Sundays With Hitchcock on Turner Classic Movies

In case you don’t already know, Turner Classic Movies will spend every Sunday in September showcasing the work of the Master himself, Alfred Hitchcock . On September 15 th , TCM will feature a great day of movie watching no Hitchcock fan should miss. The day actually starts off with a laugh when the classic movie channel airs Hitch’s only comedy, The Trouble With Harry (1955), in the late morning. … Read Full Post

Classic Movies on Blu-ray for August 2013

Another month, another new set of classic movies released on Blu-ray. This month includes the Best Picture winner of 1933; one of four great collaborations between Alfred Hitchcock and James Stewart; a classic Western starring Alan Ladd; the first of Cary Grant’s two Academy Award-nominated performances; and a lesser-known film noir starring James Cagney. Of course, all these films make for great gifts or additions to one’s own collection.

Humphrey Bogart and John Huston Movies

While not as highly regarded as other actor-director combos, like Alfred Hitchcock and James Stewart or George Cukor and Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and John Huston collaborated on five films, four of which have stood the test of time as all-time classics. Combining Huston’s dramatic ambition with Bogie’s world-weary persona, their partnership was the stuff dreams were made of, as the two were kindred spirits both on- and off-screen. Bogart won his only Oscar thanks to his work with Huston, while in turn the director won his only Academy Award for Best Director. Here are four great classic movies made by Humphrey Bogart and John Huston.

Alfred Hitchcock and James Stewart Movies

Having built a reputation as a genial everyman with stammering folksy charm, James Stewart completely turned his persona upside down when he began a fruitful collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock in 1948. Though they only teamed up for four films, their partnership proved to be one of the most highly regarded actor-director tandems in Hollywood history, even more so than Hitch’s own collaboration with Cary Grant. Here are the four great movies made by James Stewart and Alfred Hitchcock.

6 Classic Westerns Starring Ja

James Stewart has long been remembered for his work with Alfred Hitchcock and Frank Capra. But just as famous as ‘Rear Window’ and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ were a series of Westerns he made in the 1950s and 1960s, particularly his image-changing films with Anthony Mann. Though not as identifiable with the genre as John Wayne or Clint Eastwood, Stewart’s Westerns rank among the best work of his career.

Classics on Blu-ray May 2013 Part I

Usually I’m hard-pressed to find enough movies for this article, but this month there are tons of classics being released on Blu-ray. In fact, there are so many that I need two lists. Those making the transfer in part I are a classic World War II action thriller; an iconic biblical musical; a searing courtroom drama starring Paul Newman; an experimental thriller from Alfred Hitchcock starring James Stewart; a biopic of a Mexican revolutionary with Marlon Brando; and a psychological Western adapted from an early Elmore Leonard short story. As always, these releases make for great gifts for casual fans and classic movie buffs alike.

8 Classic Films from George Cukor

A consummate craftsman and one of the most esteemed directors of Hollywood’s Golden Age, George Cukor directed a number of classic movies in a career that spanned five decades. Many of his films focused on strong female characters and earned him a reputation as a women’s director. Over the course of his career, Cukor worked with some of Hollywood’s top actresses like Joan Crawford, Audrey Hepburn and most notably Katharine Hepburn, with whom he made eight films in three decades. Cukor’s body of work contained numerous hits and Oscar winners, all which displayed his talent with pacing, rapid-fire dialogue and a flawless attention to detail. Few directors of any generation have been able to match his craft. Here are eight classic movies by master director George Cukor. Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart in George Cuckor’s classic comedy ‘The Philadelphia Story’ (1940)/MGM Home Entertainment

James Stewart Westerns

James Stewart has long been remembered for his work with Alfred Hitchcock and Frank Capra. But just as famous as ‘Rear Window’ and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ were a series of Westerns he made in the 1950s and 1960s, particularly his image-changing films with Anthony Mann. Though not as identifiable with the genre as John Wayne or Clint Eastwood, Stewart’s Westerns rank among the best work of his career.

Vertigo

‘Vertigo’ is first a dreamlike story of obsession and only second a mystery/suspense film. The classic movie with James Stewart and Kim Novak garnered mixed reviews when it debuted, but is now widely viewed as a Hitchcock masterpiece that bears repeated viewings.

Jimmy Stewart Biography

Long, lean and lovable, Jimmy Stewart’s biography is a classic American story. He played quintessentially American characters in classic movies. Loved by fans, treasured by friends and colleagues, James Stewart’s long career earned his place among the greatest stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age.