Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Andy Williams Sings Moon River

This is dedicated to all you Breakfast At Tiffany's and Audrey Hepburn fans out there. And Andy Williams fans, too. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Another Week! yay!

Can you believe it's already the last weekend of July? Where did this year go?!

As we approach August, it's time to start thinking about the holiday movies you'd like to see, send me your requests now so I can have time to round them up and get them on the billboard.

ANNOUNCEMENT:


I have to apologize, several of you have written about The Time Machine not working, and I kept meaning to remove the link and kept getting side tracked.

The Time Machine, regrettably, is no longer available. It was not part of the Classic Cinema Online collection, I found it on Google and played it here. For whatever reason it has been removed from the Google server, and we don't happen to have a copy of it.

I apologize for any inconvenience to you for this, I'm trying to locate a copy, and once I have and have gotten any legalities out of the way, I'll be happy to show it again. When I do, we'll be sure to announce it here.

Last Week's Top 10

It's that time again. You know the results, for the last month these 10 movies, without much change other than to trade places with each other, have held the top 10 most watched movies of our collection. These do not include movies we're showing that are not part of our collection, by the way.

This past week breaks that trend, dropping God's Gun and introducing Hercules Unchained in place of The Gun and the Pulpit, but the first six in line have kept their places in line from the week before, as has the last one, Angel On My Shoulder. Attack of the Giant Leeches remains number one for the 5th week in a row.

Attack of the Giant Leeches
Virus
Jack and the Beanstalk
Long John Silver
They Call Me Trinity
Tom and Jerry Festival
The Gun and the Pulpit
Voyage To The Planet of Prehistoric Women
Hercules Unchained
Angel On My Shoulder

Coming Next Week
As feminine and dainty as I am, I love my Spaghetti Westerns! In fact, I'll be altering the billboard soon to add a new Spaghetti Westerns genre, because I think they're deserving of their own genre.

Next week I have another Spaghetti Western lined up called "Boot Hill". This is a sequel to "They Call Me Trinity", so if you enjoyed "They Call Me Trinity", chances are you'll enjoy this.

And, Speaking of Spaghetti Westerns. . .

The Spaghetti Western that we have this week is probably one of the cornier ones, and I got a really good laugh out of it towards the end. If you've ever watched All My Children -- how many times has a plot involving Erica Kane taken yet another turn for the hilarious worst before that story line finally dies a classic soap opera style death? Well, there's a scene towards the end of Any Gun Can Play that's just like that, and I know it was supposed to be serious, but I nearly fell out of my chair laughing and choking on my popcorn. Plus the English dubbing was a little off, so it was like watching one of those Kung Fu flicks that were so popular back in the 1970's. You know, the ones where they stop talking but their mouths keep moving anyway?

A few things I noticed in Any Gun Can Play:

There's a fight scene in the bath house. I can't believe how cheap their bath tubs must have been to break apart so easily. At one point, a guy goes through what I'm sure was supposed to be a wooden room divider, but it tears like paper as he goes flying through it as if it wasn't there.

I also like one of the scenes where our dashing movie lead, played by George Hilton, is quite a distance away from two bad guys who are whispering out their bad boy plans, yet he hears every word they say! How'd he do that?

And were trains really that tall in those days?

lmao! When you see the movie, you'll understand. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Next Week's New Movies

I'm putting these up a day early.

The Lost Missile (1958)
Of Human Bondage (1934)
Any Gun Can Play (1967)
The Scarlet Letter (1934)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

We now offer video podcasts!

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That's right, I'm finally starting to get the hang of this podcasting thing that's so popular, and am attempting to offer video podcasts. If I did this right, it'll work. If not, I hope to hear from you.

I'm sorry, I'm so new at this that, knowing me, I've screwed something up somewhere so PLEASE send me feedback, and if you have advice for me, I'm all ears. Or eyes.

If I did this right, this will podcast our nine most recent films that have been uploaded to our google account, so the podcasts will not be showing any films that we feature that are uploaded to Google by other people. Eventually I may learn how to add those to the podcast if it's even possible to do so, but for now, I'm doing good to get this far.

Starting this Sunday, I'll be announcing our new movies on the blog as well as posting the links in the menu bar so that blog subscribers will be able to see what's new from their feed readers.

