Posts Tagged ‘Classic movies’


In a mansion in the fictional Xanadu, a vast palatial estate in Florida, the elderly Charles Foster Kane is on his deathbed. Holding a snow globe, he utters the mysterious word “Rosebud” and then dies; the snow globe slips from his hand and smashes on the floor.

And that’s how one of cinema’s most iconic scenes opens one of the greatest motion pictures ever made. (more…)



Why on earth has Ben Hur been re-made?

If we’re talking about completely unnecessary remakes, you could barely get any more unnecessary than trying to remake a movie that is already an absolute classic. (more…)

Omar Sharif in Lawrence of Arabia, 1962

“Omar Sharif…? No one is called Omar Sharif! Your name is… ‘Fred’!” That was what Peter O’Toole said to his then unknown co-star the first time they were introduced, on location filming what would become a legendary film, ‘Lawrence of Arabia’.
And true to his word, O’Toole continued calling him ‘Fred’ for the decades that followed; the two actors had remained close friends right up until O’Toole’s death in December 2013. Legend has it that the two of them got themselves arrested on their first night in Hollywood.


Alright, so I know the problem with a list like this is that it’s either too predictable or it’s subjective to the point of alienating.