Love him or hate him there’s no denying Alfred Hitchcock has earned the term “Master of Suspense.” The director has a body of work so diverse the Dames were fairly flush for choice for this week’s five. So, in honor of Alfred Hitchcock’s birthday, here are our five […]
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The 1962 remake of the Oscar Hammerstein musical State Fair can’t seem to emerge from the shadow of its’ more popular original source material. In fact, the film is largely only available in box sets partnered with the 1945 feature. However, the later take on State Fair packs an A-list cast and brings […]
During Walt Disney‘s tenure, the creator’s movies are widely known for their wholesome, good old-fashioned conservatism. At first glance, the films harken back to an idealized Rockwellian Americana. However, when examining one of the studio’s most popular features from this era, The Parent Trap, the story is actually more complex than […]
The on-screen partnership of Doris Day and Rock Hudson is a fondly remembered one in Hollywood history. The actors made three features together: Pillow Talk, Lover Come Back, and Send Me No Flowers. Of these movies, Pillow Talk has been the most successful, finding an easy staying power in […]
Even if you haven’t actually watched Rebel Without a Cause, most know the iconic image of actor James Dean. The young actor wears a red jacket, his pout and pompadour are the very image of a brooding 1950s masculinity. In fact, along with Marlon Brando’s performance in The Wild […]
“I shall never forget the weekend that Laura died…”. It’s one of the most interesting opening lines in film history. Spoken by Clifton Webb, the line sets the film’s tone. The 1944 movie is a fascinating study of gender. It not only presents a different take on the the femme fatale, but […]
The relationship between Marilyn Monroe and feminism can best be described as problematic. Monroe, whose name and glamor have spanned the decades, played a number of iconic roles during her short career. However, a number of these characters are stereotypical “dumb blondes”. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is one of Monroe’s most famous films. Interestingly, the musical […]