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Movie Quote of the Month

September 2022

Margaret Talbot wrote in the December 13, 2021, The New Yorker, reviewing Robert Gottleib’s biography, Greta Garbo:  “The movie role she liked best was the learned seventeenth-century monarch Christina; it allowed her to stride around in tunics, tight-fitting trousers, and tall boots, to kiss one of her ladies-in-waiting full on the lips, to declare that she intended to ‘die a bachelor!’ (as plenty of gender studies scholars will tell you, this is one queer movie.) She expressed a longing to play St. Francis of Assisi, complete with a beard, and Oscar Wilde’s vain hero, Dorian Gray.  In today’s terms, Garbo might have occupied a spot along the nonbinary spectrum.  Gottlieb doesn’t press the point, but remarks, ‘How ironic if The Most Beautiful Woman in the World really would rather have been a man” (Talbot 74).

NEW: September 7:

Edge of Darkness (1943) Directed by Lewis Milestone.  Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Walter Houston (119 min) (4 Stills).

NEW: July 13:

Soapdish  (1991) Directed by Michael Hoffman.  Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Whoopi Goldberg (97 min). (5 stills).

NEW: June 3:

The Gang’s All Here (1943) Directed by Busby Berkeley.  Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, Phil Baker, Benny Goodman and his Orchestra (103 min) (9 stills).

NEW: May 7:

REVISED:  Gambit (1966) Directed by Ronald Neame.  Michael Caine, Shirley MacLaine, Herbert Lom (109 min) (7 stills)

NEW: March 5:

Green for Danger (1946) Directed by Sidney Gilliat.  Alastair Sim, Sally Gray, Trevor Howard (91 minutes) (3 stills)

NEW: February 26:

​Klute (1971) Directed by Alan J. Pakula.  Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Roy Scheider (114 minutes) Rated R (7 stills)

REVISED: February 14:  Sullivan’s Travels (1942) Written and Directed by Preston Sturges. Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn (90 min).

NEW: November 1:

Dog Day Afternoon (1975) Directed by Sidney Lumet. Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, James Broderick. (125 min) (7 stills).

NEW: October 20:

Making Mr. Right (1987) Directed by Susan Seidelman.  John Malkovich, Ann Magnuson, Glenne Headley (98 min) PG-13 (6 stills)

NEW: September 25:

Monsieur Beaucaire (1924) Directed by Sidney Olcott.  Rudolph Valentino, Bebe Daniels, Lois Wilson (146 min). (13 stills).

NEW: August 25:

The Eagle (1926) Directed by Clarence Brown.  Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Banky, Louise Dresser (76 minutes). (10 stills).

NEW: July 21:

Sam Katzman: The Sultan of Schlock. A preview of my introduction to an Arrow Films Blu-Ray box set of 4 Sam Katzman monster movies.

NEW: July 12:

Madeleine (1950) Directed by David Lean. Ann Todd, Norman Wooland, Ivan Desny, Leslie Banks (114 min). (6 stills).

NEW: May 20:

The Wicked Lady (1945) Directed by Leslie Arliss.  Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Patricia Roc, Michael Rennie (104 min). (7 stills)

NEW: February 5:

It All Came True (1940) Directed by Lewis Seiler.  Ann Sheridan, Humphrey Bogart, Jeffrey Lynn.  (97 min). (10 stills)

NEW: January 21:

Updated: Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None (1945) Gumnaam (1965) and Ten Little Indians (1965)

NEW: January 6:

A Book Review:

Film Noir Style:  The Killer 1940s by Kimberly Truhler. Published by GoodNight Books 2020