CompanyofLegends

In the Company of Legends

Documentarians Joan Kramer and David Heeley have had opportunities most of us classic film fans can only dream of. In their time working for companies like PBS and our beloved Turner Broadcasting (home of TCM), they’ve created enduring documentaries on the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Fred Astaire, and Errol Flynn. Now, they’re taking the stories…

Brigadoon

Brigadoon (1954)

**This post is written as part of The CinemaScope Blogathon hosted by Classic Becky’s Brain Food and Wide Screen World. Click here to read the other entries in the blogathon.** The addition of a wide-screen format can provide a grander sense of scope for particular films. The best example I always use is the phenomenal…

JoanBlondell

My TCM Classic Film Festival Must-Sees 2015

It’s that time of year, where classic film fans from all over the world come together in Los Angeles in celebration of celluloid. After covering my first TCM Classic Film Festival last year, I’ve been eagerly counting down the days until my return. This year, in conjunction with TCM themselves, I’ll be working as a…

Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol (1938)

Charles Dickens’ 1843 Christmas classic is such well tread territory it’s paved into the brains of audiences everywhere. Countless adaptations of the book abound on the small and silver screens, and both Warner and VCI are releasing their respective versions on Blu-ray. VCI is releasing the better known 1951 version starring Alistair Sim, but Warner…