Tag Archives: Color

An American in Paris

“This is Paris, and I’m an American who lives here. My name is Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly), and I’m an ex-G.I. In 1945 when the army told me to find my own job, I stayed on. And I’ll tell you why: I’m a painter, and all my life that’s all I’ve ever wanted to do. […]

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The Naked Spur

Howard Kemp (James Stewart) is a bounty hunter tracking a fugitive named Ben Vandergroat (Robert Ryan) through the Colorado Rockies. Vandergroat is wanted for murder in Abilene, Kansas and a $5,000 bounty is posted. Kemp returned to his home following the Civil War to find out that he lost his land and has turned to […]

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Picnic

We all know Hal Carter (William Holden). We should. We all went to school with him. He attended every high school in every state. He’s the guy that was the star athlete. He got all the girls. All the guys wanted to be like him. It looked like everything went his way and life’s skids […]

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White Christmas

White Christmas is your humble reviewer’s favorite holiday-themed movie. To simply call it a movie may be an injustice – it’s an experience! People fall in love with movies and they become very personal. This movie is a perfect example or something that can really touch you. As White Christmas has been so widely reviewed, […]

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Carousel

Carousel is one of the most unusual musicals that I have ever seen. It features beautiful music and fantastic scenery but the story is quite dark. Carousel could be called a “remake” of the 1934 French film Lilliom, which starred Charles Boyer. In fact, if you buy the two-DVD 50th Anniversary edition of the movie, […]

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