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8 items from 2012


Rope

27 July 2012 6:07 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A master of suspense, Hitchcock delights in toying with his audience, repelling and luring his viewers into the scene of a crime – and nowhere more audaciously than in Rope

Rope isn't Hitchcock's best film, but it's one of his most audacious. With this movie, the master of suspense turns a nail-biting setpiece into a full-length feature, and shows us the ugly flipside of the violent thrillers that made his name. Murder in the movies is usually more about motive than consequence. The bad guys have it coming, and killers are much more interesting before they start repenting their crimes. But Rope rejects that formula by taking inspiration from a real-life murder, a particularly cold-hearted one, and rubbernecking on its aftermath.

Rope is the dark shadow of Rear Window, a film Hitchcock made six years later, also with James Stewart, also set in a smart city apartment. In the later film our voyeurism, »

- Pamela Hutchinson

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DVD Review: 'The Old Curiosity Shop' and 'Nicholas Nickleby'

15 May 2012 4:00 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆ Those who like their films heavily laden with nostalgia are in for a treat with StudioCanal's DVD release of two Dickensian gems. English director Thomas Bentley's The Old Curiosity Shop (1934) featuring Elaine Benson and Hay Petrie, and Ealing Studios' The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1947) directed by Brazilian Alberto Cavalcanti and starring Derek Bond, Sally Ann Howes and Cedric Hardwicke, are not only classic interpretations of these well known stories but are also amongst the best examples of early British cinema.

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- CineVue

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Guillermo del Toro on The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

22 April 2012 9:54 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Rko’s biggest budget film to date remains one of the finest literary adaptations ever, and is arguably Charles Laughton’s greatest screen role. His protege Maureen O’Hara never looked more stunning as the gypsy girl. Among the actors considered for Quasimodo were Orson Welles, Bela Lugosi, Claude Rains, Robert Morley and Lon Chaney Jr., whose father made an indelible impression in the earlier silent version. Cedric Hardwicke is creepy in the villain role intended for Basil Rathbone, and Edmond O’Brien is almost unrecognizably young and svelte in his first movie. This was the only picture shown at the first Cannes Film Festival, which was canceled when Hitler invaded Poland.

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- Marty Melville

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Win The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby on DVD

13 April 2012 6:36 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of classic movie based on the Charles Dickens novel The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby on DVD 14th May, we’ve been given three copies to give away. It’s directed by Alberto Cavalcanti and stars Derek Bond, Cedric Hardwicke & Stanley Holloway.

Derek Bond plays the title character, a resourceful young Britisher forced to protect his family against the demonic machinations of his wicked Uncle Ralph (Cedric Hardwicke). Cast out into the cold cruel world, Nicholas Nickleby deals adroitly with friend and foe alike, eventually coming full circle to mete out just desserts to his unspeakable uncle.

Special Features:

New Interview with BFI Dickens Season Curators Adrian Wootton & Michael Eaton New Interview with Dickens biographer Michael Slater Nicholas Nickleby, a silent film from 1912 directed by George O. Nichols Behind the scenes stills gallery

To be in with a chance of winning this great prize, simply »

- Competitons

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Faith Brook obituary

14 March 2012 5:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor of poise and beauty who enjoyed a rich and productive career on both sides of the Atlantic

Faith Brook, who has died aged 90, was an actor of remarkable elegance, poise and beauty. She was the daughter of Clive Brook, a pillar of the so-called Hollywood Raj, the British acting community that settled in Los Angeles in the 1930s. He appeared opposite Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express. Even if she was never a star on the scale of her father, Faith enjoyed a rich and productive career in theatre, film and television on both sides of the Atlantic.

She was born in York and moved with Clive and her mother, Mildred, to California, where her father had already put down roots. Her brother, Lyndon, was born four years after Faith and also became a successful actor.

She was educated in Los Angeles, London and Gstaad, Switzerland. She made her stage »

- Michael Billington

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Faith Brook obituary

14 March 2012 5:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Actor of poise and beauty who enjoyed a rich and productive career on both sides of the Atlantic

Faith Brook, who has died aged 90, was an actor of remarkable elegance, poise and beauty. She was the daughter of Clive Brook, a pillar of the so-called Hollywood Raj, the British acting community that settled in Los Angeles in the 1930s. He appeared opposite Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express. Even if she was never a star on the scale of her father, Faith enjoyed a rich and productive career in theatre, film and television on both sides of the Atlantic.

She was born in York and moved with Clive and her mother, Mildred, to California, where her father had already put down roots. Her brother, Lyndon, was born four years after Faith and also became a successful actor.

She was educated in Los Angeles, London and Gstaad, Switzerland. She made her stage »

- Michael Billington

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Joan Fontaine on TCM: Jane Eyre, Suspicion, The Constant Nymph

30 January 2012 5:04 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Joan Fontaine in Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion Joan Fontaine, who turned 94 last October 22, shines on Turner Classic Movies' tonight. TCM will be showing five Fontaine movies: Jane Eyre (1944), The Constant Nymph (1943), Born to Be Bad (1950), Suspicion (1941), and Ivanhoe (1952). I've yet to check out The Constant Nymph, which had been unavailable for decades until TCM presented it a few months ago. In the film, 26-year-old Fontaine plays a 14-year-old infatuated with a composer (Charles Boyer) married to her older cousin (Alexis Smith). Edmund Goulding directed. Enough members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences must have found Fontaine quite believable as a lovestruck teen, for The Constant Nymph earned her her third (and final) Best Actress nomination. Jane Eyre has been made and remade about a zillion times in the last century or so. Fontaine's version, directed by Robert Stevenson (later of Mary Poppins fame) and co-starring Orson Welles as Rochester, »

- Andre Soares

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must reads: “What *Could* Have Entered the Public Domain on January 1, 2012?”

1 January 2012 7:53 AM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

The short answer, via Duke Law’s Center for the Study of the Public Domain? Under the law that existed until 1978 . . . Works from 1955 A taste of the long answer: Think of the movies from 1955 that would have become available this year. You could have shared clips online with your friends. You could have shown the full films in your local theater. You could have spliced and remixed and made documentaries about them. Instead, here are a few of the movies that we won’t see in the public domain for another 39 years: • The Seven Year Itch, directed by Billy Wilder; starring Marilyn Monroe and Tom EwellLady and the Tramp, Walt Disney Productions’ classic animation • Mister Roberts, directed by John Ford; starring Henry Fonda, James Cagney, and Jack LemmonAlfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief, starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly • The thriller The Night of the Hunter, directed »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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