Ladies and gentlemen, The 4th Annual Great Breening Blogathon has arrived! Every October, PEPS dedicates a blogathon to Joseph I. Breen, the head of the Production Code Administration (PCA) from 1934 to 1954. This is the fourth year that we have hosted this blogathon around October 14, which is Joe Breen's birthday. This year, he … Continue reading The 4th Annual Great Breening Blogathon is Here!
Today I am going to publish my second 100 New Code Films article of the week. I usually publish such articles on Sunday, but I decided not to waist until the last minute this week, especially because this post is also an entry in a blogathon. The purpose of this series is stated by the … Continue reading 100 New Code Films – #80. “Never Say Goodbye” from 1946; Eleanor as a Mother
Today is Wednesday, but I decided to publish the first 100 New Code Films article of the week early because of my blogathon commitments next week. In all but four weeks during 2020, I have decided to watch and review two American Breen Era (1934-1954) movies for the first time. Well, I may not always … Continue reading 100 New Code Films – #79. “The Secret Garden” from 1949
Today is Sunday, so it's time for another 100 New Code Films article, the second of this week. This series is the most regular one we publish, since I write two of these articles every week in 2020. The only exceptions are four weeks this year in which I will only write one article, thus … Continue reading 100 New Code Films – #78. “Flight Angels” from 1940
Today is Saturday, so it's time to publish another 100 New Code Films article. This is the first article in this series from October. We publish two of these articles every week, in all but four weeks of 2020. The goal is to reach 100 film reviews in the course of this series. All the … Continue reading 100 New Code Films – #77. “Gentleman’s Agreement” from 1947; A Successful Controversy
This article was written by Ruth of Silver Screenings. Her analysis of the Code’s influence on justice in Golden Era films is the October 2020 entry in our guest series, What the Code Means to Me. It was originally published on her website here. Ruth, thank you for contributing the eighth article to our series exploring other writers’ … Continue reading What the Code Means to Me – October 2020: “Justice and the Motion Picture Production Code” by Ruth
Hello, friends! Is the holiday feeling in the air? Probably not yet, since this is only October 1, the second week of autumn. If you are planning for any holiday yet, it is probably Halloween. However, here at PEPS, we have decided to announce all three of our remaining 2020 blogathons early, so you can … Continue reading Announcing The 2nd Happy Holidays Blogathon!
God felt sorry for actors, so he gave them a place in the sun and a lot of money. All they had to sacrifice was their talent. - Claude Rains How many people can be Napoleon, Julius Caesar, Prince John, an angel, Satan, a US senator, a Spanish Don, a British earl, a colonel, a … Continue reading An Old Friend is Never an Added Guest. Please Join Us for The Third Annual Claude Rains Blogathon!