Movie Quote of the Month
"The 'heterosexual' couple of classical cinema encompassed within them and between them all sorts of shifting alliances: dyads, triangles, quartets, the great stuff of Freudian narrative, concealed and revealed. You don't have to see the perverse shadings and altrnative readings in the old films, but they are there: to deny all the homosexual, bisexual, and heterosexual possibilities inherent in the coming together of, say Dietrich or Garbo and their lovers, (Cary) Grant and his; or practically all of the screwball couples; or practically all star couples, is to read film literally and to insist on making unequivocal soemthing whose very charm, whose layered inferences, were based on the equivocal."
--Molly Haskell, presumably from Holding My Own in No Man's Land, but quoted at the beginning of Marc Eliot's biography of Cary Grant
NEW: May 12:
Casanova (2005) Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons (112 min) R
NEW: May 5:
The Wings of the Dove (1997) Directed by Iain Softley. Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, Alison Elliot (102 min) R DVD
NEW: April 28:
Don’t Look Now (1973) Directed by Nicolas Roeg. Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason (110 min) R
NEW: March 24:
The Other One (La Otra) Directed by Roberto Gavaldon (1946) Dolores del Rio, Agustin Irusta, Victor Junco (98 min) In Spanish with English subtitles DCP
NEW: March 17:
The Kneeling Goddess (La Diosa Arrodillada) (1947) Directed by Roberto Gavaldon. Maria Felix, Arturo de Cordova, Fortunio Bonanova (107 min) In Spanish with English subtitles.
NEW: March 10:
Stark Love (1927) Directed by Karl Brown. Helen Mundy, Forrest James, Reb Grogan. (70 min) 35mm print from MoMA. Live music by Nathan Shirley
NEW: March 3:
Shane (1953) Directed by George Stevens. Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin. (118 min) 35mm IB Technicolor print from the UNCSA Film Archive
NEW: February 24:
My Darling Clementine (1946) Directed by John Ford. Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature (97 min) DCP (9 stills)
NEW: February 17
Taming of the Shrew (1967) Directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Cyril Cusack. (122 min) DCP
NEW: February 10
Much Ado About Nothing (1993) Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington, Michael Keaton. (111 minutes) 35mm PG-13
NEW: January 20:
Voyage to Italy (1954) Directed by Roberto Rossellini. Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Maria Mauban (97 min). DCP
NEW: January 13:
Gaslight (1944) Directed by George Cukor. Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotton. (114 min)
NEW: January 6:
All About Eve (1950) Written and Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, Gary Merrill, Celeste Holm, George Sanders and Marilyn Monroe (138 min) (11 stills).
NEW: October 28:
The Black Cat (1934) Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer. Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners (65 min) 35mm print from Universal Studio Archive
NEW: October 21:
Possessed (1931) Directed by Clarence Brown. Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Wallace Ford. (76 min) (6 stills).
NEW: October 14:
Shanghai Express (1932) Directed by Josef von Sternberg. Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong (82 min) 35mm print from Universal Studio Archive (9 stills).
NEW: October 8:
So This is Paris (1926) Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Monte Blue, Patsy Ruth Miller, Lilyan Tashman (80 min). 35mm archival print from the Library of Congress. Silent film with live music by David Drazin.
NEW: September 30:
Five Star Final (1931) Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Edward G. Robinson, Marian Marsh, H.B. Warner (89 min.)
NEW: September 16:
Dames (1934) Directed by Ray Enright. Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler (91 min). 35mm archival print from the Library of Congress. (7 stills)
NEW: May 13:
Twelve Angry Men (1957) Directed by Sidney Lumet. Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam (96 min). Blu-Ray.
NEW: April 29:
Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) (1959) Directed by Satyajit Ray. Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakraborty. In Bengali with English subtitles (105 minutes) DCP Restoration
NEW: April 22
Aparajito (The Unvanquished) (1956) Directed by Satyajit Ray. Smaran Ghosal, Pinaki Sengupta, Kanu Banerjee. In Bengali with English subtitles (109 minutes) DCP Restoration
NEW: April 17:
Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road) (1955) Directed by Satyajit Ray. Subir Banerjee, Kanu Banerjee, Karuna Banerjee. In Bengali with English subtitles (125 minutes) DCP Restoration