Why ray harryhausen should have gotten an oscar

Why ray harryhausen should have gotten an oscar

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For me as a child they were the films that always stood out form anything I had seen in many special effects driven movies. They may be movie monsters but they felt so real.  He inspired many special effects artists and directors that work today on movies. When i did start learning names as I was able find his name and i adored his work even more and learned more about it. I learned more about it. Long before CGI ray created the monster magic of movies we had ray harryhausen creating our monsters.   So today i talk about ray harryhausen for 31 days of  31 days of oscar blogathon.

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Why ray harryhausen should have gotten an Oscar.

Ray harryhausen was  inspired Willis h. O’Brien whom was his mentor Willis H. O’Brien as he was inspired by the movies of Willis h. O’Brien whom did King Kong among other works as he Ray harryhausen began his first animated works for George Pal’s Puppetoons which  were a series of animated puppet films made in Europe in the 1930s and in the U.S. in the 1940s. They are memorable for their use of replacement animation: using a series of different hand-carved wooden puppets (or puppet heads or limbs) for each frame in which the puppet moves or changes expression, rather than moving a single puppet, as is the case with most stop motion puppet animation, many of these shorts are very good to watch. During World War II, Ray Harryhausen served in the United States Army Special Services Division under Colonel Frank Capra, as a loader, clapper boy, gofer and later camera assistant whilst working at home animating short films about the use and development of military equipment. During this time he also worked with composer Dimitri Tiomkin and Ted Geisel (“Dr. Seuss”). Following the war he salvaged several rolls of discarded 16 mm surplus film from which he made a series of fairy tale-based shorts, which he called his “Teething-rings. So he started work in 1947 on mighty Joe young as he was the animator on that movie.  So he did most of stop motion animation on mighty Joe young which won an Oscar in 1949 for best special effects which began his magical movie works on the screen as today i talk my favorite creature creations of this magical man that i feel does show best why he deserved an oscar for this work so lets begin this adventure into his work.

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This is Ray Harryhausen if reading this I am sure he was your hero too. He made the monsters the star which is the coolest thing in the world. Ray Harryhausen is A childhood hero of mine. I can say that i have been obsessed with his work since I was a boy. His monsters had more personality then me as a boy but it was truly magical when I first saw his movies i was in awe and wonder. it showed me that one man can make such wonders. I knew these monsters were not real but they touched my heart. it is still so true to my heart because I seen them when i was a boy and not know how they were done. I remember many as boy saying they were not real but i didn’t care. I seen many things that passed in such effects but I never could get over how amazing this guys truly stands out. Ray Harryhausen truly is the greatest artist of special effects. One of the my true heroes to my heart as i will talk some of my favorite  creatures he did now as i begin my tribute to Ray Harryhausen and his works now.

The magical creature creations  of Ray Harryhausen 

Ray Harryhausen’s love of dinosaurs  dates from 1925, when he first saw Willis O’Brien’s film The Lost World in the cinema at the age of five, which he described with the words, I was about five years old when I had my first taste of dinosaurs. My parents took me to see the movie of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World (1925) in which an intrepid group of explorers, led by the fearless Professor Challenger, discover a dinosaur-infested plateau in the South American jungle. I had never dreamt that such huge and terrifying creatures might exist and they captured my imagination immediately, setting me on the path to a career in animation.
The Lost World inspired him to make papier mâché puppets of dinosaurs. These puppets, and the sets in which they performed, became increasingly sophisticated, allowing him to develop model making skills that would prove key in later life. After seeing King Kong at the age of 14 in 1933 he made more marionettes of the main creatures; those of King Kong 1 as well as a brontosaurus, pterodactyl, triceratops and Tyrannosaurus rex. These puppets remarkably still exist, photographs of which were published in Ray Harryhausen’s Fantasy Scrapbook. So it inspired him to create  his many wonderful creations.

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Mighty Joe Young (1949)

I would say of my favorite movie moments is  the scene of Beautiful Dreamer is one of my favorite movie scenes all time as this scene shows off the animation of ray as its truly magical to see Terry Moore held by mighty Joe young as each animation frame here you see the animation of his face and his expressions it’s just a joy to see the scene. It’s a wonderful wonder this scene. Mighty Joe young is a must see today as its a very wonderful gem you should see today.

