Sunday, November 28, 2010

Around the Blogosphere This Week

Miscellaneous bits of news and fun stuff from around the Internet...the Thanksgiving Weekend edition!

...Coming to DVD: a Criterion Collection edition of SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, starring Tony Curtis and Burt Lancaster. The DVD has nice cover art.

...Here's Disney Animation's chronological video countdown of their first 50 animated feature films. TANGLED (2010) is No. 50.

...There's a very nice photo of Robert Montgomery at Classic Montgomery.

...Howard Ashman discusses his score for Disney's TANGLED (2010).

...The Self-Styled Siren announced a new film preservation project, a blogathon to benefit the Film Noir Foundation and help pay for UCLA's restoration of THE SOUND OF FURY (1950), starring Frank Lovejoy, Kathleen Ryan (CAPTAIN BOYCOTT), Richard Carlson, and Lloyd Bridges. The movie is also know by the title TRY AND GET ME.

...Lou Lumenick's latest DVD column for the New York Post focuses on NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955) and METROPOLIS (1927).

...No More Fairy Tales from Disney animation?

...The long-awaited new Warner Archive release of BACHELOR MOTHER (1939) is said to look really good.

...50 Westerns From the 50s shares the news that Randolph Scott's THE NEVADAN is due out in January from the Columbia Classics DVD-R program.

...Classic Movies Digest reviews 24 HOURS (1931), starring Kay Francis and Miriam Hopkins.

...I'd never heard of THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF UNCLE HARRY (1945) before reading about it at Black and White: Cinema and Chocolate. It stars favorites George Sanders and Ella Raines along with Geraldine Fitzgerald. There's also a poster for the film featured on the countdown of Great Film Noir Posters at Where Danger Lives. Don't miss the countdown...there's some very informative analysis about the design of various posters.

...Dave Kehr of the New York Times reviewed the Warner Archive release of Fritz Lang's MOONFLEET (1955), starring Stewart Granger and George Sanders. That's my kind of cast. :)

...Leonard Maltin was one of many who loved THE KING'S SPEECH (2010), but as I mentioned yesterday, it's currently impossible for more than a handful of people in the U.S. to see it.

...Speaking of royalty, Prince William and Kate Middleton have set their wedding date: April 29, 2011. They'll wed in Westminster Abbey.

Have a great week!


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