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Wednesday
Apr 11 2018

50th Anniversary: Planet of the Apes (1968)

by Eric Blume

Half a century ago two ultimate sci-fi classics were released.We've just revisted2001but what of the other hit?20th Century Fox released the originalPlanet of the Apesdirected by Franklin J.Schaffner and starring Charlton Heston at essentially the same time.  Revisiting the original film after decades of sequels and reboots provides some fascinating reveals...

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Monday
May 30 2016

On this Day in history as it relates to the movies...

Happy Memorial Day my peoples.Let's have another history lesson via showbiz

On this day in history as it relates to the movies...

1431Joan of Arc is burned at the stake.If you've never seenThe Passion of Joan of Arc(1928),one of the best movies of all time containing hugely powerful actressing by Falconetti you must repent.Save your soul and watch it.
1536King Henry VIII,whose wives all tended to die prematurely (funny how that happens) marries Jane Seymour (not to be confused with theDr Quinn Medicine Woman&Somewhere in Timeactress).477 years later Oscar Isaac sings about Queen Jane's tragic life inInside Llewyn Davis's very best scene.
1896Howard Hawks is born.Makes so many great films but my favorites are:Bringing Up Baby(1938),Red River(1948) andGentlemen Prefer Blondes(1953)

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013): The Death Of Queen Jane (The Movie Title Song)fromdky6dcnQbL dky6dcnQbLonVimeo.

1899Movie titan Irving Thalberg is born.The craziest actressexuals (*raises hand*) know him as Mr.Norma Shearer but mostly people think of him as "another name for an Honorary Oscar"though the prize is actually a bust of the man himself.39 people have won this at the Oscars for亚博主页bodies of work that "reflect a consistently high quality of motion picture production".All 39 of them have been men.
1920Franklin J Schaffner is born in Tokyo to American missionary parents.He'll eventually direct motion pictures likeThe Stripper,Boys from Brazil,andPlanet of the Apesand win the Oscar forPatton(1970).
1928International treasure Agnès Varda is born in Belgium. Anne Mariewrote about her work last yearso check that out.
1941Blood and Sand,Tyrone Power's matador pic,is released.Wins Best Cinematography at the Oscars.亚博主页Happy 75th Anniversary!
1971"Adele Dazeem"is born,shatters the ear drum of the doctor who spanks her newborn tush.
2003Finding Nemoopens in movie theaters.Begins its gargantuan box office swim through movie theaters
2014Maleficentopens in theaters,desecreating the beautiful wickedness of one of the all time great screen villains by making her a misunderstood victim.

Will you be making history today?What's your plan?