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    • The Best Picture Oscar Winners of the 1960s Created: Thursday, August 14, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      The Best Picture Oscar winners of the 1960s show Hollywood throwing off old constraints and tackling serious issues of race, sex and societal issues.
    • Katharine Hepburn Movie List Created: Monday, January 25, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A luminous actress whose career spanned six decades, Katharine Hepburn started making classic films in the 1930s after starting on the New York stage. Her career had ups and downs, but she made cla...
    • 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' with Holly Golightly Created: Monday, June 11, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A glib, stylish, bittersweet romance that defined Audrey Hepburn's film career, and established an indelible image of American fashion. With George Peppard, Patricia Neal and a truly wretched bit p...
    • Citizen Kane Created: Sunday, June 27, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      'Citizen Kane' was nearly strangled in the crib by its target, William Randolph Hearst, but Orson Welles' masterpiece of film noir survived. Over the years, 'Citizen Kane' has come to be seen as pe...
    • 7 Great Gangster Movies Created: Sunday, July 22, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Though the gangster film goes back to the early days of the silent era, it wasn’t until the advent of sound that the genre soared in popularity, when real-life gangsters like Al Capone and Lu...
    • Ben Hur Created: Sunday, March 04, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins and Stephen Boyd star in a magnificent, thrilling story of the Roman Empire and the birth of Christ.
    • 10 Movies Starring Elvis Presley Created: Thursday, September 08, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Undeniably the most iconic music star of the 20th century, Elvis Presley was also a popular box office star in the 1960s. Here are ten of his best films.
    • 8 Classic Movies Starring Alec Guinness Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Few would argue that Sir Alec Guinness was one of the finest British actors of his generation. Often mentioned in the same sentence as Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, and John Gielgud, Guinness was ...
    • Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese Classic Movies Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Spanning three decades and eight films, most of them in the crime drama genre, the collaboration between actor Robert De Niro and director Martin Scorsese ranks was one of the greatest of all time....
    • Best Actor Oscar Winners - 1980s Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      In the 1980s, there was a good mixture of Best Actor winners representing the top actors of the day as well as some older performers from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Whether playing real-life peop...
    • Best Director Oscar Winners - 1980s Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      With the auteur era of the New Hollywood 1970s nearing an end, Hollywood films began taking on a more conventional form once again as directors were reviving once popular genres like the historical...
    • Classic Movies on Blu-ray for April 2014, Part 2 Created: Monday, March 24, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      The second part of April's Blu-ray list features a classic musical starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire; two great film noirs from Orson Welles and Billy Wilder; an underrated crime thriller st...
    • Classic Movies on Blu-ray for April 2014, Part 1 Created: Monday, March 24, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      There are lots of great classic movies making their debut on Blu-ray in April. Among them are John Wayne's reprisal of his only Oscar-winning performance; the second of five collaborations between ...
    • A List of Hitchcock Movies You've Gotta See Created: Friday, August 10, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
      A list of Hitchcock movies that should be on any fan's must-see list. Alfred Hitchcock, the Master of Suspense, made thrillers, spy movies, horror films and mysteries that set modern standards and...
    • Best Actress Oscar Winners - 1980s Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      The 1980s were something of a mixed bag in the Best Actress category. While the decade featured some of the finest performances in all of Oscar history – look no further than Meryl Streep in ...
    • Classic Movies on Blu-ray for February 2014 Created: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014
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    • Marlene Dietrich and Josef von Sternberg Classic Movies Created: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014
      Hailed as the next Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich was nothing short of a revelation when she made her debut in Hollywood in the 1930s. Arising from obscurity, Dietrich was transformed into an overni...
    • 6 Worst Oscar Winners of All Time Created: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
      Whether for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, or Best Director, there has been some winner who could charitably be said to have been less than deserving of the Oscar. Some winners have benefi...
    • Best Picture Oscar Winners – 1980s Created: Monday, February 24, 2014 Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014
      By the beginning of the 1980s, Hollywood had moved away from the dark, moody films that defined the New Hollywood era of the previous decades to make more commercially driven films. Gone were the d...
    • Classics on Blu-Ray for March 2014 Created: Sunday, February 16, 2014 Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014
      While the pickings are a bit slim, March features some under the radar classics being released on Blu-ray, including an oft-overlooked historical epic starring Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison; a g...
    • 5 Lee Marvin Classic Movies Created: Saturday, February 15, 2014 Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014
      Having made a career playing sadistic bad villains as a supporting actor throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Lee Marvin rose to leading man status after winning the Academy Award for Best Actor with hi...
    • A Biography of James Dean - An American Icon Created: Friday, November 18, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014
      The quintessential 1950s brooding teen full of angst and rebellion, James Dean was a promising young star whose tragic death before his career started propelled him into iconic status. Dean was the star of three features films in his short career, but only lived long enough to see one of them released. He received two posthumous Oscar nominations and lived on for generations as a Hollywood legend.
    • Classic Movies on Blu-ray February 2014 Created: Monday, January 20, 2014 Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014
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    • 7 Great Films Featuring Michael Caine Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014
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    • 6 Classics Starring Montgomery Clift Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014
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    • Disney's Animated Classic Children's Movies of the 1930s and 1940s Created: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014
      Disney's animated children's movies have dominated the field for decades, and it all began in the 1930s and 1940s, when the studio produced five classic animated feature films. Each groundbreaking ...
    • 5 Classic Movies Starring Lana Turner Created: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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    • Sydney Pollack and Robert Redford Classic Movies Created: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
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    • In Memoriam 2013 Created: Saturday, December 28, 2013 Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013
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    • Classic Movies on Blu-ray for January 2014, Part II Created: Monday, December 23, 2013 Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013
      Classic movies on blu-ray, january 2014 releases, rififi, in the heat of the night, it's a mad, mad, mad, mad world, the postman always rings twice
    • Classic Movies on Blu-ray for January 2014, Part I Created: Monday, December 23, 2013 Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013
      Classic Movies on Blu-ray, January 2014 releases, the wicker man 1973, throne of blood, coal miner's daughter, thief
    • A Biography of Joan Fontaine Created: Monday, November 21, 2011 Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013
      A British actress born in Japan and the younger sister of Olivia de Havilland, Joan Fontaine was an exceptional performer who became a star in Alfred Hitchcock’s American debut. In fact, she was the only actor male or female ever to win an Academy Award for her work with Hitch. She had noted rivalry with sister, Olivia de Havilland, which led to them not talking at all later in life. Fontaine was a star during Hollywood's Golden Age, but never reached iconic status.

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