One year, one film: 1939 – The Women

The film: The Women, dir. George Cukor starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine, etc. Rating: Recommended | Highly Recommended | MUST-SEE The poster may scream “It’s all about men!,” and in a way, it is… but more than anything, The Women is a stellar showcase of some of old Hollywood’s most talented ladies. Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine, Lucile … Continue reading One year, one film: 1939 – The Women

FIFTEEN endlessly re-watchable classics, Part III of III

As much as I love discovering new films, there are many films that I consistently return to. They’re the warm, snuggle-y blanket hiding within the abyss of my many hours of move-watching each month. The following are the final five of my fifteen of my favorites classics to re-watch. (This is not a definitive list of the most re-watchable classic films ever.) 11. Stella Dallas … Continue reading FIFTEEN endlessly re-watchable classics, Part III of III

Favorite things about… The Women (1939)

A note from Lindsey: Exactly a year ago today I published a post about 1939’s The Women, which I had discovered two days earlier. (I posted a very tiny review of it.) Here’s another look at the film, which became an instant favorite and was viewed multiple times last year. The favorite film: The Women, a 1939 comedy with an all-female cast, directed by the … Continue reading Favorite things about… The Women (1939)

FIVE favorite films of George Cukor

George Dewey Cukor was born on July 7, 1899. Had he been born superhuman (which, in terms of talent, he was), last Saturday would have been his 113th birthday. Though he was replaced as the director of the legendary 1939 film Gone with the Wind, Cukor would go on to become a legend in his own right, directing some of classic Hollywood’s best films and … Continue reading FIVE favorite films of George Cukor

Lindsey’s Lists: Characters with enviable wardrobes (Part IV)

Penelope Wilhern – Penelope (2006) Designed by: Jill Taylor Penelope may be a film focused on the importance of inner beauty, but wardrobe designer Jill Taylor did a great job of giving the title character, Penelope Wilhern, a fantastic sense of style in addition to her smarts and wit. Her wardrobe is very ladylike, sometimes bordering on whimsical. She has a beautiful collection of jewel-toned … Continue reading Lindsey’s Lists: Characters with enviable wardrobes (Part IV)

The Women (1939)

Watched February 5, 2012 The Women (1939): 5/5! Let me begin by saying that this film has an AMAZING cast, which is what attracted me to it in the first place. Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Norma Shearer, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine… it doesn’t get much better. And this fantastic cast certainly doesn’t disappoint. The script itself is very clever, but is even further escalated by … Continue reading The Women (1939)