100 American Films to Save: Dismay (1955-1965)

You can find the introduction and index for this series here. Film Director Year Type It’s Always Fair Weather Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly 1955 Narrative feature The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Nunnally Johnson 1956 Narrative feature Peyton Place Mark Robson 1957 Narrative feature Last Train from Gun Hill John Sturges 1959 Narrative feature… Read More 100 American Films to Save: Dismay (1955-1965)

The Five-Movies Test or: Which Director Has Had the Best Stretch of Consecutive Feature-Length Films in English?

Steven Hyden introduced his five-albums test more than a decade ago as a third way to judge a band, short of its popularity or its critical acclaim. While this one is not meant to stand on its own—for example, he’s not sure that either Bob Dylan nor the Rolling Stones had made five great albums… Read More The Five-Movies Test or: Which Director Has Had the Best Stretch of Consecutive Feature-Length Films in English?

Better than AFI’s 100 Years…100 Stars: 11-15

To see my running list of the hundred greatest movie stars in American film history, click here All stars are listed with a single film which is particularly important, though not exclusively so, to understanding what makes them vital to American movies. 15) Clark Gable / Key film – Gone with the Wind There’s kind of… Read More Better than AFI’s 100 Years…100 Stars: 11-15