Category: Films By Decade

Exploring films from the first silent movies through to present day classic cinema

Louis Le Prince – The Life of The Father Of Cinematography

Louis Le Prince is widely considered to be the Father of Cinematography. He was a talented inventor with a vast knowledge of photography for the time. He held 5 patents for camera and projectors. He also recorded moving the image a year before Thomas Edison did. Until recently, he was a forgotten legend in film’s…
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Harvey (1950) – Film Review

It can be pretty hard to act when your co-star is invisible. Somehow James Stewart makes it work. Harvey is, and always will be, my favourite film, based solely on Stewart’s acting. Stewart plays Elwood P. Dowd, a friendly and awkward man who’s best friend is a 6 foot, three and a half inch tall…
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The Costume Quirks of the Wizard of Oz

The Costume Quirks of The Wizard Of Oz

Everyone has seen the Wizard Of Oz! The musical was one of the first films to prove that the expensive Technicolor process could be profitable. Studio head Louis B Mayer (of MGM) demanded the film be as colourful as possible. The teams crafted every scene to be as impressive as possible. The costume team designed…
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The Top Hat Feather Incident

From Disaster to Iconic Gown – The ‘Top Hat’ Feather Incident

Dancing and beautiful dresses go hand in hand. The swish and swing of an outfit amplifies every movement. Ginger Rogers’ costumes in her films are almost as stunning as her dancing talent. One of Rogers’ most famous dresses is this one, from the Cheek to Cheek routine in Top Hat (1935) via GIPHY The dress…
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