Tag: Anthony Mann

Cold War Propaganda: Strategic Air Command (1955) + Jet Pilot (1957)

Cold War Propaganda: Strategic Air Command (1955) + Jet Pilot (1957)

November 1, 2016 | By

Review of Anthony Mann’s Cold War drama Strategic Air Command (1955), newly released on DVD & Blu by Olive + Howard Hughes’ nutty Jet Pilot (1957) from the KQEK.com archives.

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DVD: Strategic Air Command (1955)

DVD: Strategic Air Command (1955)

November 1, 2016 | By

The FBI Story (1959) and Strategic Air Command (1955) form James Stewart’s unofficial government propaganda diptych where two agencies – ground-level and aerospace, respectively – are portrayed as necessary bodies, always on guard against evil that threatens the sanctity and virtue of the American way…

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A Philip Yordan Trio: Broken Lance (1954), House of Strangers (1949), and The Man from Laramie (1955)

A Philip Yordan Trio: Broken Lance (1954), House of Strangers (1949), and The Man from Laramie (1955)

January 4, 2016 | By

Reviews of 3 films written by / story by prolific Hollywood scribe Philip Yordan: Broken Lance (1954) + The Land from Laramie (1955) from Twilight Time on Blu, and House of Strangers (1949) from Twentieth Century-Fox.

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BR: Man from Laramie, The (1955)

BR: Man from Laramie, The (1955)

January 1, 2016 | By

From film noir to westerns and increasingly bloated period epics, Anthony Mann was a director with a flair for atmosphere, characters in states of deep conflict, and capturing stunning vistas, especially in wide film formats like CinemaScope.
Mann made several films with James Stewart, who used his free agent status to pick and choose…

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DVD: El Cid (1961)

DVD: El Cid (1961)

December 6, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / E . Film: Excellent/ DVD Transfer: Excellent / DVD Extras: Excellent Label: Genius Products/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: January 29, 2008 Genre: Historical Epic / Biography Synopsis: The life of El Cid, the legendary hero who fought to unite 11th century Spain. Special Features: . 4-page colour […]

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DVD: Fall of the Roman Empire, The (1964)

DVD: Fall of the Roman Empire, The (1964)

December 6, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / F . Film: Very Good/ DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: Excellent Label: Genius Products/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: April 29, 2008 Genre: Historical Epic / Roman History Synopsis: The love life of a Roman general is repeatedly thwarted when kooky Emperor Commodus realigns Rome’s focus from an […]

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