What is a montage?

A montage is the assembling together of images in a film, usually in quick succession, often dissolving into one another. It can be used to convey action and the passage of time, newspaper headlines and theater marquees flying by as a dancer rises to stardom, or, as in the work of Sergei Eisenstein, to evoke … Read more

From what movie did rock group Duran Duran get its name?

Rock group Duran Duran got its name from the science fiction movie Barbarella (1968). Duran Duran (the Concierge) was a character played by Milo O’Shea. The rock group Fine Young Cannibals got their name came from the movie soap opera All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960), directed by Michael Anderson and starring Robert Wagner and … Read more

When was the National Legion of Decency formed?

The National Legion of Decency was formed in 1934, by a group of Roman Catholic bishops. Through it, films were reviewed and rated for their decency. If the movie was not approved, a boycott was advised.

How many films did Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers star in together?

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers starred in ten films together. They are: 1. Flying Down to Rio (1933) 2. The Gay Divorcee (1934) 3. Roberta (1935) 4. Top Hat (1935) 5. Follow the Fleet (1936) 6. Swing Time (1936) 7. Shall We Dance (1937) 8. Carefree (1938) 9. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle … Read more

Who played The Wizard of Oz in The Wiz (1978)?

Richard Pryor played The Wizard of Oz in The Wiz (1978). The following played the other leads. Dorothy—Diana Ross Scarecrow—Michael Jackson Tinman—Nipsey Russell Cowardly Lion—Ted Ross

When was Warner Brothers known as Warner Brothers-Seven Arts?

For a brief period from 1967 to 1969, Warner Brothers was known as Warner Brothers-Seven Arts. It got that name when it was acquired by the Canadian-based Seven Arts Productions. In 1969, Warner Brothers became part of Kinney National Service, which later became Warner Communications.

What was producer Samuel Goldwyn’s real name?

Samuel Goldfish was producer Samuel Goldwyn’s real name. The name was first coined in 1916 when Goldfish (1882-1974) formed a company with several partners, including Edgar Selwyn (1875-1944). Fusing the names of its founders, the new company was named “Goldwyn.” Goldfish liked the name so much he made it legally his own in 1918.

Who was Shaft in the movie of the same name (1971)?

John Shaft, “the black private dick that’s a sex machine to all the chicks,” was played by Richard Roundtree in the movie Shaft. The Oscar-winning “Theme from Shaft” was by Isaac Hayes.

How tall was Harvey the Rabbit?

Playwright Mary Chase placed Harvey, the invisible rabbit companion of Elwood P. Dowd, at six feet, one and a half inches tall. Elwood P. Dowd was played by James Stewart in the movie version of Harvey (1950). James Stewart was six feet, three and a half inches tall.

Who was “The Oomph Girl”?

Ann Sheridan was “The Oomph Girl”. Veronica Lake was “The Peekaboo Girl”. Lizabeth Scott was “The Threat”.

What was Little Sheba?

Little Sheba was the name of Lola Delaney’s (Shirley Booth’s) dog in Come Back, Little Sheba (1952).

Who starred in the remake of My Man Godfrey (1957)?

June Allyson took the role of madcap heiress Irene Bullock (played by Carole Lombard in the original 1936 version) in the remake of My Man Godfrey (1957). David Niven took the role of Godfrey Parke, the rich man posing as a butler (played by William Powell in the original).

What did Hitchcock consider his best MacGuffin?

Hitchcock used the word MacGuffin to mean a pretext for a suspense plot, an object or secret, such as military plans, of vital importance to the characters but of no real importance to the filmmaker. He thought his best MacGuffin was the set of vague “government secrets” in North by Northwest (1959), because this MacGuffin … Read more

How many films did John Wayne direct?

John Wayne directed two films. He directed The Alamo (1960) and codirected The Green Berets (1968) with Ray Kellogg and (uncredited) Mervyn LeRoy. Wayne also directed some scenes (uncredited) of The Comancheros (1961, directed by Michael Curtiz).