This article was written by Megan Chappie of The Pen and the Cross. Her analysis of the Code’s influence on the Golden Era of Hollywood and the equation of content restrictions with high artistic quality is the November entry in our guest series, What the Code Means to Me. It was originally published on her … Continue reading What the Code Means to Me – November: “What the Code Means to Me” by Megan Chappie
Today is Sunday, so it's time for another 52 Code Films article! Here at PEPS, we end each week with an article about the new Code film which I watched during the week. Every week this year, I have watched at least one film from the American Breen Era (1934-1954) which I have never seen … Continue reading 52 Code Films – Week #47: “Du Barry Was a Lady” from 1943
Today is Friday, so it's time for another Film Fashion Friday article! This series is about an area of the film industry which we don't consider as often as the cinematography, scripts, or even the background music. Nonetheless, that area is a very important part of what we see on the screen. The area to … Continue reading Film Fashion Friday 21. Lauren Bacall’s Casual Tropics Ensemble in “Key Largo” from 1948; “Bacall’s Simple Beauty” for The Third Annual Lauren Bacall Blogathon
Today is Sunday, so it’s time for another 52 Code Films article. This is the forty-sixth week in the series. We are nearing the end, but there are still enough weeks left to discover several more new Code movies! At the end of every week, I review the new movie I watched that week from … Continue reading 52 Code Films – Week #46: “Dark Victory” from 1939; “From a Character to a Star” for The 8th Annual What a Character Blogathon
Today is Friday. It's the beginning of another weekend, so that means that it's time for another Film Fashion Friday article! Every week, I choose a different costume from a Code film and describe how the outfit can be reproduced with clothes from Amazon. A Code film is an American movie made between 1934 and … Continue reading Film Fashion Friday 20. Thelma Ritter’s Pencil Dress in “The Model and the Marriage Broker” from 1951; “Character Couture” for The Eight Annual What a Character Blogathon
From November 15 to 20, our Facebook page is hosting an art competition! Rebekah and I are seeking an original poster for our four-act ballet, Phantom of the Opera: The Ballet. Featuring classical music and our original choreography, the story we wrote is based on the original Gaston Leroux novel, Le Fantome de l'Opera, and the 1943 … Continue reading Phantom of the Opera Poster Competition on Facebook!
Today is Veterans Day, so I would like to thank all the veterans who read this for their fearless and selfless service in defense of our country. Yesterday and today, J-Dub of Dubsism and Gill Jacobs of ReelWeegieMidget Reviews are hosting The Send in the Marines Blogathon. This blogathon is intended to commemorate the 244th … Continue reading “Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison” from 1957; “A Perfect Marine in a Perfect Un-Code Film” for The Send in the Marines Blog-A-Thon
Today is Sunday, so it's time for another 52 Code Films article! Today's feature is the forty-fifth in the series. I have seem a lot of wonderful Code movies during this year so far, and there are still seven weeks left in the series for this year! In late December, I will announce my plans … Continue reading 52 Code Films – Week #45: “Key Largo” from 1948
Today is Friday, so it's time for another Film Fashion Fridays. Every week, I choose a different costume from a Code film (1934-1954) made in America, and I describe how it can be reproduced with items from Amazon. Thus, I hope to encourage my readers to adopt a vintage fashion as their regular style. There … Continue reading Film Fashion Friday 19. Claude Rains’s Double-Breasted Tuxedo in “Notorious” from 1946; “A Dapper Villain” for The Second Annual Claude Rains Blogathon
Gather 'round, everyone! "The Claude Rains Blogathon" is here at last! Do not be alarmed. This is merely "the customary round-up of refugees, liberals, and, of course, a beautiful young girl for Monsieur Renault, the prefect of police." Over the next three days we will be celebrating this great star of the cinema as … Continue reading Round up the Usual Suspects! “The Second Annual Claude Rains Blogathon” is here!