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

This movie pre-dated Godzilla by one year it was As a result of an arctic nuclear test, a carnivorous dinosaur thaws out and starts making its way down the east coast of North America is basic story of this monster movie.  It was Ray Harryhausen frist movie after mighty Joe young. Ray Harryhausen love of dinosaurs as he creates one of my favorite creatures as it has such life to him as he feels more alive then Godzilla as he moves in ways that makes him feel alive and real.  The Rhedosaurus itself remains a definitive creature of his creations as each frame is done  by frame by frame. I would say many of the scenes as he did such scenes as him destroying the lighthouse which was done frame by frame. The beast eating the cop was one famous scene as we see it was done with a cop figure toy getting ate by a slow motion frame by frame movement of Rhedosaurus which he did it slowly frame by frame for each second of animation to make it seem like the creature of eating the cop.  So he would place his model on an animation stand in front of this screen and then place a large pane of glass in front of that. On this glass he painted in black the foreground that he wished to block out as After filming the animated sequence so that the creature interacted with the actors as planned which is how  Rhedosaurus is animated carefully againist the actors to seem like they exist together as i would say this is a fun b movie you should today.

It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)

It Came from Beneath the Sea is one of the most famous  giant octopus features ever made. A vintage science-fiction thriller that makes use of Ray Harryhausen’s legendary stop-motion animation as each of the  giant octopus’s motions are carefully animated frame by frame slowly and carefully as each by a second of flim to move the arms of this creature on screen as ti destroys the golden gate bridge is one famous scene that the city feared would hurt them as they thought it was too real for this creature to destroy their bridge. It is truly a work of art to see it destroy the city and objects on screen as you see the skill and wonder of this artist unfold on the screen. It’s very much a b-movie at heart with some b-movie level acting and charm that is truly fun to watch on screen.

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

The Cyclops is a wonderful creation of Ray Harryhausen to watch on the screen as he has such a marvelous personality that really draws you instantly to watching him on the screen as he is truly a fun to watch unfold on the screen in such marvelous scenes on the screen.

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The celebrated skeleton duel truly is such fun to watch unfold on the screen. It is one of the best action scenes ever done for the screen as this marvelous scene has inspired so many magical movie moments to come in movie history you will get such joy and glee form watching this scene unfold.

The movie’s cast includes Kerwin Mathews as Sinbad and Torin Thatcher and Richard Eyer all giving such wonderful acting. Its music by Bernard Herrmann is magnificent as ever its score is very wonderful. This is one of the best Sinbad movies all time as it’s truly a fun classic you can watch again anytime.

 

Jason and the Argonauts(1963)

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 The fascinating odyssey of Jason in search of the Golden Fleece is a marvelous action adventure classic that is one of Ray Harryhausen’s most famous creations all time.

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when Jason and the Argonauts skeleton fight unfolds on the screen you see one of the most amazing moments ever done for screen as it’s a fight that comes out with so much magic and joy form watching it unfold on the screen as this scene inspired many movies to come and many action scenes for ages to come you see a scene that is such a marvelous work of craft unfold on the screen. This scene is truly one epic scene for all time that is one of most iconic moments in movie history.

The mastery of Ray Harryhausen, you won’t get this kind of effect from CGI animation as telos awakens you feel the wonder of the magic of seeing it come to life on screen as he carefully it’s such a marvelous wonder to watch unfold on the screen.

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The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

The Valley of Gwangi has suffered years of obscurity which is unfair to such a marvelous classic. The Valley of Gwangi is one of my favorite films from the team of Ray Harryhausen and producer Charles H. Schneer. It is a huge sugary ball of things I love to see in a movie as it mixes western and monster movies to create something totally original and fresh for its time. The Valley of Gwangi was originally written by King Kong’s Willis O’Brien, Gwangi script was never filmed, but a copy owned by Ray Harryhausen stored in his garage was resurrected in 1966.With additional work by writer William Bast to finish up the story. The Valley of Gwangi has wonderful acting by its cast of actors as they all give out such wonderful performances on the screen. The stop motion dinosaurs vs. dinosaurs all animated by Ray Harryhausen are such joys to watch unfold on the screen as these dinosaurs are some of my favorites to ever come on the screen ever. It is one fun b-movie you should see today.

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974)

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad was released in 1974. Tom Baker acts out a terrific performance on screen as Koura as he plays a sinister villain role before he played the doctor in doctor who. Tom baker gives us one of the best villains I ever seen on screen. John Phillip Law truly is wonderful as Sinbad. Caroline Munro is great in her respective role. The acting of everyone of its cast truly shines. This movie quotes many Muslim verses and quotes of their faith.

