Nov 19, 2010

Classic Links

Hey Joan Crawford fans—here’s a compelling argument that the infamous wire hangers episode never happened (not that her adoptive daughter’s book rang loudly with truth in the first place)— Village Voice

The complete new version of Metropolis (1927) is now on Netflix instant play.— The Criterion Cast

A nice remembrance of child star Baby Marie Osborne— NPR

The Jimmy Stewart Museum is in danger of closing—

An amazing review round-up—

Watch Murder By Contract (1958) and just try to get that snappy soundtrack out of your head— Ferdy on Films

The heartbreakingly romantic Le Notte Bianche (1957) with Jean Maris and Marcello Mastroianni, sigh— Criterion Reflections

Brother Orchid (1940) Edward G. Robinson is remarkable in this flick— Out of the Past

Simmering screen couple Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell in Street Angel (1928)-- The Big Parade


  1. I didn't know about the hangers episode. Have you seen that movie with Faye Dunaway playing Joan? Is it too painful to watch?

  2. I think Mommie Dearest would be either too painful to watch or hilarious, depending on how you approach it. As a fan of enjoyably bad, over-the-top movies, I loved it. I wasn't fond of the wire hangers scene though. I can't laugh at a child being treated so poorly, even if it is just about the weirdest, campiest scene I've ever seen.