How the West Was Won is an epic Western that follows the Prescott family bloodline during a 50-year period stretching 1839-1889. Spencer Tracy narrates the Oscar-winning film through its five main segments and an impressive epilogue showing the transformation of the West into the early 1960s. In particular, we see the Hoover Dam, the Four Level Interchange in Downtown Los Angeles, and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. It’s kind of like the ending…"How the West Was Won: An Epic Western at 60 Years"
One cannot write a list of the best rom-coms of all time if the list of movies does not include any films released prior to 1970. The amount of times I hear that someone refuses to watch movies from before a certain year is just mindboggling. Like why? How can anyone write about film without at least making an effort?!? If you’re especially writing about film history, you MUST make an effort to study film…"The Best Rom-Coms Ever: Watch Movies Before 1970"
Stanley Kramer’s Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner features a masterclass in acting from Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, and Katharine Hepburn. When the film first came out in late 1967, it couldn’t have been more controversial for the era. After all, so few films depicted an interracial marriage in a positive manner. A Black person and a white person couldn’t be married to each other in 17 states during the time of filming. It wasn’t until…"Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner: A Masterclass"
Pat and Mike is the final team-up between Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn while the duo were under contract to M-G-M. Following Pat and Mike, Tracy and Hepburn would team up to make only two more films together: Desk Set (1957) and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967). The latter two films would be released by 20th Century-Fox and Columbia, respectively. If you have not watched the latter, I beg of you to please do…"Pat and Mike: Tracy-Hepburn Classic on Blu-ray"
Without Love isn’t as famous as other pairings but it is the third team-up between screen legends Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. George Stevens’s romantic comedy, Woman of the Year, marked their first team up in 1942. However, this wasn’t meant to be their first team-up. No, the honor was going to belong to The Philadelphia Story but things didn’t work out in the end. One thing is for sure though: Without Love does not…"Without Love: Tracy-Hepburn Classic Hits Blu-ray"
Judgment at Nuremberg is an epic courtroom drama revisiting the post-World War 2 tribunals in which Germans were brought to justice for crimes against humanity. There are more films nowadays as more survivors open up to tell their stories. Back in the day, these films were few and far between. Where Schindler’s List is perhaps the best film of life during the Shoah, Judgment at Nuremberg may very well be the best of the post-war…"Judgment at Nuremberg: The Epic Courtroom Drama"
It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is one of the best ensemble comedies and the star-studded film remains a classic to this day. Imagine yourself being surrounded by some of the best comedy stars of the day. It sounds impossible, right? Think again because this film doesn’t have a few of them but brings everyone together in an epic race to find the Big W. Let’s get one thing straight though. This isn’t a…"It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a Classic"