Jul 11, 2014

Classic Links

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The pre-code Massacre (1934) was surprisingly sensitive in its portrayal of Native Americans. It's a good example of how much more honest films made before enforcement of the code could be--Forgotten Films

This is a great post about Laura's search for classic movie locations (mostly westerns) while on a recent road trip through Alabama Hills. It takes some preparation to be able to find these spots; it isn't an easy task either!--Laura's Miscellaneous Musings

NPR has been posting regular segments on classic movie locations (I sense a theme here…) for films like Vertigo (1958), Giant (1956) and Touch of Evil (1958). Here's a handy list of them with links to the programs. I haven't checked them out yet, but I'm always happy when a major media outlet takes the time to explore the classics--Java's Journey

I love this article about Bud Cort and the "blessing and a curse" that Harold and Maude (1971) was for his career. This quote about the film cracked me up: "I'm so proud of it. I'm so lucky that I had the break I'd been dreaming of. The material matched my life so deeply, it was like giving birth to an elephant."--The Guardian

This is a very thoughtful interview with Richard Barrios, author of Dangerous Rhythm: Why Musicals Matter, which I reviewed last month. It's one of my favorite books of the year so far--Out of the Past

Dick Jones, the man best known for providing the voice of Pinocchio in the animated Disney film has recently passed. Leonard Maltin pays him a lovely tribute, including his memories of meeting the man--Movie Crazy/Leonard Maltin


  1. Thanks so much for the link, KC! We sure had a good time on our trip. It was wonderful seeing where so many of our favorite movies were filmed!

    Best wishes,

  2. I can't believe how many locations you found Laura. I was impressed. It's much more difficult to find them "out in the wild" than on a city street.