The Reader 2008
The Reader 2008
so you’ve fallen in love with an under appreciated actor with a terrible filmography: a memoir
♡♡ I’m a nymphomaniac ♡♡
— The Breakfast Club (1985)
Robin Williams died today.
At the moment I really have nothing to say and the shock is still there for all of us, I know. Usually I don’t pay much attention to the inevitable deaths of the famous, which like our own, are ever-creeping toward reality.
I feel that I, and millions of others I’m sure, had a special connection with Robin Williams. I grew up without a father, but I grew up with his many characters on my TV in front of me. From the animated and crazy to the serious and vulnerable…That was enough of a substitute, and I still think he can make me laugh harder than any man could.
But Robin, while at times he could be troubled personally, always made us movie-goers laugh, cry and learn about life through all of his roles — the hilarious, the effervescent, the humble, and the chaotic. The great world of motion picture has experienced a great, great loss today, but hopefully his lengthy career and legacy of talent can inspire many others to follow their dreams.
Lovelies, here is 90+ movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood(I used the years 1920-1965 as a cut off point). When the films were filled with salacious Marilyns and regal Audreys. When films were filled with bad boy Brandos and college boy Pecks.
The links here, lead directly to the movies. If you find any bad links, or have some movies you would like to have added, please feel free to message me. Click here for more masterposts of movies, television shows, and certain iconic people including Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe.d r a m a
Metropolis(1927), Vanity Fair(1932), King Kong(1933), Of Human Bondage(1934), The Life Of Emile Zola(1937), Jezebel(1938), Gone With The Wind(1939), Wuthering Heights(1939), Waterloo Bridge(1940), Citizen Kane(1941), That Hamilton Woman(1941), High Sierra(1941), Casablanca(1942), Now, Voyager(1942), To Have And Have Not(1944), Mr Skeffington(1944), Double Indemnity(1944), The Big Sleep(1946), Gilda(1946), Humoresque(1946), It’s a Wonderful Life(1946), The Lady from Shanghai(1947), Key Largo(1948), Twelve O’Clock High(1949), White Heat(1949), All About Eve(1950), Sunset Boulevard(1950), A Streetcar Named Desire(1951), High Noon(1952), From Here To Eternity(1953), Julius Caesar(1953), Titanic(1953), The Country Girl(1954), On the Waterfront(1954), Rebel Without a Cause(1955), East of Eden(1955), Giant(1956), Witness For The Prosecution(1957), An Affair to Remember(1957), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof(1958), The Misfits(1961), The Hustler(1961), One-Eyed Jacks(1961), Days of Wine and Roses(1962), To Kill A Mockingbird(1962), How the West Was Won(1962), Cleopatra(1963), Marriage Italian Style(1964),c o m e d y
Dinner At Eight(1933), It Happened One Night(1934), The Gay Divorcee(1934), Swing Time(1936), The Wizard of Oz(1939), The Women(1939), The Philadelphia Story(1940), Road to Singapore(1940), His Girl Friday(1940), Meet John Doe(1941), Meet Me In St Louis(1944), Cover Girl(1944), The Harvey Girls(1946), Singin’ In The Rain(1952), Roman Holiday(1953), A Star Is Born(1954), Sabrina(1954), The Seven Year Itch(1955), High Society(1956), Funny Face(1957), Tammy and the Bachelor(1957), Some Like it Hot(1959), Breakfast At Tiffany’s(1961), Bye Bye Birdie(1963), Viva Las Vegas(1964), My Fair Lady(1964), The Unsinkable Molly Brown(1964),h o r r o r
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde(1931), Dracula(1931), Frankenstein(1931), The Invisible Man(1933), Spellbound(1945), Notorious(1946), Sorry Wrong Number(1948), Creature from the Black Lagoon(1954), Dial M for Murder(1954), Rear Window(1954), Night Of The Hunter(1955), The Man Who Knew Too Much(1956), Horror of Dracula(1958), Vertigo(1958), North by Northwest(1959), Psycho(1960), The Birds(1963), The Haunting(1963), Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte(1964),
I’ll just leave this here.
Hey filmfuckers, did you know?
It is reported that the strain on Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise’s marriage was so heavy at the time, that director Stanley Kubrick had to cajole them into doing sex scenes together for his last film, Eyes Wide Shut (1999). According to Kidman, there were other such scenes she did with Cruise intended for the final cut that were far too raunchy to be shown, and they were eventually scrapped.
Hello, all you lovely people. I know I rarely ever post anymore; real life has got the better of me these days. But I’m here to share some pretty big news. Leo (yes, DiCaprio!) may be coming to my city to shoot a new western film.
He’s been ‘round these parts before - part of Christopher Nolan’s 2010 film Inception was shot in Calgary.
To boot, it’s directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu whom I adore as a filmmaker. You might recognize his name as the big head honcho of many impressive feature films: Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel (my personal favourite of his), and Biutiful.
If any Calgarians, Albertans, or Canadians…actually, scratch that… if anyone is interested in the buzz surrounding Leo and this percolating motion picture, you can visit this article from The Calgary Herald.
PS: I really do hope to be back in the tumblr blogosphere soon. I miss my movies, my followers, and dabbling in what I’d call my favourite pastime.
She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita.