Tuesday, June 19

Hitchcock Quiz

It's been a while since we've done a quiz.  This one is pretty easy, especially, of course, for Hitchcock fans.  Even non-fans should be able to nail a few.  What we have here are memorable scenes from 12 of the master's American films.  See how you do.  Answers in the next posting.  Ready?

Friday, June 15

Almost Famous III

After Ida Lupino left Warner Bros in 1947 she found that freelancing was not getting her enough of the kinds of scripts she wanted.  Then after her 1948 marriage to producer-writer Collier Young, they and a couple of friends decided to form their own company where she would not only produce but direct and write and occasionally star.  The decision was quickly made to make low-budget but hopefully profitable films.  Lupino's dream was also to discover new talent.  Here are three of them:

Tuesday, June 12

Good 50's Films: Bonjour Tristesse

1958 Comedy Drama
From Columbia Pictures
Directed by Otto Preminger

Starring
Jean Seberg
David Niven
Deborah Kerr
Mylène Demongeot
Geoffrey Horne
Walter Chiari
Juliette Gréco
Martita Hunt