Dec 14, 2012

Classic Links

In celebration of the life of jazz great Dave Brubeck, here he is playing It's a Raggy Waltz in the British drama All Night Long (1962) [now streaming on Netflix]. Don't you love his face? He always looked so happy.

TCM is going to have some amazing movies and guests at the 2013 festival. Highlights include a restoration of King Vidor's The Big Parade (1925) and Tippi Hedren appearing with The Birds(1963)--Cinematically Insane

I like this review of The White Shadow (1924), the partial Hitchcock film that has been streaming at the National Film Preservation website (thanks to funds raised by the For the Love of Film blogathon). Be sure to catch it while you can: January 15 is the last day it will be available online--She Blogged By Night

Another great gift guide for classic movie fans. I can vouch for the Mary Pickford book (to be reviewed soon) it is bee-yoo-tee-ful--Sittin' on a Backyard Fence

Holy cow--Toby Jones had to sit in a make-up chair four hours to get his Hitchcock make-up applied. And then he had to act all day. Here's a timelapse video of the process--The Guardian

How did they get this custom-made Marlene Dietrich barbie doll to look so Dietrichy?--Flickr

An actress remembers working with Frank Capra on It's a Wonderful Life (1946)--Encino-Tarzana Patch

Omar Sharif remembers Lawrence of Arabia 50 years later--NPR

An interesting review of the new Marilyn Monroe documentary, Love, Marilyn. It sounds like your enjoyment of it will depend upon how you feel about the celebrities reading her words--NPR


  1. Aaaw. I was fortunate enough to see Brubeck years back. Seemed like a class act. : )

  2. So sorry that another one of the greats is gone - my older siblings played Dave Brubeck records when I was a youngster, and I was wowed, even at that young age! He will be missed, to say the least!

  3. You are so lucky to have seen Brubeck thingy! That must have been amazing.

    I also loved him as a child Dorian. My dad was always playing jazz records, and Brubeck was one of my favorites. The music seems so simple, thought if you really listen, it's actually fascinating in its complexity.