CultoftheDamned

Cult of the Damned (1969)

The later one travels into the cinematic landscape of the 1960s, the deeper down the proverbial rabbit hole you’re gonna go. Hollywood was in a precarious position and many of the old guard, Hollywood A-list crowd floundered to assert themselves in a changing landscape where they were seen as passe. The more ingrained in the…

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The Top 20 Most Seductive Scenes in Classic Film

When talking about the differences between films of today and films of the studio era one that’s always brought up is how studios conveyed so much through subtlety. With the implementation of the Hollywood Production Code, studios had to censor themselves, and get creative, with how they should romance and coupledom on the screen. Suffice…

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The Sound of Music Story

Everything’s coming up Maria! The Sound of Music appears to be taking over 2015. Not only is it the opening night film at the upcoming TCM Classic Film Festival – with stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in attendance – but it’s set for a restored DVD and Blu-ray from 20th Century-Fox and a new…

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Elmer Gantry (1960)

If this is your first time taking in Elmer Gantry, expect the unexpected! For a film from 1960 – where the Hollywood Production Code was crumbling but not yet collapsed – there’s a shockingly progressive look at everything, from relationships to religion. At times, it’s hard to believe this film received a Code-approved certificate! It’s…