...Please visit my latest column posted at the ClassicFlix site, a short biographical sketch of the wonderful Dana Andrews. Lots of Dana Andrews DVD recommendations, too!
...As a Preston Foster fan, I'm really looking forward to another of his films, THUNDERHOOF (1948), coming out on DVD next month. It was directed by Phil Karlson. Toby's got all the info over at 50 Westerns From the 50s.
here, and a list of theater locations is here. I had a really good experience seeing it on the big screen last year.
...And don't forget about seeing CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT (1945) and A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1938) the previous week; I provided more details in last week's roundup.
...Lindsay has a terrific review of Jack Webb's PETE KELLY'S BLUES (1955), just released on Blu-ray by the Warner Archive. I'll be reviewing it soon.
Immortal Ephemera on H.M. PULHAM, ESQ. (1941), starring Robert Young, Hedy Lamarr, and Ruth Hussey. The review includes a very interesting comparison to the novel by J.P. Marquand. This is a film I look forward to seeing at some point!
...THE CROWN, a planned original TV series for Netflix, will tell the life story of the current Queen, Elizabeth II.
...Kristina reviews a "vintage" 1967 film book, WHO IS THAT?, at Speakeasy. Recent posts by Kristina and Mike are inspiring me! As time permits I hope to join them in sharing some of the interesting old film books on my shelves.
received a greatly deserved Honorary Oscar in a ceremony in Hollywood. O'Hara thanked Charles Laughton, John Ford, and John Wayne in her acceptance. Legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki (THE WIND RISES), who was also honored with an Oscar, said, "My greatest luck is that I got to meet Maureen O'Hara today." Harry Belafonte and screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere also received Honorary Oscars.
...Will has the latest behind-the-scenes news on Turner Classic Movies at his site, Cinematically Insane.
...I'm quite interested in the new film THE IMITATION GAME (2014), about the cracking of the Nazi Enigma code during World War II. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, with a supporting cast including Mark Strong, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, and Allen Leech (DOWNTON ABBEY). It opens the day after Thanksgiving. The trailer is here.
...Are you a member of the Film Noir Foundation? Vince Keenan gives the rundown on the contents of the latest issue of Noir City Magazine, yours for a donation to the FNF.
...Speaking of film noir, Karen is celebrating "Noirvember" at Shadows and Satin. Every day there's a new post on a quite a variety of film noir topics. It's great fun so be sure to stop by for a visit.
...Coming November 25th: A new coffee table book, CRITERION DESIGNS, filled with the original artwork for Criterion DVD releases.
...Daniel Day-Lewis is now Sir Daniel Day-Lewis. The three-time Oscar winner was knighted last week by the Duke of Cambridge.
...Notable Passing: TV creator Glen Larson, the man behind MAGNUM, P.I. and the original BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, has died at 77. Here are obituaries from The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline.
...For the latest on Disney books, movies, DVDs, music, theater, and more, please visit last week's Disney News link roundup.
Have a great week!