Favorite things about… How to Steal a Million (1966)

The favorite film: How to Steal a Million, directed by William Wyler The synopsis: Monsieur Bonnet has a legendary art collection. He sells select works for great prices at auction, and lends others to museums for special exhibits. His father was also in the art business. But the Bonnets have a secret: they’re forgers, not collectors! When a Venus statue, supposedly sculpted by Cellini but … Continue reading Favorite things about… How to Steal a Million (1966)

The Magic of Audrey (2011)

The Magic of Audrey is a television documentary originally released in 2011, which aired several times on the Decades TV network in March. This biographical special details Audrey Hepburn’s life and career, incorporating photographs, movie clips, trailers, interviews, and newsreel clips to tell her story. This documentary is on the short side, but still manages to give a good overview of Audrey’s life and work. … Continue reading The Magic of Audrey (2011)

TMP Reads: Audrey Hepburn in the Movies

As the title would suggest, Audrey Hepburn in the Movies by film critic Timothy Knight (Metro Books, 2009) is a retrospective of the Hollywood career of the legendary Audrey Hepburn. Included with the beautiful, full-color hardcover book is a DVD of a documentary. Today, I’ll be reviewing both the book and the accompanying doc. The book clocks in at only 176 pages, but Knight makes … Continue reading TMP Reads: Audrey Hepburn in the Movies

Symbiotic Collaborations: Audrey Hepburn and William Wyler

William Wyler was, without a doubt, one of the greatest directors to ever work in Hollywood. With a career spanning from the silent era all the way up to 1970, his credits are numerous and varied, with some of classic film’s greatest titles among the list. From the epic Ben-Hur to The Best Years of Our Lives, one of the most poignant films ever made about the second … Continue reading Symbiotic Collaborations: Audrey Hepburn and William Wyler

TCM’s Greatest Classic Romances: Love in the Afternoon

Welcome to day two of TMP’s coverage of the TCM Greatest Classic Films: Romance DVD set! As you’ll know if you saw yesterday’s review, the four films in this set are re-watches for me, and I’m reviewing them in the order in which they appear in the set. Yesterday’s film: Splendor in the Grass FILM #2: Love in the Afternoon (1957) Directed by Billy Wilder … Continue reading TCM’s Greatest Classic Romances: Love in the Afternoon

Favorite things about… Charade

This post does contain some spoilers for the film… but I haven’t spoiled everything! ALSO a very special thanks to my wonderful mom for getting me a copy of Charade on DVD! So happy to finally have this one in my collection! The favorite film: Charade, a 1963 mystery-comedy directed by the great Stanley Donen The synopsis: Regina Lampert has just discovered that her husband, … Continue reading Favorite things about… Charade

Favorite things about… Roman Holiday (1953)

The favorite film: Roman Holiday, a 1953 romantic comedy directed by William Wyler and released by Paramount Pictures The synopsis: Princess Ann is feeling stifled by the confines of her royal family’s conventions. While on a publicity tour of Europe, Ann makes a plan to rebel against those restrictions and sneak out of her room to explore Rome. She falls asleep on a bench when … Continue reading Favorite things about… Roman Holiday (1953)