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Little Women: Life with the Marches

A NEW SENSATION OF SHEER LOVELINESS GLORIFIES THE SCREEN! The most famous of the many adaptations of Louisa May Alcott’s classic, semi-autobiographical Civil War-era novel wasn’t the first. The story had already been filmed as two silent dramas, in 1917 and 1918. There has always been something appealing about the novel for each new generation. … Continue reading Little Women: Life with the Marches

The Lady Vanishes: Terror on a Train

COMEDY! CHILLS! CHUCKLES! IN A MYSTERY EXPRESS! Alfred Hitchcock was contractually bound to do one more film for producer Edward Black, but he was out of ideas. That’s when Black suggested “The Lost Lady”, an adaptation of a novel by Ethel Lina White. The project had begun a year earlier with a crew journeying to … Continue reading The Lady Vanishes: Terror on a Train

20000 Leagues Under the Sea: Finding Nemo

I love Jules Verne’s novels. After having read many of them when I was a kid, I can easily say that what turned them into such great adventures was the author’s ability to make the reader believe that the fantastical technology and achievements were indeed possible. Go around the world in merely 80 days the … Continue reading 20000 Leagues Under the Sea: Finding Nemo