A Couple of Items About William A Wellman

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Just to say that I’ve written a new review of William A Wellman’s great pre-Code drama Wild Boys of the Road for Wonders in the Dark, as part of the site’s Greatest Childhood/Adolescent Films Countdown. It’s a film I’ve already written about here in the past, but it was fun to watch and write about it again and there was lots more to say!

Still on the subject of Wellman, who is one of my favourite directors, I was excited to hear that a blogathon is being organised about his work, from September 10 to 13. Now Voyaging is hosting The William Wellman Blogathon, and has had the honour of receiving a comment from Wellman’s son and biographer, William Wellman Jr.  I will be taking part and contributing a piece about his Second World War aviation drama Thunder Birds.

Change to my posting schedule… such as it is!

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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.

Coming soon!

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Just to say that I’ve decided on my next two monthly blog themes! Hoping to squeeze in a couple more postings on Sinatra before the end of the month, and then in February I’ll carry on with my current 1950s obsession by moving on to Douglas Sirk movies. Then coming up after that, it’s Marlene in March, as I will be reviewing films starring Dietrich, my favourite actress.

 

Five Years On!

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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!