Technicolor Dream: John Ford’s <em>Drums Along The Mohawk</em>
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Technicolor Dream: John Ford’s Drums Along The Mohawk

As remarkable as 1939 is in the history of film, there is only one director who accomplished a hat trick that year. Iconic Western director John Ford crafted three films in that 12 month period which accomplished  feats that any other director would take a lifetime to achieve. He re-invented–and defined– a genre with Stagecoach, … Continue reading

The Story of Film: An Odyssey – Chapter 3 “The Great Rebel Filmmakers Around the World”
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The Story of Film: An Odyssey – Chapter 3 “The Great Rebel Filmmakers Around the World”

Here at The Moviola, we will be covering Mark Cousins’ 15-part documentary The Story of Film: An Odyssey every week, providing you with an overview of each episode of The Story of Film as well as a closer look at some of the accompanying movies set to air on TCM. Today, we examine the third installment, “The … Continue reading

DVD Review: Going Hollywood (1933)
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DVD Review: Going Hollywood (1933)

Before motion pictures learned to talk– they sang. Vitaphone, the champions of sound technology, had been producing short musical films as early as 1926 (others existed before then), and it is hardly a coincidence that the first major studio talking picture, The Jazz Singer, was more singing than actual talking. And as the early talkies … Continue reading