The monsters of The Golden Voyage of Sinbad stand out as such marvelous monsters you will instantly love to watch many times again and again on the screen. A centaur and a griffin and Kali all really stand out as such marvelous monsters to watch on the screen. The lengthy, incredibly-rendered sword-fight with Kali is the undisputed highlights of the film as it is a marvelous action scene that will wow you instantly as it unfolds on the screen as it is a terrific set-piece that still captures the imagination to such wonderful levels as it is one of my favorite monster fights ever put to the screen. These monsters are all amazing to behold on the screen in this classic gem.

The golden Voyage of Sinbad Snake woman is another marvelous creation by Ray Harryhausen as it comes on screen you are drawn to charms and the wit and humor of this scene really makes you smile and look in wonder as this fun scene unfolds on the screen.

Centaur vs. Griffin from The Golden Voyage of Sinbad is one truly fun moment that showcases some of the best acting by tom baker of doctor who fame ever on screen as you see him truly show you why he truly is one amazing actor. It’s a fun monster moment created by Ray Harryhausen that really is such a marvelous gem of a scene to watch unfold on the screen. The special effects of this movie all bring to life this magical gem of a tale on screen.

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The sword fights truly is another fun element of this classic movie as each of them are such fun to watch unfold on the screen as they bring you such joy and wonder as you watch them unfold on the screen. The Golden Voyage of Sinbad is a fun adventure movie with wonderful acting and wonderful effects and great action scenes that makes it a classic gem you should see anytime.

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Clash of the Titans (1981)

Clash of the Titans has been a favorite movie for me to watch since I was a little boy it introduced me to Ray Harryhausen as this was my first movie I seen of his work on screen as I did not yet know who he was yet when I first saw this movie. Ray Harryhausen’s creations are the mechanical owl, Bubo; the two-headed dog, Dioskilos; the snake-headed, Medusa; the Pegasus; the giant scorpions; and of course the famous monster known as The Kraken as each of them are such wonderful works of art to watch on the screen. The score by composer Lawrence Rosenthal is one great musical score that I feel is such a wonderful soundtrack for this classic gem of a film.  The movie truly is a marvelous adventure movie you should watch today.

I would love to express my great joy today that I got to talk about Ray Harryhausen today.  I felt such joy to talk his marvelous movies and creations today. I feel is shamefully sad stop motion animation never got its own Oscar for each of his movies would have won the award easy. I would love to thank all hosts as I enjoyed my talk about this marvelous man today I hope you join me again soon for more movie magic.

 

night of living dead:Night of Anubis

night of living dead:Night of Anubis(orginal title)

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Today I review the cult classic night of living dead. The original title was Night of Anubis as the original work print had that title on its reels. The lost work-print was cut and removed from screens before even released on screens. The new Criterion Collection version that is the closest we get to a director’s cut of night of the living dead contains the original work-print among many other wonderful extras about this marvelous classic. Night of the living dead is one of the finest horror movies ever made. I review night of living dead now for my blog.

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Night of the Living Dead, was directed by George A. Romero is a horror masterpiece and a cult classic that still gets such high praise even today for its many wonderful traits. George A. Romero’s Night of the Living was released in 1968 as it turns 50 years old this year finally got its true directors cut this year under a release form Criterion this year which is the closest to recapturing the magic of the original classic movie screening of this magical gem.

The story of this movie is very basic, a group of random individuals happen to meet up at house to hide from flesh-eating entranced humans aka zombies. Bruce Capristo, the head of the makeup department did a great job at making the zombies look like normal people as they all look like such real people makes you feel for them even if they are flesh eating monsters about to eat people alive.

Duane Jones as Ben leads the pack with his remarkable role that really showcases such raw talent. Judith O’Dea as Barbra is marvelous she really is such a wonderful actress as who would forget the line they are coming to get you Barbara. Karl Hardman as Harry Cooper really shines in his role. Marilyn Eastman as Helen Cooper gives us a marvelous performance. I would say that the entire cast even supporting cast even bit players all give out marvelous acting performances that all do shine truly to bring to life this classic.

The wonderful directing by George A. Romero along with the marvelous screenplay by  John A. Russo  and George A. Romero that does such wonders to bring to bring to life a tale that is truly marvelous to watch unfold on the screen.

