The Motion Pictures

Lindsey D.'s ramblings on the moving image!


About the blogger:

I’m Lindsey, a 30-year-old gal from Michigan who adores old movies.

I fell in love with classic film at a young age, after being introduced to It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad WorldThe Wizard of OzGone with the Wind, and other greats by my grandparents. The obsession only grew from there!

When I’m not busy watching movies you can usually find me reading, snuggling with one of the many dogs and cats I call family, or spending time outdoors.

About the blog:

In 2010, I began keeping a list of every single film I watched. I’ve continued this tradition every year since, and as I began my third year of list-making, I decided to take things a step further by reviewing every “new to me” film. was launched on January 18, 2012 as a home for those reviews — a diary of my film discoveries.

Though I still think of TMP as a diary of my own viewing, I also hope to shed light on the lesser-knowns of the classic era and bring somewhat-forgotten films to the attention of my fellow old Hollywood buffs.

Most of the films covered here come from the 1930s through the early 1960s, though I occasionally cover silent films, period films, post-’65 flicks that are just too good to ignore, and classic television.

From January of 2012 through May of 2016, TMP was updated on a daily basis (with the exception of a few accidental skip days and no-WiFi vacations). Current schedule: New posts are sporadic, but I hope to post at least once a week!


All opinions and ideas published on this blog are my own unless otherwise stated. I claim no ownership of images or videos published here; credit is given to the web source or copyright owner whenever possible. I am not affiliated with any studio, actor, estate, agent, or the like.

All films and books reviewed are borrowed, rented or purchased using my own funds and of my own accord unless disclosed. Copies of films and books are accepted for review, but only under the condition of being able to provide a 100% honest review, and these posts are clearly marked. TMP does not accept sponsorships or paid content. was previously a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by linking to Links may still appear on the site (temporarily, as I work to remove them) but no longer generate revenue. is a member of the WordAds program.

Please direct any comments, questions or concerns to: tmplindsey [at] gmail [dot] com, or the replies section of this page!

65 thoughts on “About

  1. Welcome to Lamb! Lovely site, looks interesting and I’m really trying to get into more classic so I’ll be sure to check back when I have more time to read and comment.


      1. Lindsey, Just wanted to comment on the movie Redhead. If you check Johnny Downs listing IMDb you will see that the movie was released in 1941. Click on the movie and it will take you to the IMDb listing for the movie.


        1. I’ll update the post ASAP! There was no page for it that I could find in 2013, when I wrote the review. I searched multiple databases, multiple ways (including title-only, which in theory should have brought it up). Thanks for the tip!


  2. Thanks for following me! could you perhaps e-mail me how you did some of the stuff on your blog, i cant seem to figure it out at all! the recommended reading section on your homepage with small thumbnails and the changing banners! love it all! very well done! :)


    1. Thanks, I’m glad you like it! I can’t seem to find your email address, so I’ll just tell you right here:

      The changing headers can be made under Dashboard -> Appearance -> Header. Simply upload and crop more than one header photo; it’ll give you the option to either choose one of the images or show a different image on each page. (I think the setting is just called “Random.”)

      All of the stuff on the two sidebars comes from widgets, which are also under the Appearance section of the dashboard. My “Recommended Reading” section comes from a widget called “Posts I Like.” It automatically displays posts from any WordPress site that I click “like” on. The larger thumbnails on the home page are from the “Popular posts and pages” widget – another one that does all of the work for you, since the thumbnails show up based on your stats for the day :)

      Let me know if you have questions about thing else!


  3. Thanks Lindsey, how very kind of you to share this!
    I love your site and Ive improved mine a bit because of your willingness to share..thanks for that!
    Ill keep coming back here to see what youve written.

    Much love,



  4. This is a really nice looking blog. I like the layout and that you have an index page where one can easily access all of your reviews at a glance. Too many film blogs don’t have this and I find it frustrating. I like the idea of a 21-year-old who likes classic films. Is there a particular reason why you like classic films so much? I would presume other people your age are not into the old movies as much as you are, or am I wrong?


    1. You’re correct that I’m a rarity among my age group. I was introduced to the greats (The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, The Sound of Music, etc.) as a kid and loved them. In high school my interest grew because I discovered TCM, and the obsession just took off from there. Glad you like the blog!


  5. I love Cary Grant as much as you do. In fact, your header is killing me.

    Also, as I’ve said in the other comment, tremendous site! I love classic films too, and you have a fantastic layout — very appealing and filled with pictures of actors/films I adore.


  6. Lindsey, I love your ‘classics of the corn series’. I’m thinking of doing a William Castle Blogathon, which would be from July 29- Aug 2nd in honor of his release of The Tingler on the 29th of July 1959. It’ll be the 45th anniversary of the film, and I thought it would be great to do a little thingy for the grand showman of schlock. You were one of the first people I thought of who should contribute to the blogathon. Are you interested? I’d love to see you chime in…hope you do. Pick any film or theme you fancy!


    1. I’d love to participate! I’ve already done a Favorite Things About… post on The Tingler but I have a documentary about Castle on the DVR waiting to be watched, so I’ll give that a look and either cook up a tribute post to him or track down another of his films for review. Thanks for thinking of me!


      1. This is great, I’m so glad you’re into it. I’m starting to get the graphics ready for the event. You can write about anything you’re little heart desires. It’ll be fantastic. I’m going to purchase Spine Tingler too. I need to see it, it looks great. I’m going to launch the blogathon on May 31st the anniversary of William Castle’s passing and then the dates I’ve picked July 29-Aug 2. Glad to have you on board!


          1. Gee wiz, my birthday is the 1st of July. I love July people. Well, I’m glad you’ll be celebrating it with one of the great directors of all time…Cool, this is going to be fun


  7. Very cool site you have here. One of the best looking I’ve seen! Thanks for the follow at Let There Be Movies! Can I ask how you found us?


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