Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer-winning 1936 novel. It was produced by David O. Selznick of Selznick International Pictures and directed by Victor Fleming. Set in the 19th-century American South, the film tells the story of Scarlett O’Hara, the strong-willed daughter of a Georgia […]
Friedrich Christian Anton “Fritz” Lang (December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976) was a German-Austrian filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor. One of the best known émigrés from Germany’s school of Expressionism, he was dubbed the “Master of Darkness” by the British Film Institute. His most famous films include the groundbreaking “Metropolis” (the […]
Snow-White is a 1933 animated short film in the Betty Boop series from Max Fleischer’s Fleischer Studios. Dave Fleischer was credited as director, although virtually all the animation was done by Roland Crandall. Crandall received the opportunity to make Snow-White on his own as a reward for his several years of devotion to the Fleischer […]
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (German: Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) is a 1920 German silent horror film directed by Robert Wiene from a screenplay by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer. It is one of the most influential films of the German Expressionist movement and, according to Roger Ebert, is “the first true horror film”. […]
It’s a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story “The Greatest Gift”, which Philip Van Doren Stern wrote in 1939 and published privately in 1945. The film is now considered one of the most popular films in American cinema and due […]
Tabu is a 1931 film directed by F.W. Murnau. The film is split into two chapters, the first called “Paradise”, depicts the lives of two lovers on a South Seas island until they are forced to escape the island when the girl is chosen as a holy maid to the gods. The second chapter, “Paradise […]
(Part 2 – 01:16:00) Following a $14.7 million marketing effort, Ben-Hur premiered at Loew’s State Theatre in New York City on November 18, 1959. It was the fastest-grossing as well as the highest grossing film of 1959, in the process becoming the second-highest grossing film in history at the time after Gone with the Wind. […]
(Part 1 – 02:15:00) Ben-Hur is a 1959 American epic historical drama film, directed by William Wyler, produced by Sam Zimbalist for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and starring Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith and Haya Harareet. Ben-Hur had the largest budget at $15.175 million and the largest sets built for any film produced at the […]
A Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe. With John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter and Vera Miles.
The Tramp goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more. With Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain and Tom Murray.
A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. With James Stewart, Grace Kelly and Wendell Corey.
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter’s wife. Silent classic based on the story “Dracula.” With Max Schreck, Greta Schröder and Ruth Landshoff.
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. With Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel and Gustav Fröhlich.
An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses. With Colin Clive, Mae Clarke and Boris Karloff.
A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth. With Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson and Max von Sydow.
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. With Peter Sellers, George C. Scott and Sterling Hayden.
A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre. With Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barsky and Grigori Aleksandrov.
A therapist becomes obsessed with his patient’s Prada coat. With Ben Kingsley and Helena Bonham Carter. Polanski directed this short film as a promotional piece for Prada. It screened at the Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2012 before a restored version of his 1979 film “Tess”.