I find it interesting reading up on some of the directors on this list especially as their backgrounds explain some of the decisions they make in their Oscar-nominated pictures. Gregory La Cava is a case in point, as he’s someone who started their career making short animated films before transitioning into silent movies and finally …
After bubonic plagues, evil stepfathers and French revolutions dominating the last three films I watched on the challenge I thought it was time to indulge in a bit of light-hearted relief so here we go with another screwball comedy, in the form of Libelled Lady.
It’s double bill time again folks however this time it’s more like double Charlie as I take on two films adapted from the works of Britain’s most famous novelists; Charles Dickens. Kicking off the post is George Cukor’s epic adaptation of one Dicken’s most famous works, David Copperfield.
Throughout the 1930s the film industry was mainly run by the studios who contracted various stars to appear in their movies. Two of the biggest studios at the time were MGM and 20th Century Fox and in the late 30s they were run by Louis B Mayer and Darryl F Zanuck respectively. Over the years …
Frederic March is an actor who we’ve met several times already and this post celebrates yet another two features that he stars in. Both films also have a literary twist with the first focusing on the meeting of two of Britain’s most famous poets.
In this post we’ll look at Dodsworth; the film that garnered the most nominations at the 1937 ceremony and has a better rating on imdb than that year’s eventual winner The Great Ziegfeld.
We continue our biographical drama theme as we go from Charles Laughton’s Henry VIII to Paul Muni’s portrayal of an iconic scientist in The Story of Louis Pasteur.