While I'm at it, I'd like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to all of you who visit this site helping me enjoy these movies. It is you folks who make Classic Cinema Online a success just by visiting, and I am delighted to bring these movies to you.

So delighted am I, in fact, that I have some fun in store for you starting in 2008, so stay tuned.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Last Week's Top 10

Is it any surprize that our top ten list remains the same with the exception of a few of these flicks trading places? I have to chuckle as I ask myself why I'm bothering to post this.

Attack of the Giant Leeches
Virus
Jack and the Beanstalk
Long John Silver
They Call Me Trinity
Tom and Jerry Festival
Voyage To The Planet of Prehistoric Women
The Gun and the Pulpit
Angel On My Shoulder
God's Gun

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Saturday, July 7, 2007

ANNOUNCEMENT

I apologize for any inconvenience, but this week's updates are delayed by anywhere from 24 to 48 hours, due to technical difficulties.

As of this posting, I was actually hoping to have already resolved this issue, but things are taking a little longer than anticipated, so please enjoy the movies we still have up, and our latest films will be ready for you as soon as possible.

Again, I apologize for the delay and I thank you for your understanding.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Tagged! I'm It! (wheeeeeeeeee!)

A few days ago I was "tagged" by Classic Movie Lounge with the challenge of coming up with movies that deal with a particular subject, in this case, overcoming adversity. Then I get to link to about 4 or 5 other bloggers for the same thing. OK, I think I can do that.

Because I tend to be a "slow thinker" (this means that, like an old car in winter, I have to let my brain warm-up before using it), it took me a few days to come up with a few that I liked. Plus, because I'm a procrastinator, it will take me a few more days to actually post this.

The first movie that came to mind is one of Classic Cinema Online's more popular movies (which isn't really a cinema flick at all because it was made for television) is The Gun And The Pulpit, starring Marjoe Gortner, Pamela Sue Martin, and Slim Pickens.

I really like this movie, it reminds me of the people of back home. Come to think of it, it reminds me of the entire US as a whole.

The Gun and The Pulpit focuses on a town full of chicken-lickin's being bullied by Mr. Ross, the most influential man in the area. He's got money and power, and he's not afraid to use it. He and his hired guns are like a bunch of bored delinquents with nothing better to do than act stupid, and they have the townspeople right where they want them - scared poopless. All they have to do is think about saying "jump" and the townspeople ask how high on the way up.

This is when the townspeople are receive the miracle they've been praying for. Hailed as one of the best gunfighters there is, he's on the run for a crime he didn't commit. As he evades the posse who that tried to hang him, he comes across the body of a recently killed preacher, then proceedes to "hide" by taking on the dead preacher's identity and riding into the town where the preacher was headed.

The gunfighter is not only good with his gun, he's also cool, calculating, disciplined, and streetwise, not to mention good looking and single, but since he's a player with the ladies, he's in for a lesson of his own!

As he begins to take on adversity on behalf of the townspeople he realizes that although they enjoy what he's doing for them, the people seem to expect him to do everything, not even showing a willingness to support him when he needs it.

One of my favorite lines in this movie are in the gunfighter's first sermon, where he's talking to the townspeople about fighting their own battles. When a couple of Mr. Ross' men come into the church and draw their weapons on the "preacher", the "preacher" turns out to be faster on the draw than they are. "I don't know who God is mad at the most!" he says to the parishoners just after shooting one of the men. "That man for wasting his life at the order of some tin horned dictator, me for having to do this thing in his own house, or you people for having quit before the fight even got started."

The movie explores the need for people to do what they need to do in order to maintain their freedom and preserve their quality of life -- to overcome the adversity of those who would take it from them.

Additionally, the movie explores the barriers to overcoming adversity. Whether it be circumstance, fear, laziness, or lack of money -- what barriers stand in our way of success?

I won't bother with any other movies, I think I've written enough already!

And now I'm tagging only the following blogger because the other ones I know have already been tagged:

The Gazette Film blog

Monday, July 2, 2007

Tooting our own horn. . .

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I'm having so much fun learning video production that I thought I'd share my very first video production with the entire world.

Considering that I don't know what the heck I'm doing, it's not bad for never having done such a thing before. I guess I should take a crash course in video editing, but anyway, the first part of this promo is also one of the new leaders for some of the newer movies that we're uploading, starting this week.

This is just some more of the exciting changes we have going on here at Classic Cinema Online.

Enjoy!