released in 1933, Christopher Strong teeters between two worlds, with one strappy stiletto planted in Pre-Code and one prim pump parked on the threshold of the Hays Office. And that’s just one of its many quirks—starting with the casting. Colin Clive and Billie Burke are Sir Christopher and Lady Elaine Strong, the exasperated parents of headstrong Monica (Helen Chandler). …

Continue reading

THE BURNING CRUCIBLE Fires The Imagination

If I wanted to introduce someone to silent film, The Burning Crucible is the last movie I’d show them. And the first. The last because it’s such a shock to the system it might scare them off. It’s totally subversive, completely unpredictable and impossible to define—bedroom farce, surreal nightmare, drawing-room comedy, romantic melodrama, goofy slapstick, detective story… it’s like the …

Continue reading

The George Sanders Touch: Even More Fabulous When He Sings

Need a little warmth to soothe you through those chilly nights? Wrap yourself in The George Sanders Touch….. Songs for the Lovely Lady. He had me at the over-long ellipses… And you needn’t be content just to gaze at the cover of this hard-to-find album, where a slightly sleepy George, who always wakes up in a dinner jacket, slyly …

Continue reading

Remembering Buster Keaton, with Love and Gratitude

Squonk. Squonk. Squonk. The walk to school from my house was five blocks long, and my crepe-soled shoes squeaked more slowly with each passing street. Squonk. Squonk. Stop. Squonk. Stop again. Root around in my bookbag. Maybe I forgot something. Maybe I should go home. When I was in the third grade, I developed a duodenal …

Continue reading

The “Contrary to Popular Opinion” Blogathon Is Here!

Back in early December, the fabulous Fritzi Kramer of Movies Silently and I threw out this invitation to our friends in Classic Film Land: “If you love  a movie, performer or director that most fans and critics dismiss, or if you’ve had it up to here listening to praise for someone or something you simply can’t stand, then come sit …

Continue reading

Thank You So Very Much!

I started this site late last spring, to share my love of classic movies, to connect with people who had that special spot in their souls that nothing else could fill. And yesterday, Sister Celluloid reached a little bit of a milestone: So before writing another post, I needed to say: THANK YOU SO VERY …

Continue reading

The Diabolical Blog Of Joe DeVito

Laugh at the serious stuff + stare blankly at the jokes

MovieMovieBlogBlog II

A continuation of moviemovieblogblog.wordpress.com...More of my thoughts on movies and pop culture

ladysilky

Smile! You’re at the best WordPress.com site ever

Eddie Selover

The Art of Communications

supervistaramacolorscope

Movie & TV stuff by Mel Neuhaus

Ephemeral New York

Chronicling an ever-changing city through faded and forgotten artifacts

The Old Hollywood Garden

Come take a walk with me in Old Hollywood. There's so much to talk about!

"fate keeps on happening"

"Going to the fortune teller's was just as good as going to the opera, and the cost scarcely a trifle more - ergo, I will disguise myself and go again, one of these days, when other amusements fail." - Mark Twain, Letter to Orion Clemens, February 6, 1861

Making a Cinephile

All things film-related.

cracked rear viewer

Fresh takes on retro pop culture

cinemaclaco

über Film und Kinos in Leipzig

OldMoviesaregreat

Old Movies are best

The Film Noir Guy

Film noir off the beaten path

Well, Here's Another Nice Mess . . .

Random, Rambling, Ruminations . . .

Etcetera

Thoughts from my perfectly-wrecked brain

Making A Way

Fighting for my right to party

SCENTS MEMORY

Wear what you love, not what they say you should like.