Today is Wednesday, so it's time for another 100+ New Code Films article. This is my semi-weekly series for 2021. Every week this year, I review two American Breen Era (1934-1954) films which I have seen for the first time during the week. The "plus" quality of this series is what makes it great, since … Continue reading 100+ New Code Films – #4. “Room for One More” from 1952
Today is Sunday, so it's time for another 100+ New Code Films article. In this series, I watch and review at least two American Breen Era (1934-1954) films which I have never seen before every week. This series is this year's means for bringing me closer to my goal of watching every Code film ever … Continue reading 100+ New Code Films – #3. “Young Tom Edison” from 1940
Today is Saturday, so I'm going to publish this week's first 100+ New Code Films article. This is the second week in this series, which will last throughout 2021. I am enjoying the freedom which this series affords in contrast to last year's 100 New Code Films. Instead of sticking tightly to the schedule of … Continue reading 100+ New Code Films – #2. “Men of Boys Town” from 1941
Today is the first Sunday in 2021, so I am going to publish my first 100+ New Code Films article! This series is my project for discovering new American Breen Era (1934-1954) films in 2021, this year's issue of 100 New Code Films. When I say that I'm discovering new films, I don't mean that … Continue reading 100+ New Code Films – #1. “Forever Female” from 1953; Sunset on Broadway
Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to now present this year's semi-weekly series about discovering hitherto unseen American Breen Era (1934-1954) movies, 100+ New Code Films! This year's series is a reprise of last year's, 100 New Code Films, but it will contain some minor alterations, like the new poster. Last year, I was determined … Continue reading 100+ New Code Films!
When I first read the IMDb page for Sunset Boulevard, I was intrigued to learn that all the silent film memorabilia for Norma Desmond in the movie actually belonged to Gloria Swanson. Perhaps the most interesting thing is the brief film clip which Norma screens for Joe, reveling in her youth and beauty. This was … Continue reading “Queen Kelly” from 1932; Norma and Max’s Only Film Together
Andrew Lloyd Webber has had huge success with musical based on The Phantom of the Opera, poems by T. S. Eliot, and even stories from the Bible. Anyone familiar with Billy Wilder's masterpiece Sunset Boulevard (1950) won't be surprised that the great Broadway showman was inspired by the film's intriguing story. He made it into … Continue reading “This Time Next Year;” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s New Year Promise
Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson) and Joe Gillis (William Holden) JOE: Happy New Year, Norma.NORMA: Happy New Year, darling.Sunset Boulevard Ladies and gentlemen, Happy New Year! In honor of the beginning of 2021, we are hosting a blogathon dedicated to a very unique, famous film with an iconic New Year's Eve scene, Sunset Boulevard (1950). This … Continue reading Happy New Year, Darling! The Sunset Boulevard Blogathon is Here!