This movie showed something that could have only occurred pre-Watergate. At one point, the people trapped in the farmhouse discover a television and turn it on in search of news of what is going on. Something almost as remarkable to today’s audiences as the dead rising from their graves is seen to occur. In Washington, reporters confront a government official about the situation, the government official tells the reporters the truth, and everyone believes what the government has told them. All of this would be truly remarkable in today’s environment of mutual mistrust between citizens as we would doubt such things today but it does still feel so raw and real even now.

The sense of dread and bleak horror that seems comes off watching night of the living dead with moments that bring you hope to only to take it away from you. The movie makes most of the group of people that all have their own agenda that makes it feel so much more real and gripping and raw to watch unfold on the screen. We have war, pollution and division between the rich and the poor that always seems to be traits we have as a society through our values, culture and norms we create division among ourselves yet if we unite we can overtime such moments we can overcome anything. I feel it raises such a question, so in a way the movie is questioning our values as a society about race and other moral questions of our society. Night of the living is a classic movie that you simply should see today.

The Ruth rating:five bette's

Buster Keaton: the joys of silent comedy

Buster Keaton: the joys of silent comedy

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I am a huge Buster Keaton fan as I simply adore his work so much as it is one of the biggest joys for me to watch his work on screen as he simply is a wonderful act to watch on screen. I would say he ranks among the best of comedy legends all time to my eyes. Buster kreaton is simply one of the true founders of modern comedy. He is simply a marvelous legend that may be one of the best of silent comedy legends all time throughout his cinematic career, Buster Keaton was never particularly considered to be a producer of films that were socially or politically engaged yet his work on the screen is bar none among the best of silent comedy before e Edgar Wright and Wes Anderson, before Chuck Jones and Jackie Chan, there was Buster Keaton, one of the founding fathers of visual comedy. 

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I talk about him today for The Fourth Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon which i frankly hope enjoy my talk and read other works form this wonderful event.

Buster Kreaton: the joys of silent comedy

The General review

The General is a roller coaster ride of laughter.  The General was a critical & commercial failure during its time of release but is now considered as one of the greatest films ever made. The General is Buster Keaton’s magnum opus as even if I adore Sherlock jr far more this movie. The General  manages to be so enjoyable for its whole run time  The General presents the silent star at the top of his game as it is inventive and creative with so many wonderful gags and stunts on the screen. It has many moments that are jaw dropping to watch unfold on the screen. The General is Buster Keaton’s most accomplished work as a director even if I love Sherlock jr far more then this marvelous gem. I find The General to be a marvelous classic that is truly one of his best movies he ever did on the screen that you should see today.

 

 Sherlock Jr (1924) review
One film which stands up to critical re-discovery one of Keaton’s most celebrated Sherlock Jr (1924). It’s such a wonder this movie is a joy to watch. Buster Keaton is starring in a movie about It tells the story of the ‘Boy’ played by Keaton, a lowly cinema protectionist who dreams of becoming a famous detective yet it’s the wonders it does as he dreams as it breaks some amazing new grounds here as it’s a simple story that uses using pioneering cinematic techniques that would still evoke a sense of spectacle within modern cinema. Throughout the film, Sherlock Jr plays with ideas of reality and fiction and the distinction between them. The film employs two narratives, one imagined and the other set in the film’s diegetic reality. This parallel of narratives gives Keaton the ability to offer a comedic analysis of an individual’s identification with those on-screen. Sherlock Jr should be complex given its narrative and stories nature. It’s yet a wonder its simple idea of a dream makes many of the stunts seem so possible. Keaton is given license to instill a number of ‘gags’ which would seem implausible within a narrative set in reality. The cinema theatre is a good example of this, although there are several throughout the film. In one scene Keaton appears to jump through someone to escape, in another he jumps through a window into a moving car. By staging the narrative within a dream like world, Keaton can push the cinematic boundaries further than many comedians before him. Thus, Keaton can perform tricks than astound and amaze audiences while remaining somewhat plausible as its yet such scenes that make me smile at this marvel. Sherlock Jr is a highly imaginative and inventive film comedy that explores ideas of reality and cinema through experimental film-making techniques that make it something so inventive and fresh that it stands as one of the wonders of cinema with outstanding Cinematography marks it to be a true masterpiece.
Seven Chances review

Seven chances is A nearly perfect film, and for my money the only Keaton feature that sustains the invention and exuberance of his best shorts as it does keep many of the traits of his shorts bringing them to screen.  Buster Keaton’s  Seven Chances is an amusing look at love, marriage, and money that is such a fun little gem to watch anytime.

