2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 55,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 13 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.


DUELING DIVAS À l’ombre du noir

Concluding a year during which this blog took on a life of its own, I submit what I believe is my last blogathon entry of 2012.  This is a very special event hosted by the ultra talented Backlots, the Dueling Divas blogathon. As my entry, I chose to compare two grand divas of noir, Phyllis Dietrichson in […]


Paramount Pictures a centennial tribute

As I readied for the last couple of weeks of 2012 I intended to revisit and re-share a tribute to Paramount Pictures that I’d previously posted.  The great studio celebrated its centennial this year and its legacy deserves attention from movie fans as so much of what they gave us is awesome.   There was […]


Thugs, mugs and dames…a pictorial

A crime-laden gallery.  As an homage to classic crime films and the legends who portrayed the criminals, following is a historical pictorial from the earliest days of the crime genre on film through the 1940s.  These depict the faces of crime through time.  Some are obscure, some are familiar, but I hope all are enjoyable. […]

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1947 Film Noir poster gallery

Having recently submitted my contribution to the special, year-end issue of The Dark Pages, a newsletter for film noir lovers, it’s reasonable I have noir on my mind.  In order to quell the dark thirst, I went out and started looking at theatrical posters of noir films released in 1947 as the special issue of […]


My Movie Alphabet

So how many times have I said that I hate lists in posts?  OK.  Many.  I will never do so again.  I ran into Mettel Ray Movie Blog and saw a great blogathon idea that entails creating and commenting on the mother of all lists.  And here I am, by choice, facing quite the challenge […]