Classic Movies on Blu-ray for October 2013,…

A ton of great movies are set to be released on the popular Blu-ray format in October. Among those making the transfer are an all-time classic marking its 75th anniversary; a romantic drama for the ages; the Master’s late return to the spy film genre; a charming fantasy starring Veronica Lake; a cynical World War II comedy from Billy Wilder; two family-friendly adventures from 20th Century Fox; and a long-forgotten musical comedy starring Danny Kaye.

Best Picture 1950s

In the 1950s, Hollywood faced its first challenge with supremacy with the advent of television, leading studios to use techniques like Cinemascope and Technicolor to lure audiences back to theaters. Some movies were massive spectacles that could only be seen on the big screen, while others were complex character dramas that reflected the changing social mores of the times. Meanwhile, previously popular genres like the musical and the Western were starting to fall out of favor. Of course, the Academy reflected these changes as giant epics, moody character dramas and lavish adventures were given Oscar.

Best Picture 1950s

In the 1950s, Hollywood faced its first challenge with supremacy with the advent of television, leading studios to use techniques like Cinemascope and Technicolor to lure audiences back to theaters. Some movies were massive spectacles that could only be seen on the big screen, while others were complex character dramas that reflected the changing social mores of the times. Meanwhile, previously popular genres like the musical and the Western were starting to fall out of favor. Of course, the Academy reflected these changes as giant epics, moody character dramas and lavish adventures were given Oscar.

Errol Flynn Movies

Synonymous with swashbuckling adventure, Errol Flynn was a large than life persona who became an overnight star, only to be typecast as a sword-wielding rogue for the remainder his career. During his peak, however, Flynn was one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars and became a legend after delivering the quintessential portrayal of Robin Hood. Despite his image for dashing heroics, Flynn branched out beyond costume adventure to star in everything from Westerns and historical dramas to sports-themed biopics and war movies. Here are eight classic movies starring Errol Flynn.

Errol Flynn Profile

A larger than life figure who burned bright both on and off screen, Errol Flynn engaged in an adventurous lifestyle behind the scenes that rivaled his dashing performances in some of classic Hollywood’s most iconic movies. Flynn was synonymous with swashbuckling adventure and was singularly identified with the role of Robin Hood. Though he met an ignominious end at a young age, Flynn lived on as one of classic Hollywood’s greatest matinee idols.

Best Director 1950s

In the 1950s, Hollywood suddenly found itself competing with television and sought new innovations to lure audiences back to theaters. As a result, movies became grand spectacles that featured new widescreen formats to showcase massive historical epics, Westerns and adventure movies. But audiences also wanted more realistic character-driven pictures and filmmakers were happy to oblige with dramas that focused on infidelity, youthful rebellion and emotional ennui.

Classic Movies That Were Box Office Flops?

With the recent failure of the massively budgeted sci-fi adventure, John Carter , I began asking myself about what classics from the past were actually box office duds when they released? I think the answer might surprise you. … Read Full Post

John Huston to Receive Postage Stamp

Legendary director John Huston has been honored by the struggling United States Postal Service with his own postage stamp as a part of their Great Film Directors series. Huston, who directed some of Hollywood’s best classic movies, embodied the American spirit with his rugged individualism and unquenchable thirst for adventure. … Read Full Post

John Huston movies

John Huston practically invented the film noir, but he was also a romantic who directed some of the most thrilling adventures in Hollywood history. His collaboration with Humphrey Bogart ranks as one of the greatest director-actor combos ever.

Classic Movie Basics<!–#echo var="zmT" -n–>

Terrific old movies and classic films that set the standard in the Golden Age of Hollywood. Comedies and romances, film noir and hardboiled detective dramas. Action, sci-fi and horror. Sweeping epics, sprawling sagas. Wartime adventures and tales of the American West, these are the classic movies every beginner must see — and every old fan should see again.