 

Three ages review

Latching onto the massive concept that D.W. Griffith put forth in ‘Intolerance Buster Keaton makes one of the earliest spoofs by sending up Griffith with essentially with essentially a rom-com set in three periods of time.  It is so funny to watch Buster Keaton in each period of time try to win girl a form a caveman to modern day. Each setting has its highlights with the always wonderfully constructed chases that Keaton does so wonderfully well on the screen with such wonderful gags and shots that all stand out in each period of time. It’s a rollicking good time and for Buster’s first independently produced feature is truly a classic must see.

I simply adore buster kreaton because he simply could make any simple gag and many complex gags all work together as I went through his shorts and movies I found that he simply is marvelous with his timing that he manages make any gag truly stand out by his timing as he makes simple gags and many ladder gags all stand out. He is also a wonder with mechanical gags and he adored trains and other modes of transport as he would often use them in his gags and shorts and movies all of his gags were truly amazing as he did some groundbreaking work in some of his movies such as breaking fourth wall in Sherlock jr to his inventive sets and way each set and idea was done on screen as buster was truly a wonderful master of comedy that still inspires everyone today.  I hope you enjoyed my talk on his works for his tribute today for The Fourth Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon today as always until next time.

the sea wolf

the sea wolf

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Today I review the Michael Curtiz/Robert Rossen adaptation of Jack London’s famous novel the sea wolf which I frankly just watched recently as I brought it recently which is the Warner brothers archive Blu-ray release of this movie which is a remastered version with lost scenes we have not seen as this wonderful movie really speaks about Nazi fascism in a way that stands out. I would also love to wish Ida Lupino a happy 100 years old.

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So now to review this classic movie

the sea wolf review

The sea wolf  takes one  of the most famous jack London novels of same name in a way that really shines upon your viewing of it on the screen. The  sea wolf is loosely based upon the book.  Edward G. Robinson does one of his finest hours  of acting as the cruel captain of the ghost a ship which no one wants to sail upon. Edward G. Robinson puts his own brand of cruelty on the role of a freighter captain who tyrannizes his crew and some unexpected passengers in such a marvelous acting performance.

Ida Lupino and John Garfield and Alexander Knox all  play in a crew of a ship that is basically a ship that feels like its form hell in some regards as they all give out such marvelous acting and performances that all stand out as you watch them on screen.

This Michael Curtiz/Robert Rossen adaptation of Jack London well known novel  was mostly shot on one location as it has lots of atmospheric shots, tons of memorable conflicting personalities(Edward G. Robinson, Alexander Knox, John Garfield, Barry Fitzgerald, Gene Lockhart, an underserved Ida Lupino) It really shines with this new Blu-ray release.  It is Rousing old-school sea adventure yarn functioning as an allegory for the burgeoning Nazi dictatorship in Europe in 1941. It is a truly marvelous classic you should see today.

The Ruth rating:five bette's

Today i reviewed the sea wolf which is a rousing old school yarn that i feel has such marvelous acting that makes it such a marvelous movie that may be one of the finest movies i ever seen as this true classic is something i enjoyed to talk about today as always until next time for another movie review.

In A Lonely Place.

In a Lonely Place

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Today I review In a Lonely Place which is a fine noir classic about Hollywood. Let us review this classic movie today.

In a Lonely Place review

Nicholas Ray’s in the lonely place presents us a very amazing noir classic about a Hollywood writer whose temper leads to accusations of murder and conflicted relationship. I would say this film stands among other Nicholas Ray classics such as they live by night and rebel without a cause and Johnny Guitar  and On dangerous ground. Martin Scorsese and Wim Wenders are among fans of his movies.

Humphrey Bogart’s performance in a Lonely Place. Humphrey Bogart shows what he capable in his skills as an actor to do on the screen. Humphrey Bogart plays Dixon Steele in his darkest role on the screen. He shows off his true darkness of his soul to give us his finest hour on the screen. Gloria Grahame plays her finest hour on screen as Laurel Gray whom is one dam amazing character on the screen. It plays to the under-rated nature of Gloria Grahame this role. It shows how this under-rated actress could do such amazing acting.

Humphrey Bogart  and Gloria Graham  have electrifying chemistry on screen together.

In A Lonely Place is a fabulous picture which was frankly never was nominated for any Oscars at all.

