A.O. Scott of the New York Times makes a glowing Christmas pick: . In a second I’ll tell you why this particular film fills me with a sense of Christmas… Read more The Shop Around the Corner…at Christmas →
You know. The movies that make you curl up on the couch and purr. I’ll get it rolling. Trouble in Paradise Senses of Cinema calls it a Lost Treasure, and… Read more Tell me about your cinematic chocolates… →
It’s supposed to be Louis the XIV’s, a gift to Claudette Colbert in the comedy Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife, and of course it breaks like an eggshell around lanky Mr. Cooper.… Read more Gary Cooper in the bath, the Lubitsch touch… →
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#ThingsLittleOldMeLearnedFromFamousDirectors “I’ve been to Paris, France, and I’ve been to Paris, Paramount. Paris Paramount is better.” Ernst Lubitsch Translation: my life is film Okay, he’s one of the best, most… Read more #We’llAlwaysHaveParis →
For some reason I always think of this as a holiday movie… . First, it was a play written by Noel Coward, and let’s just say it was inspired by… Read more Design For Living – 1933 – and a very merry movie for the holidays! →
At one point in my career, while directing Miriam Hopkins I became infatuated with the soft Southern talk of the Georgia queen. One evening we had a dinner engagement which… Read more Everybody knows who’s sleeping with whom in Hollywood… →