Drama

Stella Dallas’ Big Decision

Stella Dallas (1937) is a drama determined to make you teary-eyed. If the first sad scene doesn’t do the job, just wait a few minutes. This film has one of the most memorable endings from the classic Hollywood era. But we’re not going to spoil the ending because you need to see it for yourself.… Continue reading Stella Dallas’ Big Decision

Excitement

TCM Classic Film Festival: Rediscovering Treasure

When we (as in, yours truly) were a child, we were invited to frequent sleepovers at a friend’s house. The Rules, as outlined by the parents, were: (1) Sleep must be had, which meant (2) No Television After Bedtime. Oddly, the parents assigned us to a guest bedroom that had a television(!), a temptation against which,… Continue reading TCM Classic Film Festival: Rediscovering Treasure

Excitement

The Great Villain Blogathon — Wrap-up & Thanks!

Originally posted on Speakeasy:
One last word and roundup before we close the door on the Great Villain Blogathon 2017: your hosts Ruth of Silver Screenings, Karen of Shadows & Satin, and Kristina of Speakeasy want to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part, visited the participating blogs, and helped spread the word via #Villains2017. A blogathon is…

Excitement

The Great Villain Blogathon – Day 5 Recap

Originally posted on Speakeasy:
Big Bads have always had us booing, and this week they inspired some fine posts about their motivation, meaning and memorable qualities. Today’s roundup covers some of the best of the worst. Bloggers: If you’ve posted your entry too late for tonight’s recap, don’t worry! We’ll include you in tomorrow’s midday wrap-up post, here…

Excitement

The Great Villain Blogathon – Day 4 Recap

Cinematic villains come from all socioeconomic groups, but they usually have two things in common: (1) they’re powerful and (2) they’re rich. And if they’re not either, they’re working hard to be both. Today’s villains provide a good cross-section of these motivations in action. Bloggers: If you’ve uploaded your entry, but it’s not included in… Continue reading The Great Villain Blogathon – Day 4 Recap

Excitement

The Great Villain Blogathon 2017 – Day 3 Recap

Originally posted on shadowsandsatin:
Villains, anyone?? It’s Day 3 of the 2017 Great Villain Blogathon, and our bad guys and gals are still going strong! We’ve got enough nasty ne’er-do-wells, conscienceless creeps, and mercenary miscreants to satisfy any fiendish appetite! So settle in and take a gander at today’s Featured Villains. (And if you’re a blogger…

Western

The Virginian and the Unintentional Villain

Often, in Hollywood films, The Villain is a highly-motivated character. He or she knows what they want and they pursue it doggedly. For example, look at the 1946 western, The Virginian. Brian Donlevy stars as a crooked Wyoming rancher who spends his time siphoning cattle from other ranchers’ herds. Donlevy’s character isn’t a poor, desperate… Continue reading The Virginian and the Unintentional Villain

Excitement

The Great Villain Blogathon 2017 – Day 2 Recap

Originally posted on shadowsandsatin:
Day 2 of the 2017 Great Villain Blogathon has been practically overflowing with despicable, diabolical, and totally depraved villains, from silent screen sinners to malevolent moms with bouffant ‘dos. Treat yourself and dive in to today’s Featured Villains. (And if you’re a blogger who uploaded an entry today that’s not listed…

Excitement

The Great Villain Blogathon 2017 – Day 1 Recap

  What an incredible Day 1 of the 2017 Great Villain Blogathon! From cowboys to robots to dangerous dames, we’ve collected an impressive bunch of villainous characters today. Bloggers: If you’ve uploaded your entry, but it’s not included in today’s recap, never fear! We shall include it in tomorrow’s recap, hosted by Shadows and Satin.… Continue reading The Great Villain Blogathon 2017 – Day 1 Recap

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The Great Villain Blogathon 2017 Starts Tuesday!

Mwahaha! The villains are back in town starting next Tuesday (April 25). If you haven’t signed up, it’s not too late to join! Each evening, your three co-hosts – Shadows & Satin, Speakeasy and Silver Screenings – will take turns posting the day’s madcap adventures. The list of participants can be found at Speakeasy HERE.… Continue reading The Great Villain Blogathon 2017 Starts Tuesday!