Crowds of ration-weary movie goers found refuge in darkened movie houses during the 1940s. Many men were off at war, and many weren’t ever coming home. Because of this, more women than ever were working outside the home to help factories keep up with production. So, a couple of hours at the movies was probably welcome relief for them – if they had time to go, that is. Let’s take a look at some of the notable Academy Award winners of the 1940s.Read More
Another month, another decade of film to celebrate! The historical context of the forties is obviously dominated by World War II. The Great Depression has ended, FDR has been in office since 1933 and will stay there until 1945. The US enters the war in 1941, but it takes some time for this to be reflected in film. Here are some of my favorite movies of the decade.Read More
When you look at the variety and scope of films made in the 1940s, it really is one of the greatest decades for film. These are my favorites and I’ll categorize them in three ways: 1. Just Great Movies. 2. Best Foreign Films. 3. Best Portrait of Life in the 1940s.Read More
Over the past 20 years of DVD Netflix, it’s no surprise when it comes to the classics, there are some big movies that have stood the test of time.
Whether it’s an opportunity to watch a film for the first time, to watch it again for the 100th time or to introduce the movie to a new generation, these films show up on queues again and again. What are DVD Netflix subscribers’ favorite classics? Here are the top ten most rented pre-1970s movies and why they are important.Read More
Rick Byrne is graphic designer who loves to watch movies and shows while he works. It allows him to be more creative and more productive while enjoying one of his great passions in life: movies.Read More