In A Lonely Place is told in two parts to its overall tale. The first part of the movie deals with Dixon Steele and his darker traits unfolding on screen.  We see the relationship of Dixon Steele and Laurel Gray unfolding on the screen. The movie becomes wilder and more intense as it changes gears into the second part of the tale. The second part of the tale is Laurel Gray’s tension filled moments unfold on the screen. Nicholas Ray merges both parts together dabs them with darkly affecting visuals to make one interesting movie. The black and white cinematography of this movie is truly amazing to see unfold on the screen. In the lonely place is true gem of movies that you will want to watch again and again.

 

The Ruth rating:five bette's

Today i reviewed n A Lonely Place  as it told a tale about a Hollywood screenwriter. Nicolas ray made such a an amazing classic movie that you will enjoy anytime to watch on the screen. I hope you enjoyed my review of this classic movie. I will return in the future for another review.

Ruby Keeler:A broadway baby

Ruby Keeler:A broadway baby

Today I talk about RUBY KEELER for The Busby Berkeley Blogathon! I pay tribute to RUBY KEELER today as I pay tribute to RUBY KEELER’s work with Busby Berkeley for this event today. I talk about RUBY KEELER a true legend of the stage and the screen that was a true Broadway baby in every sense of the word. I never have talked this legend before on my blog before this article today

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I am happy today to talk her today for this Blogathon today. I hope you check out other works form this wonderful event today.

42nd Street review

42nd Street (Warner Brothers, 1933)  was directed by Lloyd Bacon.  42nd Street  is  simply a a marvelous musical. I adore to watch 42nd Street  again and again often on the screen.  Busby Berkeley choreographed many enjoyable numbers. The brutal and endless rehearsals along with the wise cracks and the backstage intrigues are part of this movies charm as it presents the backstage drama of making a big show on the stage. Its famous numbers such as shuffle off to buffalo and “(I’m) Young and Healthy”, and “42nd Street in the last 30 minutes of the show all really are such magical numbers. Ruby Keeler  gives out a marvelous performance on the screen.as Peggy Sawyer as it is such a marvelous performance on the screen.  This movie has marvelous performances by everyone in its cast.  The supporting cast is full of familiar faces from the ’30’s that give out marvelous performances.

Busby Berkeley’s groundbreaking choreography bursts on to the screen late in the film in a couple of dazzling production numbers in the end that all really stand out as they unfold on the screen.  42nd Street’s backstage drama is my favorite part of this marvelous movie to watch all drama unfold on screen. 42nd Street is a marvelous classic you should see today.

gold diggers of 1933 review

gold diggers of 1933 directed by Mervyn LeRoy brings the viewer back to the simple style of dance with Busby Berkeley directed and choreographed the dance scenes that all feel such fun to watch unfold on the screen. This enjoyable pre-code classic may be one of those classics that always feels so good to watch unfold on the screen. 

The marvelous cast of talents in gold diggers of 1933  such as Ruby Keeler,Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon, Dick Powell, Guy Kibbee, Warren William, Ginger Rogers all star in this movie giving out wonderful performances  on the screen.  We’re In The Money’ (really titled ‘The Gold Digger’s Song’) can stand alone from the film’s score.  Warren and Dubin’s other efforts of this movie  all work perfectly with Berkeley’s inspired production numbers that all really are wonderful joys to watch unfold on the screen.. I adore all of the musical numbers of this movie so much.

Shadow Waltz is elegant and beautiful to watch unfold on the screen.  It’s visual poetry that really shines on screen.  Its lovely and enchanting to watch unfold on screen. It is a such a marvelous gem of a scene to watch unfold on the screen.

Remember My Forgotten Man is another musical number that really is something of a special musical number that  really shines to watch unfold on the screen. The number climaxes with an enormous arch of soldiers looming over the mass of homeless men and their desperate women that showcases the hardships of that era.

It’s a rousing finale is one of the greatest combinations of cinematography, music, singing, choreography in one musical number that showcases the magic of musicals. This is a marvelous classic you should see today.

Footlight Parade review

James Cagney stars as a fledgling producer who finds himself at odds with his workers, financiers and his greedy ex-wife when he tries to produce live musicals for movie-going audiences. This movie Co-stars Joan Blondell and Dick Powell with spectacular Busby Berkeley dance sequences. (Plot off net)

By a Waterfall is a marvelous musical number that I think may be one of the films stand out numbers. The entire number gives of a heavy Garden of Eden vibe with Dick Powell sits by a brook and daydreams of his sweetheart, Ruby Keeler. The waterfall becomes more and more elaborate, becoming an art deco swimming pool and eventually a spiral fountain of women as the scene really shines to show off the marvelous wonders that Busby Berkeley creates on the screen is so marvelous to watch unfold on the screen.

