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REVIEW: Double Indemnity Casts a Shadow Over Fraud and Murder

Posted by Zach Davis on Sunday, May 5, 2013, In : 0.03% Wine Coolers 
Double Indemnity
Zach Davis

Directed By: Billy Wilder
Starring: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Jean Heather, and Byron Barr
Double Indemnity is a true noir film.  It is told through a narrative form and relies heavily on light and shadow.  When the noir genre was first booming, Billy Wilder was regarded as the prime inventor of this technique of using light and shadow, which ultimately became key to any noir film.  Scenes cast in extreme shadow advance the mystery and dar...

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REVIEW: Rebecca, a More Dramatic Feel From the Master of Suspense

Posted by Zach Davis on Sunday, April 7, 2013, In : 0.03% Wine Coolers 
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Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson, Florence Bates

Rebecca is not your typical suspense film, but that doesn't mean director Alfred Hitchcock fails to deliver a dark, mysterious ride.  What sets this apart is that Hitchcock is charged with the daunting task of building the film’s plot and thrills around a woman who is long dead before the movie even takes place.  With moving track shots of Manderley, a larg...

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REVIEW: Topper is Almost a Classic

Posted by Zach Davis on Sunday, January 29, 2012, In : 0.03% Wine Coolers 
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Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod

Starring:  Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke, and Hedda Hopper

Topper was made in the era of the screwball comedy, and it was a prime example that comedies as a medium had staying power in the film industry.  The success of Topper led to two sequels, Topper Takes a Trip and Topper Returns.  The story also was transcribed to television as a series in 1953.

Topper has the glitz and excess of a by-gone era.  A wealthy and madcap ...
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REVIEW: Miracle on 34th Street is a Holiday Classic

Posted by Zach Davis on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, In : 0.03% Wine Coolers 
Miracle on 34th Street
Zach Davis

Directed by: George Seaton

Starring: Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood, Edmund Gwenn, Porter Hall, and Gene Lockhart

Miracle on 34th Street earned George Seaton the Oscar for best screenplay in 1948.  It was the first of two Academy Awards for Seaton; he would take home the best screenplay award again in 1955 for The Country Girl.  Seaton was also the voice of the Lone Ranger on old radio broadcasts in the early 30’s.  He then teamed up with MGM to wri...
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REVIEW: One Might Want To Be a Little Pixilated When Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Posted by Zach Davis on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, In : 0.03% Wine Coolers 
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
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Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander, Douglass Dumbrille, and Raymond Walburn

Frank Capra was known as the name above the title because he was the first director to earn fame such that his name was displayed on the marquee.  This was no accident either as he put out many early classic movies such as It Happened One Night, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and It’s a Wonderful Life.  Most of Capra’s films tak...
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