The Classic Film and TV Cafe is a blog devoted to classic movies and television series, ranging from the silent film era to the s. Come into the Cafe and join in the conversation! Sunday, November 20, Ante Meridiem Theatre: Late Night Movie Watching Requires Stealth and Elasticity Ante Meridiem Theatre is a place to focus on movies that used to crop up on television late at night into the early morning hours.
He now teaches screenwriting at the American Film Institute. His wife, Susan, has seen more movies and knows them better than anyone I know.
Together, they have put together a film list of must-see American films. It has my seal of approval. As a matter of fact, I use it often. Schoedsack This is the famous early horror classic about a giant ape with a weakness for a beautiful blonde. Forced to spend the fishing season on their work boat, the boy forms a strong bond with a Portuguese fisherman, and learns their values.
Spencer Tracy won an Academy Award for his performance in this wonderful film for the whole family. Exceptionally beautiful black and white cinematography. Before he can retrieve his specimen, he must help the heiress transport a leopard named Baby to her eccentric aunt. A wonderful screwball comedy.
Probably the single most famous Hollywood film ever made. Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette Directed by Preston Sturges A con artist and his daughter target a clumsy, eccentric heir as their next mark — until the girl falls in love with him.
When the heir jilts her, she concocts a unique revenge. Along the way, he meets a beautiful blonde waif and really does learn about life — though not in the way he imagined.
Cohan, with a knock-out Oscar-winning performance by Cagney, is probably the most unabashedly patriotic American film. Robinson Directed by Billy Wilder A seductive housewife persuades an insurance investigator to help her murder her husband, and his partner begins to suspect the scheme.
Has a sentimental but unforgettable ending. Clever script with witty dialogue and an unforgettable character: Then an inexperienced angel shows him what the world would have been like had he never been born in order to demonstrate the enormous effect one life can have on others.
Funny, sad and unforgettable.
This is a terrific Western. An unsavory group of Mexican bandits are responsible for the immortal line: Married attorneys find themselves on opposite sides of the courtroom during an attempted murder trial.The Killing of a Sacred Deer Discussed and Explained - or how this movie is so crazy, so messed up, as to be amazing - IMDB.
Ante Meridiem Theatre is a place to focus on movies that used to crop up on television late at night into the early morning hours. This month, I thought I’d stick with the theme of Movie-Watching Memories and share with you the things that can happen when you stay up past your bedroom for a movie.
Imagine you are getting married. The big day has arrived. You're walking down the aisle on your father's arm and your eyes meet the eyes of the person you know you're going to spend the rest of. Welcome to our latest edition! As always, you will be given a pair or trio of films or performers.
Your task is to find the common connection. It could be anything--two stars who acted in the same movie, two movies that share a common theme, etc.
As always, don't answer all the questions so others. The Killing of a Sacred Deer Discussed and Explained - or how the makers of The Lobster have returned with even more craziness and insanity than ever before. Moonstruck Blu-ray (Award Series) (): Starring Cher, Nicolas Cage and Vincent Gardenia.
A widowed Brooklyn book-keeper is torn between her fiancé and his benjaminpohle.com: Michael Reuben.