Honeymoon Hotel is another musical number that is risque with an upbeat piece of music about a couple who are desperately trying to fornicate. They make an appointment to wed at the Honeymoon Hotel. It is a marvelous scene I adore to watch unfold on the screen.

The third and last number of this movie finally sees James Cagney getting to try out his dancing chops in a normal number by compassion to the other numbers. The man’s ability to tame the legendary Shanghai Lil certainly helps him regain his own masculinity. The idea of a man’s own sense of himself being determined by the woman he’s with is a theme that plays a lot into romantic comedies as it’s truly something fun to watch this scene unfold on the screen. This magical number is truly a wonder to watch on the screen.

Footlight Parade is a delightful musical gem you should see today.

Dames review

Dames bites back at the Hays Code right as it was starting to get enforced in such a fun musical gem with choreography by Busby Berkeley that really is fun to watch unfold on the screen.  Dames” is extremely entertaining at virtually every moment as it a delightful musical gem with tons of comic wit and charm that will you enjoy to watch anytime.

The first strong point is the excellent comedic plot, better than that in 42nd Street, about the same as Footlght Parade.Guy Kibbe gives out a wonderful performance. Hugh Herbert and Zasu Pitts are great in their respective roles on the screen. I would say Joan Blondell really shines in her role too as she has such wonderful wit and humor. Its musical numbers all are fun little numbers that you will enjoy watching unfold on the screen.

 Only Have Eyes for You has a handful of my favorite shots to watch unfold on the screen as it’s simply marvelous to watch Ruby Keeler come out of the eye as she comes out of the glance of obsession in a way. All three of the big production numbers in the film share several traits and meanings that all feel such connections to each other as reflective of a whole fun little musical as the numbers all feel such reflective joy to them. I simply love them all as each musical scene is marvelous to watch on screen.

Try to See It My Way, Baby completely breaks out, never traipsing into one of Berkeley’s signature visual extravaganzas. But that doesn’t make it any less significant as this is last number it does stand out.  Busby Berkeley’s choreography Incredible, imaginative and thoroughly astounding. Berkeley always stands out such as he does in dames as. His choreography is among the greatest things ever committed to a cinema screen as this trait really does show in this wonderful musical classic with so many ranging numbers that all show off his wonderful work on the screen.

The movie Dames is extremely entertaining at virtually every moment with such marvelous musical numbers with wonderful acting and classical choreography that all sync together to make such a marvelous classic.  Busby Berkeley/Warner Bros. musicals all are such fun to watch as I often find self re-watching this classic movie often. Dames is a marvelous classic that is simply marvelous to watch unfold on the screen as simply to watch on the screen.

RUBY KEELER and Busby Berkeley always manages to make such enjoyable movies together as they did four movies together as she went from Broadway to the big screen in standout musical numbers that all are such fun to watch unfold on the screen. Busby Berkeley/Warner Bros. musicals all are such fun to watch as I often find self re-watching this classic movie often so today I enjoyed to talk these movies so much today for The Busby Berkeley Blogathon today as I feel so much joy to talk them so much as always check out other posts form the event as I hope you enjoyed my talk about RUBY KEELER and Busby Berkeley today as I do hope you join me next time for another review.

BUSTER KEATON joyful shorts

BUSTER KEATON joyful shorts

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I am a very huge fan of Buster Keaton. I would say i adore his work so much. He is one of the biggest joys for me to watch his work on screen as he simply is a wonderful act to watch on screen. I would say he ranks among the best of comedy legends all time to my eyes. Buster kreaton is simply one of the true founders of visual comedy and modern comedy in so many ways so to talk him is a real joy now.

The High Sign review

The high sign is one of the best buster Keaton shorts with a ton of amazing athleticism and stunts and tons of gags it really packs a punch. The gags of the high sign are wonderful to watch form its simple gags to the surreal gags. Buster Keaton creates many fun gags that all really stand out with such charm to each of them they make you crack up and laugh instantly. Most silent shorts are long on gags but short on plot but this one has his character working in pawnshop and his character climbing houses as it shows many different facets on this short. Buster Keaton packs in an awful lot of locations and characters in 19 minutes making it a very jam packed short that will bring you joy to watch anytime on the screen.  The short ends with Keaton cavorting through a tricked-out house booby-trapped and full of secret passages that shows off physicality and visual inventiveness that is truly ahead of its time in so many ways. This is a wonderful short that you will enjoy to watch anytime.

