Bonnie and Clyde (1967) is an important film. The fact that its stars, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, were asked to hand out the Best Picture Oscar in 2017 on … Continue reading Bonnie and Clyde: A Most Important American Movie
PASSIONATE ABOUT CLASSIC FILM My name is Paul and I am a classic film enthusiast. I have always been passionate about classic film ever since I was a young boy back in Donegal, Ireland, back in the early seventies. As a fully qualified teacher, I have worked in education for many years, teaching English, History and Film Studies. I love writing about classic film as much as I love talking about it. I have written quite a lot of articles and pieces about the subject. I have even written a couple of screenplays which I submitted both to various film competitions. Despite positive feedback, especially for my second screenplay, I did not win. But I will try again. My favourite screenwriters of all time are Robert Riskin, Ernest Lehman, Billy Wilder and Francis Ford Coppola. In My opinion, The American Film Institute (AFI), The British Film Institute (BFI) and The Irish Film Institute (IFI) are the best film organisations in the world. I have been a loyal member of the BFI for years. My biggest claim to fame is meeting Audrey Hepburn at the UNICEF Children’s Day in Dublin back in 1988. Audrey was genuinely lovely. I live in Birmingham in England with my sweetheart. We met in London 25 years ago and she has made me the happiest man in the world. Classic Film Journal relates to the films from the Golden Age of Hollywood, which lasted from the silent era in the 20s to the early 60s. But my website should also be about any classic movie. That's about it really. I simply wish that everybody could be as passionate about classic film as I am.
William Wyler’s Ben-Hur (1959) is the definitive Biblical epic. It is the last of those lavish religious features of the fifties that were made to combat the rising popularity of … Continue reading Ben-Hur: The Impressive and Enduring Biblical Epic
Fay Wray and Lionel Atwill stars in this fascinating horror gem from the Pre-Code era. Doctor X was released by Warner Bros. in 1932 as one of the many horror … Continue reading Doctor X – The 1932 Pre-Code Horror Gem
Frank Capra and Robert Riskin delivers a timeless fantasy adventure Haven’t you ever dreamed of a place where there was peace and security where living was not a struggle but … Continue reading Lost Horizon: An Unforgettable Fantasy Classic
February 26, 2019 marks the release of a must-read dual Hollywood biography and we at Classic Movie Hub are honoring it with a special blogathon. Commemorating the lives and careers … Continue reading Exciting Fay Wray and Robert Riskin Blogathon Message
The Electric Cinema at Station Street in Birmingham is an apt venue for any classic film, but it proved to be the ideal venue for the recent screening of G.W. … Continue reading The Electric Cinema
My love of classic cinema began in Donegal