1930 DIRECTORS: Raoul Walsh & Louis R. Loeffler "The Indians are my friends..." Breck Coleman - John Wayne Not exactly a statement that would exemplify the Career of a man rightly or wrongly associated as being the Cowboy of the Cowboy and Indian movies. But there is no doubt that John Wayne was certainly one… Continue reading THE BIG TRAIL (FOX GRANDEUR) (1930) – REVIEW
This is the first real example of what 3D was to me as I grew up. Short and to the pointy!
Well, it is a pretty hard case to sell that this American classic from 1939 is anything but. Is it as bad as Birth Of A Nation, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year? I very much doubt it but it is guilty of the casual, patronising racism common place in pre-war America, with… Continue reading GONE WITH THE WIND; RACIST… REALLY…?
1915: The first known exhibition of a 3-D film was on June 10th of that year, 100 years ago today. Yes, that's right, the "new" 3-D fad in just that, "new" as in the latest of many attempts to lift images off the screen and thrill audiences with what over 90 years later, Christopher Nolan… Continue reading A CENTURY OF 3-D
1939 DIRECTOR: Victor Fleming May Contain Spoilers! Overrated, but maybe misunderstood in this decade. You have to cast your mind back to how it must have been in 1939, with no such thing as television as such, this was the mini-series of the day and in fact, was shown as in two parts in some of the… Continue reading GONE WITH THE WIND
With Zack Snyder's, Man Of Steel due out on the 14th June 2013 but today is the ACTUAL 75th Anniversary of Superman. The first issue of Action Comics was released on the 18th April 1938, 75 years ago today, even though the issue was dated June, 1938, it was actually distributed in the April. Superman began… Continue reading SUPERMAN @ 75