Dec 31

5 Silent Movies That Are Great To Watch Even Today

Guest blog by film enthusiast Craig Hunter. Cinema has come a long way, making it easy to overlook the importance of silent movies in cinematic history. These movies compensate for the lack of dialogue by using over-the-top expressions and a slower pace that requires greater concentration. In some movies, these elements help to build up […]

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Nov 21

TCM Club October 2023 Meeting

Our Triangle Classic Movie Club met on Sunday, October 22, 2023 for the Fathom Big Screen Classics 60th Anniversary screening of The Birds (1963), starring “Tippi” Hendren and Rod Taylor. Afterwards, club members indulged in “coffee and” at Panera Bread to discuss and enjoy a fun, robust critique of The Birds. Using a “now vs. then” approach […]

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Nov 20

10 Must-Watch Alfred Hitchcock Classic Movies

Guest blog by film enthusiast Craig Hunter. Making more than 50 movies over that many years, Alfred Hitchcock earned himself the status of cinema icon and an eternal place as the preeminent master of suspense. Just like a close NFL game, Hitchcock’s films keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. […]

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Jul 30

Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design

We return from a Classic Couple summer sabbatical to share an amazing experience running until August 6, 2023 at the North Carolina Museum of Art. The Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design special exhibition at NCMA organized by Julia Long displays the film and television work of Academy Award-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter. Spanning […]

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May 22

Exclusive Interview with Laurence Braunberger: Martin Roumagnac Restoration Project

Rarely-seen French film noir classic Martin Roumagnac (American title The Room Upstairs), a 1946 film by Georges Lacombe, is now available in a 4K restoration. Starring Marlene Dietrich opposite her real-life lover Jean Gabin, Martin Roumagnac is the only movie these two icons ever made together. Lacombe’s tragic postwar romance is a tale of class […]

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Apr 16

TCMFF 2023: Red Carpet Roundup

Red carpet roundup photo gallery of hosts, stars and special guests from the TCM Classic Film Festival Hollywood 2023. TCM Classic Film Festival Hollywood 2023.

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Apr 14

Exclusive Interview: George Stevens, Jr.

In advance of the screening of Penny Serenade (1941) during the TCM Classic Film Festival Hollywood 2023, I sat down with George Stevens, Jr. for a chat about the classic film directed by his father George Stevens and to reminisce about his life in Hollywood and Washington. A champion of the arts and social justice […]

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Apr 12

Academy Award Winner Roger Deakins “Byways” Book Signing and Q&A: Saturday, April 15, 2023

Join Academy Award-winning cinematographer Sir Roger Deakins for a BYWAYS book signing and Q&A reception on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at the Mecklenburg Country Club in Chase City, VA. BOOK SIGNING: 12-4pm Q&A RECEPTION: 5-7pm (with Roger and his wife and collaborator, James, moderated by Beverly Wood, friend film industry colleague who collaborated with them for over 30 years on various film projects) Roger […]

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Oct 20

Voodoo Macbeth: The Play that Changed Everything

Before there was Citizen Kane (1941) there was Voodoo Macbeth, the theater production that brought Orson Welles into the spotlight. Performed in Harlem at the Lafayette Theater as part of the Negro Theatre Unit in New York, Voodoo Macbeth gave Welles the opportunity to direct Shakespeare’s Macbeth with an all-Black cast. Reimagined in a Haitian setting, Voodoo Macbeth […]

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Oct 10

TCM Documentary: High Noon on the Waterfront

In October 2022, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) explores the 75th anniversary of the Hollywood Blacklist and its impact on classic movies. Included in the programming, TCM airs the TCM Original Documentary High Noon on the Waterfront (2022), highlighting Carl Foreman screenwriter for High Noon (1952) and Elia Kazan director of On the Waterfront (1954). TCM primetime programming on Thursday, October 13, […]

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