I’ve just reviewed an early musical starring John Mills, Car of Dreams , released in 1935, over at my British movies blog. Anyone interested is very welcome to take a look! This is the first in a planned series about films starring this great actor.
I’ve just posted a second review of two 1930s British musicals over at my British films blog. Opera fans will want to catch these films, since they star great tenors Joseph Schmidt and Richard Tauber.
I’ve just put up a review of a couple of early 1930s British musical comedies which are just coming out on DVD over at my other site, Britishfilmclassics.wordpress.com. Please do take a look if you are a fan of British comedies or musicals – or of operas, since the second film features several operatic excerpts!
I’ve recently started up another site focusing on British films, though there isn’t much content there – I’ve just written my first review there, of a little-known courtroom drama starring Richard Attenborough, if anyone feels like taking a look.
For any readers of this blog who love vintage comics as well as vintage films, take a look at this piece by my daughter, Charlotte, at Vulture, 13 Absurd Panels from 1940s Captain Marvel Comics.
A quick note to say I haven’t had much time for posting here lately, so have decided to carry on writing about Douglas Sirk films through the rest of March, as time allows – though I will take a break from him to write about a Hitchcock film for the Sleuthathon on March 16! I’ll then go on to write about Laurence Olivier in April (I’ve signed up to take part in a couple of blogathons then too, writing about his films). And I’ll get on to Marlene Dietrich in May… rather than March as originally planned.
I’ve just had a message from WordPress to say that Movie Classics has now been going for five years. So it seems a good opportunity to thank everyone who has given me help, support and encouragement. I know I haven’t always been very active and there have been some long gaps between postings at times, but it has been a lot of fun learning more about the world of classic films and getting to know other bloggers and fellow- film enthusiasts.
Looking to the future, I’m planning to take part in more blogathons, hopefully have more events on special themes like my Dickens festival last Christmas and, above all, keep discovering more great films. Thanks to all of you!
Thanks to all those who took part in my poll about your favourite Astaire and Rogers film – ‘Swing Time’, pictured, was the winner, although my own favourite is ‘Top Hat’, which came second. Nearly all their films had some love in the poll.