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. Hey Lindsey, how did you get your hands on a copy of “Embraceable You” (1948)? I can’t find it online and it doesn’t seem there was ever a VHS/DVD release of the film. I’d like to see it, but have no way to physically do so.


  2. Hey Lindsey, how did you find a copy of Embraceable You (1948)? Can’t find it online, and it doesn’t seem there was a VHS/DVD release. I’d like to see the film, but can’t find a way to physically watch it.


    1. c/p in case you didn’t see my reply above:
      I caught it on TCM a few years ago. Sadly, a very difficult film to get ahold of! I would love to see it get a proper DVD release.


  3. Hi Lindsey! I just recently started blogging myself so I am discovering all kinds of great blogs and people who love classic film :) Just scrolling through your posts, there are a lot of films you have written about that I actually have not seen, so I look forward to watching and reading!


  4. Hi Lindsey! My name is Paul, an Australian classic film fan also blogging in Silver Screen Classics. Just discovered your blog and enjoyed your article on Dark Hazard, which I am about to write about myself! Look forward to reading more of your work. Really glad I found your page. Best regards!


    1. What a cool bit of trivia from your family history! I have actually seen a few of your grandfather’s films! I hadn’t seen that particular article, so thanks for the link. Eliot’s biography is definitely on my to-read list.


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