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Check out my review of Hollywood Divided: The 1950 Screen Directors Guild Meeting and the Impact of the Blacklist by Kevin Brianton. Available from +University Press of Kentucky
http://www.outofthepastblog.com/2017/05/hollywood-divided.html
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I chat with David and Ron on the Our Friends Said They'd Listen podcast about Fritz Lang's Man Hunt (1941) and more. Check it out -> http://ourfriendssaidtheydlisten.libsyn.com/39-man-hunt-1941giantthe-beguiled-1971the-fast-and-the-furious
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New & Upcoming Classic Film Books (8)
Finally it's getting warm here in New England. For me, warmer weather means a lot more time spent outdoors reading. I love sitting on my front porch with a tall glass of iced tea and a good book. My summer reading challenge will be announced soon. In the me...

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The Beguiled (1971)
Union soldier John "McB" ( Clint Eastwood ) finds himself injured in Confederate territory. A young girl named Amy ( Pamelyn Ferdin ), is out in the forest picking mushrooms and stumbles upon him. He's near death and Amy takes pity on him and brings him bac...

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Dancing Lady (1933)
Clark Gable and Joan Crawford - Dancing Lady (1933)  Richie rich Tod Newton ( Franchot Tone ) is out on the town with his equally wealthy friends. They're bored and looking for some amusement. They head to a burlesque show where dancers Janie Barlow ( Joan ...

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What's Up, Doc? (1972) with Peter Bogdanovich
Peter Bogdanovich and Dave Karger at the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival - Photo source: Getty/TCM Director Peter Bogdanovich's follow-up to his Academy Award-winning drama The Last Picture Show (1971) was something wildly different. What's Up, Doc? (1972) i...

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The China Syndrome (1979) and Michael Douglas at #TCMFF
Michael Douglas and Ben Mankiewicz at the 2017 TCMFF. Publicity Photo courtesy of Getty & TCM Timing is everything. Michael Douglas's nuclear thriller The China Syndrome (1979) debuted on March 16th, 1979 and twelve days later a nuclear meltdown occurred on...

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It's time for another Warner Archive Wednesday! This week's feature is MGM's The Big House (1930). One of the earliest prison films that set the stage for future films in that genre. WAC's set includes Spanish and French language versions of the movie.
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