One week review

One Week is one of the most impressive short films I’ve ever watched on any screen.  The stunts are absolutely incredible from the very beginning they get bigger and bigger as the short goes along to its end. The stunt work of Buster Keaton ranges from simple stunts to complex stunts as this short show off the wonders of Buster Keaton’s stunt works on the screen. Buster Keaton and his newlywed wife are gifted a plot of land and try to build a home for themselves, but things quickly begin to go wrong when the pieces get mixed up as normal everything seems to go wrong with this newlywed couple. One week is a marvelous short that you should see today.

Convict 13 review

Convict 13 is Buster Keaton’s first directorial efforts as director.  During a game of golf, Keaton knocks himself out with his own ball and an escaped convict changes clothes with him. The guards mistake him for the prisoner. The joy of Convict 13 is the mistaking intent he plays off of trying to escape. Buster Keaton’s performance really shines in Convict 13 as he is really the king of comedy as this short comedy gem shows off all of his talents as a comic to a great effect on the screen. Convict 13 is a wonderful short you should see today.

The Goat review

Buster gets mistaken for a murderer, dodges the police, and plays around on trains in the goat. The Goat is a charming little gem with many wonderful gags and moments that makes it a must see for any fan of Buster Keaton.

The boat review

The boat is one of Buster Keaton’s best shorts in my eyes. I adore watching Buster Keaton deal with this boating trip from hell. It’s a fun family trip gone wrong with much of it the blame of the buster’s very bad luck as everything seems to happen form sinking his boat to losing it fully in a storm as he cannot ever seem to win anything in this short. The boat is one of my favorite shorts starring buster Keaton. The boat is a wonderful gem that you should see today.

The paleface review

A Buster Keaton comedy-western as it’s where Keaton defends some Native Americans from greedy oil-men. This is one fun comedy western spoof that is something is so much fun to watch on screen. Buster Keaton plays such a soft role in this short with many fun little gags and moments to watch on screen. This is a fun little western comedy gem you should see today.

cops review

I would call Cops among Buster Keaton’s short comedies is one of his most recognized and famous and with good reason as it’s truly one of his best works of comedy for the screen. Buster Keaton displays pure athletic ability, daring stunts of his own and simply hilarious comedy that all shine together on the screen. One of the most impressive things in the film for me was the ladder sequence as that is half the size of hat is half the size of the fence as like a seesaw it tips down to the other side, and whilst this is happening, he turns his body around on the ladder whilst it is going down whilst this is happening, he turns his body around on the ladder whilst it is going down. He sees police officers coming, so he shifts his weight to the other side of the ladder, rotating his body once more causing it to tip over as gags of ladders this gag is the best of this kind of gag ever done for the screen. Another scene that stands out in cops is Keaton going down the street on his horse and carriage as a cop parade happening as he catches the bomb tossed at it and lights a cigarette with it. Cops is a truly funny and wonderful comic gem with many wonderful gags and moments that will bring you joy anytime you see them unfold on the screen making this a classic comic gem you should see today.

The Electric House review

The Electric House is another great Buster Keaton short that highlights his delight in all things mechanical on the screen.  The Electric House is probably the high point so far of Keaton using technology for laughs as he truly does such wonders with all things mechanical on the screen. The Electric House is a pure joy to watch unfold on the screen with its many wonderful moments to watch unfold on the screen. History buffs will know Keaton broke his ankle filming the escalator scene and had to put the film on hold as he dusted off an old short until the next year then re-shot everything from starch to perfection to make this gem.  The Electric House is Hilarious, inventive, unique and full of wonderful gags to watch unfold on the screen. The Electric House is a fun short gem that you will adore to watch anytime.

Why i adore buster kreaton so much

I simply adore Buster Keaton because he simply could make any simple gag and many complex gags all work together as I went through his shorts i found that he simply is marvelous with his timing that he manages make any gag truly stand out by his timing as he makes simple gags and many ladder gags all stand out. He is also a wonder with mechanical gags and he adored trains and other modes of transport as he would often use them in his gags and shorts.  He did westerns a few times that managed poke fun at the western in fun ways before western spoofs were a thing. It is truly remarkable managed do so many wonderful gags and stunts without help of anyone. I enjoyed to talk him today i hope you enjoyed my talk on some of his shorts today.