classic film

The Mysterious Mrs. Danvers: Queer Subtext in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca

Posted in - classic film & film diary & general discussion on June 28th 2011 25 Comments

This post is part of the Queer Film Blogathon currently being hosted by Caroline at Garbo Laughs to celebrate gay pride month. The aim of the blogathon is to examine films that feature “lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or otherwise non-heterosexual, non-gender-binary depictions or personages in film.” For an overview …

Favorite Films of 1939: Wuthering Heights

Posted in - classic film & laurence olivier on May 19th 2011 20 Comments

When I originally signed on to participate in the CMBA Films of 1939 Blogathon, I was really hoping I’d get a chance to write about William Wyler’s adaptation of Wuthering Heights. But it turned out someone else had already chosen to write about this film. Therefore, I decided to wait until after the blogathon …

CMBA Movies of 1939 Blogathon: Q Planes

Posted in - classic film on May 17th 2011 29 Comments

Released just months before England declared war on Germany in 1939, Q Planes (Clouds Over Europe) is a cross between a spy thriller and a comedy, and is a precursor to the strongly nationalistic, anti-German films that would reach their zenith in Britain during the war years. The film was helmed by American director …