Tag Archives: Twentieth Century

My Liberties column Movies Before Breakfast: on Carole Lombard

My second article for my Liberties column is now live: Lombard: Queen of Screwball. The column has a Lombard-inspired name and logo – Movies Before Breakfast – which we chose before I even knew I’d write about her. And the … Continue reading

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Carole Lombard Double Feature

Last night at the Film Forum. 8 p.m.: 9:45 p.m.: It did my heart good to see that both shows were sold out. The line was down the block, and last night was a pretty bitter windy night, so to … Continue reading

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Twentieth Century Clip:

As accompaniment to the post below this one – here is the opening sequences of Howard Hawks’s brilliant Twentieth Century: It just makes me LAUGH – every second: it’s broad, it’s specific, it’s completely ludicrous … yet in that world, … Continue reading

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The Books: “Howard Hawks: The Grey Fox of Hollywood” (Todd McCarthy)

Next book on my “entertainment biography” shelf: Howard Hawks: The Grey Fox of Hollywood, by Todd McCarthy Howard Hawks is my favorite director (one of my big posts on him here), and this book is fantastic. It’s enormous, only true … Continue reading

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Weekend snapshots

— I washed my walls. They are a lovely pale yellow color and I was horrified at how black my damn Melaleuca cloth was when I was done. City air. Filthy. Invisible and filthy. Horrors. I cleaned like a whirling … Continue reading

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