I was first introduced to the films of legendary silver screen star Olivia de Havilland back in 1974. My family had been dining out and my brother was working at the establishment to help finance his college expenses. His bartender uniform consisted of a white ruffled shirt.
If movies are something you have a passionate relationship with, then TCM's festivals give you the chance to seal that relationship with a personal memory -- and I'm already looking forward to what this year's memories will be.
How times have changed. I grew up in the '70s, when it was still a big deal to have a color TV. We had a handful of major stations on the VHF band, and a couple of minor ones on UHF. Many people nowadays don't even know what those terms mean.
Halfway through the '60s, Hollywood was floundering its way trying to get in sync with and, more importantly in the studios' little bottom-line mind, trying to exploit the revolutionary tide of the times which emboldened that decade to consider itself the epiphany of the century.
The plane was rolling towards us now, the ground controller pulling it towards him by swinging the two lighted cones backwards
Admittedly, there are a lot of books mentioned here. But that's because there are so many worth highlighting. And so, without further ado, here are the books every film buff or film historian will want to know about.
Many of us remember movies from our childhood, their effect on us then and now. Sure, I saw all the Disney releases of my generation, but I was raised by a single mother and old movies shown on late night TV were my babysitters.
It's 1985 and the Doc rocks up at our doors offering to take us back in time. You jump into the time machine and suddenly, you come face-to-face with your younger self. What would you tell your younger self?
"The general rule of thumb is the better body you have, the more casual your clothes can be."