2011 Best of the Blogathons RoundUp

There were many things about 2011 I’d rather forget, and am quite eager to sweep under the rug and write off as a (semi) total loss. It was, however, a fantastic year for bloggers. And especially so for the classic film community– a niche that hitherto has been of a largely insular nature, existing on […]

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We’ve Been Liebstered! (I didn’t know what it meant either…)

The Kitty Packard Pictorial has been Liebstered! C’est a dire, we’ve been presented with the “Liebster Blog” award from one of our favorite fellow film fanatics, The Lady Eve Sidwich, the cinemaven behind The Lady Eve’s Reel Life. Take a sampling of her recent posts and you’ll see exactly why this blog stands so well […]

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We've Been Liebstered! (I didn't know what it meant either…)

The Kitty Packard Pictorial has been Liebstered! C’est a dire, we’ve been presented with the “Liebster Blog” award from one of our favorite fellow film fanatics, The Lady Eve Sidwich, the cinemaven behind The Lady Eve’s Reel Life. Take a sampling of her recent posts and you’ll see exactly why this blog stands so well […]

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Bass. Saul Bass.

Last month, the Kemistry Gallery in London held a show presenting the poster art of legendary graphic artist Saul Bass. Even if you don’t recognize the name, if you’re a film fan then you know his work well. If I say Vertigo, chances are one of the first things you’ll think of is that iconic […]

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Death Walk: Louis Malle

Louis Malle. The letters are languorous and they roll (make that, rrrollllll) off the tongue slow… and sexy … and, well, French. He’s a conundrum. A New Wave filmmaker very much apart from his fellow New Wave filmmakers. He was not one of the Cahiers, did not have a byline with Truffaut or Rivette. He […]

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BIG FIVE GLORIES: CLASSIC MOVIES ONLINE

We were just given a heads up about a site dedicated to viewing classic film online called “Big Five Glories.” Suspicious at first, I am currently having the most delicious time eating my words. The quality isn’t the greatest on some of the films, but there are no gimmicks here: no membership fees, no pop-ups, […]

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The Film Foundation: 20 Years of Preservation

In many respects, The Film Foundation is more than just the leader in film preservation. It IS film preservation. There isn’t an organization out there that has been more instrumental in raising awareness and support for film preservation than The Foundation. For the past twenty years, the non-profit spearheaded by Martin Scorsese and a roster […]

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