The Horror of Dracula (1958)

Okay, I've done a commentary on the Bela Lugosi Dracula in a previous post, now, I'm going to do one on the third Dracula movie that would eventually come 20+ years or so later, and would be part of the lineup of Hammer Horror films, to be succeeded by The Brides of Dracula. Like I've …

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Grand Hotel (1932)

I first knew about this film as one of the movies Wes Anderson was inspired by when he made The Grand Budapest Hotel. At first I thought this was a Lubitsch picture for some reason, but this star-studded cinematic masterpiece is directed by Edmund Goulding. It's a cinematic adaptation of Vicki Baum's Menschen im Hotel, …

Rebecca (1940)

For this weekend's edition of posts, one of Alfred Hitchcock's early films. I've seen a number of Hitchcock films so far; Psycho, Rear Window, Vertigo, Dial M for Murder, North by Northwest, Marnie, The Birds, and Rope (all of which I will do a commentary on later on this year or in the coming months). …

Dracula (1931)

There have been so many Dracula adaptations in film over the years, starting from the first loose adaptation Nosferatu, up to... Dracula: Prince of Darkness, I think. But this time, I'm going to the second (?) cinematic adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel, and perhaps the role that Bela Lugosi is most known for. If you've …