42nd Street

42nd Street is a 1933 American pre-Code musical film, directed by Lloyd Bacon. The choreography was staged by Busby Berkeley. The songs were written by Harry Warren (music) and Al Dubin (lyrics). The script was written by Rian James and James Seymour, with Whitney Bolton, who was not credited, from the 1932 novel of the same name by Bradford Ropes.

42nd StreetIt is 1932, the depth of the Depression, and noted Broadway producers Jones (Robert McWade) and Barry (Ned Sparks) are putting on Pretty Lady, a musical starring Dorothy Brock (Bebe Daniels). She is involved with wealthy Abner Dillon (Guy Kibbee), the show’s “angel” (financial backer), but while she is busy keeping him both hooked and at arm’s length, she is secretly seeing her old vaudeville partner, out-of-work Pat Denning (George Brent).

Julian Marsh (Warner Baxter) is hired to direct, even though his doctor warns that he risks his life if ...

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Destination Tokyo

Destination Tokyo is a 1943 black-and-white submarine war film. It was directed by Delmer Daves in his directorial debut, and the screenplay was written by Daves and Albert Maltz, based on an original story by former submariner Steve Fisher. The film stars Cary Grant and John Garfield and features Dane Clark, Robert Hutton, and Warner Anderson, along with John Ridgely, Alan Hale Sr., and William Prince.

On Christmas Eve, the submarine USS Copperfin, under the command of Captain Cassidy (Cary Grant), departs San Francisco on a secret mission. At sea, Cassidy opens his sealed orders, which direct him to proceed first to the Aleutian Islands to pick up meteorologist Lt. Raymond (John Ridgely), then to Tokyo Bay to obtain vital weather intelligence for the upcoming Doolittle Raid.

Destination TokyoOn the way, two Japanese planes attack; both are shot down, but one pilot manages to parachute into the water...

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Music In Prague

The first time we went to Prague it was to see the city and its history, but music in Prague is part of the fabric of the city. I remember saying I had never seen a city where everyone seemed to be walking around with a musical instrument of some type under their arm.

The first thing we did when we got to Prague wasn’t to go and see the Charles Bridge or the Castle… it was to go to an opera…. and that’s what we suggest to all of our friends.

Whoa… wait a minute, you’re saying. “I’m not an opera buff.” We’re not either, and we don’t usually go looking for musical performances when we travel, but music in Prague just called out to us.

Back to that opera… We went to see “Don Giovanni” in the Estates Theatre Prague. This jewel box of a theater opened in 1783...

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Fantasia

Fantasia is a 1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by Walt Disney Productions. With story direction by Joe Grant and Dick Huemer, and production supervision by Ben Sharpsteen, it is the third Disney animated feature film. The film consists of eight animated segments set to pieces of classical music conducted by Leopold Stokowski, seven of which are performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Music critic and composer Deems Taylor acts as the film’s Master of Ceremonies, providing a live-action introduction to each animated segment.

FantasiaDisney settled on the film’s concept as work neared completion on The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, an elaborate Silly Symphonies short designed as a comeback role for Mickey Mouse, who had declined in popularity...

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A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born is a 1976 American musical drama film telling the story of a young woman, played by Barbra Streisand, who enters show business, and meets and falls in love with an established male star, played by Kris Kristofferson, only to find her career ascending while his goes into decline. It is a remake of two earlier versions – the 1937 version was a drama starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, and the 1954 version was a musical starring Judy Garland and James Mason. It will be remade for a third time in 2018 starring Stefani Germanotta and Bradley Cooper.

A Star Is BornEsther Hoffman, an aspiring singer-songwriter, meets John Norman Howard, a famous, successful and self-destructive singer/songwriter rock star, whom, after a series of coincidental meetings, she finally starts dating. Believing in her talent, John gives her a helping hand and her career begins to eclipse his.

Writer and direc...

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How To Have A Western Digital Internal Hard Drive

Western Digital
by Jacques Lebleu

If you are looking for a Western Digital internal hard drive then you should know a little about them first. These tend to come in a lot of different sizes and they are usually a good buy. The prices tend to be affordable as well.

Western Digital makes hard drives to fit any computer. The price is usually determined by the size you are looking to buy; the bigger the hard drive the more it will usually cost. You can usually find a good size hard drive that is relatively cheap.

When choosing a size you should consider the amount of room you will really need. If you download a lot of music, movies, or pictures then you may want to go with a larger hard drive so you will be sure and have plenty of space for everything you need.

Another reason to go with a bigger hard drive is if you use your computer for gaming a lot...

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Tom Cruise Movies

Many people will line up to see a Tom Cruise film. He has been a very popular actor for years and years.

Two of his biggest hits are available in a two pack on Blu-ray. Those movies are Top Gun and Days of Thunder. They are two of his best, with Top Gun sending him into super stardom and Thunder when he was at the peak of his game. Both movies are action oriented and look great in high definition on Blu-ray. These movies are more than likely already in your DVD collection if you are a Tom Cruise fan or an action movie fan. It doesn’t get much better than cheesy 80’s music blaring as two F-16 fighter planes barrel across the screen.

Top Guns story is magical. There are beach scenes and flying action and also a love story throughout. It is a great 80’s movie and the blu-ray version has extras that are definitely worth seeing.

The next movie, Days of Thunder is Hollywood’s att...

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Shane

Shane is a 1953 American Technicolor Western film from Paramount, noted for its landscape cinematography, editing, performances, and contributions to the genre. The picture was produced and directed by George Stevens from a screenplay by A. B. Guthrie Jr., based on the 1949 novel of the same name by Jack Schaefer.  Its Oscar-winning cinematography was by Loyal Griggs. Shane stars Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur (in the last feature, and only color, film of her career) and Van Heflin, and features Brandon deWilde, Jack Palance, Emile Meyer, Elisha Cook Jr., and Ben Johnson.

ShaneShane (Alan Ladd), a skilled, laconic gunfighter with a mysterious past, rides into an isolated valley in the sparsely settled state of Wyoming, some time after the Civil War...

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That Touch of Mink

That Touch of Mink is a 1962 American Eastmancolor romantic comedy film directed by Delbert Mann starring Cary Grant, Doris Day, Gig Young and Audrey Meadows.

That Touch of MinkThat Touch of Mink is one of my favorite movies.  The cast is fantastic.  I must have seen it at least 8 or 10 times, and never tire of watching it, so why don’t you give it a try if you have not already seen it.

Cathy Timberlake, a New York City career woman, meets Philip Shayne after his Rolls Royce splashes her dress with mud while she is on her way to a job interview.

Philip proposes a romantic affair, while Cathy is holding out for marriage. Watching from the sidelines are Philip’s financial manager, Roger, who sees a therapist because he feels guilty about helping his boss with his numerous conquests, and Cathy’s roommate, Connie Emerson, who knows what Philip is after.

Philip wines and dines Cathy...

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101 Dalmations

101 Dalmatians is a 1996 American live-action family comedy film based on Walt Disney’s animated 1961 movie adaptation of Dodie Smith’s 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians. Directed by Stephen Herek and co-produced by John Hughes and Ricardo Mestres, it stars Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright, Hugh Laurie, Mark Williams and Tim McInnerny.

101 DalmationsAmerican video game designer Roger Dearly (Jeff Daniels) lives with his pet dalmatian Pongo in London. One day, Pongo sets his eyes on a beautiful female dalmatian named Perdy. After a frantic chase through the streets of London that ends in St. James’s Park, Roger discovers that Pongo likes Perdy. Her owner, