This article is part of the Medicine in the Movies Blogathon: https://charsmoviereviews.wordpress.com/2017/03/08/medicine-in-the-movies-blogathon-announcement-may-26-28-2017/comment-page-1/#comment-584 Dr. Jimmy Kildare is a familiar name to most people, but few people know when the name was first used in entertainment. Almost everyone knows about the 1960s television series about Dr. Kildare, but not many people know that the character had been … Continue reading Dr. Kildare: MGM’s Forgotten Series about America’s Favorite Doctor
Month: May 2017
George Cukor: The Director Who Makes Films Seem Real
This article is part of the Favorite Director Blogathon: http://phyllislovesclassicmovies.blogspot.com/2017/03/announcing-favorite-director-blogathon.html What makes one director better than another? Many viewers would say that interesting camera angles and filming techniques show superior direction. Others might say creating suspense and excitement is the mark of an excellent director. However, I think a truly grand director is one who … Continue reading George Cukor: The Director Who Makes Films Seem Real
“Remember?”: A Forgotten Screwball Comedy
This article is part of the Addicted to Screwball Blogathon, hosted by Pfeiffer Films and Meg Movies: https://pfeifferfilmsandmegmovies.wordpress.com/the-addicted-to-screwball-blogathon/ What makes a movie a screwball comedy? Firstly, a screwball comedy has to be jumbled, confusing, and crazy, (or should I say screwy?) since the word screwball means lunatic. Secondly, I like to think of a screwball comedy as a film … Continue reading “Remember?”: A Forgotten Screwball Comedy
My Five Favorite Actors
This is part of the Five Stars Blogathon: http://www.classicfilmtvcafe.com/2017/03/national-classic-movie-day-blogathon-2017.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ClassicFilmAndTvCafe+%28Classic+Film+and+TV+Cafe%29 Lew Ayres is my favorite actor. Most remembered for playing Paul Baumer from All Quiet on the Western Front in 1930 and Dr. Kildare in the movie series of the same name from 1938 to 1942, Mr. Ayres was a star in his own day who has been … Continue reading My Five Favorite Actors
Saturdays of the Future: 2. PEPS’s Goal for American Audiences
This is the second article in the Saturdays of the Future series. Last week I wrote an article about PEPS's plans for the enforcement of the Code through the New Production Code Administration. What happens in Hollywood between the self-regulators and the filmmakers is a distant reality from the average American film watcher. Today's article … Continue reading Saturdays of the Future: 2. PEPS’s Goal for American Audiences
Mother’s Day: Three Code Mothers
How does Hollywood depict motherhood? I cannot speak definitely about pre-Code and post-Code films, but the Code demanded that mothers be reverently and adoringly presented. This was largely because of Joseph Breen's great respect and love for his own mother; he is quoted as saying, "What formal training I have had, I got entirely from … Continue reading Mother’s Day: Three Code Mothers
Rascal from 1969: The Only Film to Make Me Cry
This article is part of the Tearjerker blogathon: https://debravega.wordpress.com/2017/02/26/announcing-the-no-youre-crying-blogathon-our-favorite-tearjerker-films/ I did not have difficulty choosing the topic for this article, since this is the only movie in recent years to make me cry. Although I am a very sensitive young lady, I never cry during even the saddest movies; I know how to keep my … Continue reading Rascal from 1969: The Only Film to Make Me Cry
Support PEPS on Social Media!
The Pure Entertainment Preservation Society is trying to gain support for the cause of bringing back the Code by using every possible device. The PEPS website has done very well. Since its formation in the middle of October, the website has received 465 views, 141 visitors, and 15 followers. Last month, we decided that PEPS … Continue reading Support PEPS on Social Media!
Blogathons Coming Soon!
I am going to represent PEPS in six blogathons in May and June. Be sure to read all the fascinating articles which are posted during these blogathons. If you are a writer, you may want to participate. Please visit the PEPS website during these times to read my articles! Follow us to bring back … Continue reading Blogathons Coming Soon!
Saturdays of the Future: 1. The New Production Code Administration
Up to this point I have only made vague references to PEPS's goal of bringing back the Code, but I have not written anything specific about our goals and plans. Today is the first Saturday of the Future. From now on, I will publish an article about the future of PEPS every Saturday. For my … Continue reading Saturdays of the Future: 1. The New Production Code Administration