Breening Thursday: 13. “American Gothic” from 1987

Today is Thursday, so it is time for another article in our weekly Breening Thursday series. When we first started this series, we exclusively wrote about classic movies made outside of the Breen Era, namely, Pre-Code and Shurlock Era films. However, since we restarted the series in November and made it weekly, we have begun … Continue reading Breening Thursday: 13. “American Gothic” from 1987

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52 Code Films – Week #2: “The Barkleys of Broadway” from 1949

Today I am publishing my second article in our weekly series about new Code films, 52 Code Films. As I shall in every week this year, I watched a new Code film this week so that I could review it in an article. This week, I didn’t publish an article in the weekly series about … Continue reading 52 Code Films – Week #2: “The Barkleys of Broadway” from 1949

52 Code Films – Week #1: “Since You Went Away” from 1944

Today I am publishing my first article in my 52 Code Films series. In 2019, I have designed a challenge which will expand my scope of Code films. Every week, I will watch a Breen Era (1934-1954) film which I have never seen before and write an article about it. Thus, by the end of … Continue reading 52 Code Films – Week #1: “Since You Went Away” from 1944

Classifying Code Films

When one doesn’t know much about the specific time periods of classic Hollywood, all old films are virtually the same. As one delves deeper, he is bound to learn about the Motion Picture Production Code; that divides the “classic era” into the Pre-Code Era (1930-1934), the Code Era (1934-1968), and the Rating System Era (1968-present). … Continue reading Classifying Code Films

Breening Thursday: 12. “The Little Mermaid” from 1989 by Rebekah Brannan

This article was written by Rebekah Brannan as part of the Breening Thursdays series. PEPS has decided to start off the new year with a splash by breening The Little Mermaid from 1989. This family classic, the first film in the genre known as the Disney Renaissance, has been loved and revered since its release … Continue reading Breening Thursday: 12. “The Little Mermaid” from 1989 by Rebekah Brannan

Announcing “52 Code Films”

Since November, I have been writing weekly Breening Thursday articles. Every Thursday, with only a few exceptions for holidays and illness, either I or another member of my family writes about a film made outside the Breen Era (1934-1954). We “breen” these films, which means that we list all the objectionable qualities which would have … Continue reading Announcing “52 Code Films”

Breening Thursday: 11. “Miracle on 34th Street” from 1994

Happy Holidays! I hope that all my readers enjoyed Christmas on Tuesday or whenever they celebrated it. I hope that my Canadian and British readers also enjoyed Boxing Day yesterday. Although we live in Southern California, my family and I had the delightful gift of a white Christmas. It snowed from 7 AM until noon, … Continue reading Breening Thursday: 11. “Miracle on 34th Street” from 1994

What the Code Means to Me

“What the Code Means to Me” is a series which we are launching in 2019. Every month, we are going to feature one article in this series. These articles will be written by other bloggers who are interested in classic films. These articles will be published on the authors’ websites and will including a link … Continue reading What the Code Means to Me