The Shop Around The Corner, starring Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart, features the traditional Lubitsch touch in their third team-up. When Ernst Lubitsch died, as William Wyler once remarked to Billy Wilder, it meant “no more Lubitsch movies.” The movies were personified by what we call The Lubitsch Touch. As explained on the back of the Blu-ray case, it’s the filmmaker’s trademark: “wit instead of buffoonery, sentiment instead of sentimentality, affection instead of attitude.” The…"The Shop Around The Corner: The Lubitsch Touch"
The Diary of Anne Frank is a film about the horrors of the Holocaust and keeps our attention from start to finish over 60 years after its release. I’m not going to kid around. This film is three hours long but its worth every minute of it. We get a glimpse of Jewish life for those who hid from the Nazis in hopes of surviving WW2. Some families made it while others did not. Families…"The Diary of Anne Frank On Her 91st Birthday"
The Life of Emile Zola might not be remembered like other films but the biopic gave Warner Bros. their first Best Picture in studio history. Emile Zola (Paul Muni) is a writer that took up Captain Alfred Dreyfus’ (Joseph Schildkraut) cause after he was falsely accused and convicted of a crime he did not commit. Zola risks his entire career by publishing J’Accuse…! in a French paper. By getting involved, Zola would later be tried…"The Life of Emile Zola: Warner’s First Best Picture"