Clash of the Titans (1981); Review by Robin Franson Pruter

clash of the titansOriginally released 12 Jun 1981
Written by Beverley Cross
Directed by Desmond Davis

Starring Harry Hamlin, Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier, Judi Bowker, and Burgess Meredith

My rating: ★★★1/2 stars

Strong narrative elevates special effects-driven film.

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To Each His Own; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

to each his own posterOriginally released 12 Mar 1946
Screenplay by Charles Brackett and Jacques Thery from a story by Charles Brackett
Directed by Mitchell Leisen

Starring Olivia de Havilland, John Lund, and Mary Anderson

My rating: ★★★★ stars

Outstanding romantic drama of a woman’s struggles through two world wars.

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Announcing the Hail to the Chief Blogathon!

This November, voters in America will elect the 45th President of the United States of America. From George Washington to Barack Obama, 43 men have held that office (Cleveland is counted twice). Movies and television have told the stories of many of those people, plus a few more conjured from writers’ imaginations.



From October 28 – November 1, it’s time to pick a president!


1. Feel free to write about any film or television show about the President of the United States of America, real or fictional. Or, write about how various films and TV shows present a single president.  The choice is yours.

2. One duplicate of each topic will be allowed.

3. To express your interest in participating in the blogathon, leave a comment on my blog, along with the name and URL of your blog, and the subject you wish to cover, or you can always register by email at: robinpruter@gmail.com. For those of you who wish to register by email, please be sure to include the name and URL of your blog, and the topic you wish to cover. Once you get confirmation, please spread the word about this blogathon by advertising the event on your blog. Below are a few banners, so grab yourself a banner, and blog away!

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Pop Culture Reverie: Dick (1999)

B Noir Detour: Suddenly (1954)

Finding Franchot: Advise and Consent (1962)

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: PT-109 (1963)

Once Upon a Screen: Fail-Safe (1964)

Musings of a Classic Film Addict: Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

Movierob: TBD


The Moon Is Blue; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

moon is blueOriginally released 8 Jul 1953
Written by F. Hugh Herbert

Directed by Otto Preminger

Starring Maggie McNamara, William Holden, and David Niven

My rating: ★★★ stars

Once considered shocking, this romantic comedy is charmingly old-fashioned today.

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San Francisco; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

san franciscoOriginally released 26 Jun 1936
Written by Anita Loos, from a story by Robert Hopkins
Directed by W.S. Van Dyke

Starring Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, and Spencer Tracy

My rating: ★★★ stars

Epic story of romance set against the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

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Liebster Award #2

liebsterBex at Film Music Central has nominated me for a Liebster award. Yay!

There are a few rules:

  • Answer my nominator’s 11 questions
  • Nominate up to 11 additional bloggers
  • Ask 11 questions to my nominees

Click “Continue Reading” for my answers, nominations, and questions…

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Queen Margot (La reine Margot); Review by Robin Pruter

queenmargotOriginally released 13 May 1994 (France)
Scenario and adaptation by Danièle Thompson and Patrice Chéreau
Dialogue by  Danièle Thompson

Directed by Patrice Chéreau

Starring Isabelle Adjani, Vincent Perez, Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Pascal Greggory, and Virna Lisi

My rating: ★★★★ stars

A young queen struggles during a time of religious turmoil and civil war.

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