Month: July 2012

The Quiet Man

The “best” films are the ones that touch us on an emotional level.  They stir, they move, they ultimately conquer us.  I am all too willing to surrender to them, be transported.  That’s what John Ford’s The Quiet Man does.  A lovely… Read More ›

The Best Years of Our Lives

There are movies.  And then there are MOVIES. WWII has just ended and three servicemen meet on their way back home to the town of Boone City.  Air Force Captain Fred Derry, Infantry Sergeant Al Stephenson and Sailor Homer Parrish…. Read More ›

Just looking at Ginger

A very rare, quadruple threat in American cinema would have turned 102 years old today.  I haven’t a clue how to put into words the joy she’s brought to so many through the years by way of her extraordinary talents. … Read More ›


“Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo-doo Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo-doo Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo-doo… I’m singing in the rain Just singing in the rain What a glorious feelin’ I’m happy again…” I spent the entire night “Doo-dloo-doo ing.”  It’s not a complaint, mind you, it’s pure joy as I am… Read More ›

Memories ON THE TOWN

Following is one of my earliest classic movie memories as I shared it on The Cinementals site, a random post on June 5.  It’s on a movie that means the world to me, that was a revelation and one, which… Read More ›

Errol Flynn: A pictorial

I posted the following on the anniversary of Errol Flynn’s birthday on June 20 as that day’s entry of the Cinemental Journey on the former The Cinementals site.  But in looking at him in Vincent Sherman’s, THE ADVENTURES OF DON… Read More ›


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