Sunset Blvd. (1950) – Episode 81

Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember this show is completely free and independent. All I ask is that you jump over to iTunes and give me a review. Today’s movie is Sunset Blvd. (1950). Sunset Blvd. (1950) is certainly one of the greatest movies in American film history. It is also one of the greatest film noirs of all time. At release, the film was nominated for 11 Oscars and received three. Time magazine stated, “Hollywood at its worst told by Hollywood at its best.” [1] This movie not only had faces, it had dialogue, storytelling, passion, and suspense. Told in noir fashion this film begins at the death of one of the two main characters. As the story is revealed the watcher is able to see the intricate dance…

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It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) – Episode 53

Jimmy Stewart It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) is a beloved Christmas movie featuring an all-star cast. With the help of an angel, George Bailey gets his life back on track. Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follows the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Today’s movie is a Christmas favorite features some great stars. The film is It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)[i] [ii] starring the amazing James Stewart as George Bailey. Jimmy as I will refer to him from here on, was born in 1908. At prep school, Jimmy was an athlete, musician, and actor. He entered Princeton in 1929 and continued to act while studying. Following graduation, he toured with the University Players and was on Broadway in 1932. The Depression dried up any work for the young actor. In 1934, the lanky actor went to Hollywood and quickly found…

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