100 American Films to Save: Mirrors (1946-1952)

You can find the introduction and index for this series here. Film Director Year Type Dragonwyck Joseph L. Mankiewicz 1946 Narrative feature Nightmare Alley Edmund Goulding 1947 Narrative feature I Remember Mama George Stevens 1948 Narrative feature “Goodbye, Miss Turlock” Edward L. Cahn 1948 Short Strange Victory Leo Hurwitz 1948 Documentary The Secret Land Orville O.… Read More 100 American Films to Save: Mirrors (1946-1952)

“We Can Begin to Live Again” – Portraits of Adjustment in Post-World War II American Cinema

Main Street on the March!, a short movie by Edward Cahn, is a forerunner for what has become, beyond the postwar years, a significant mode in World War II filmmaking. Cahn’s picture depicts an American public which is blissfully unaware that war will come to their territorial borders, and that they will send out so… Read More “We Can Begin to Live Again” – Portraits of Adjustment in Post-World War II American Cinema

A Letter to Three Wives (1949) and The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Starring Ann Sothern, Linda Darnell, Jeanne Crain Dir. Vincente Minnelli. Starring Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon In the wake of film noir, which used voiceovers and flashbacks to greater effect than ever before, A Letter to Three Wives and The Bad and the Beautiful are logical conclusions outside the genre. A Letter to Three… Read More A Letter to Three Wives (1949) and The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)