1960s, Blogathons

A Villain’s Résumé: THE APARTMENT’s Mr. Sheldrake

SPOILER ALERT: This post reveals key plot points that could detract from your enjoyment of the film if you haven't seen it.  "You see a girl a couple of times a week, just for laughs, and right away they think you're gonna divorce your wife. Now I ask you, is that fair?" As the late… Continue reading A Villain’s Résumé: THE APARTMENT’s Mr. Sheldrake

1950s, Blogathons

Condemned Cinema: The Moon is Blue (1953)

Hawkeye: I'm outraged! It's a disgrace. I've never seen a cleaner movie in my life. B.J.: There was more filth and dirt in this morning's breakfast. Father Mulcahy: Well, one of the actors did say "virgin." Hawkeye: That's because everyone was. -M*A*S*H, Season 11, Episode 8: "The Moon is Not Blue" William Holden has become… Continue reading Condemned Cinema: The Moon is Blue (1953)

1930s, Blogathons

Actor-Director Collaborations: Jean Arthur and Frank Capra

  It's no secret that director Frank Capra loved actors. From watching his films, we can see which actors he liked to work with---and which actors liked to work with him---because of their repeated appearances in his movies. One of those actors was Jean Arthur, who became his quintessential populist heroine while working with him… Continue reading Actor-Director Collaborations: Jean Arthur and Frank Capra