Film Review: Mad Love (1935)

SYNOPSIS: “In Paris, Doctor Gogol is infatuated with theater actress Yvonne Orlac as he returns to his same box seat for her every performance. Yvonne is married, however, to concert pianist Stephen Orlac. They plan to move to England. When Stephen’s talented hands are crushed in a train wreck, Yvonne asks for Doctor Gogol’s help by operating to save them. Although the doctor can’t save Stephen’s hands, he will do anything to help Yvonne. His … Continue reading

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Key Genre Films 1940s

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The forties got off to a cracking start with Paramount’s Technicolor production of Doctor Cyclops (1940) starring Albert Dekker as a crazed scientist who discovers the secret of miniaturisation deep in the South American jungles. The film contains superb special effects sequences which required the construction of gigantic sets and props of everyday articles, including books, chairs, pot-plants and scientific instruments. Universal Studios, while reluctant to invest their horror films with big budgets, also turned … Continue reading

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MGM – Chapter 11 Bankruptcy – another industry disappointment

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Looks like MGM, a major movie player in the industry has filed for bankruptcy. With video stores closing down, Blockbuster becoming extinct, companies going under and the demise of Hollywood Video, it’s beginning to get scary as to where all future content will lie. Variety has the full article here: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118026817 As it filed for bankruptcy protection, MGM said Wednesday it has enough cash on hand to fund operations including production of a new slate … Continue reading

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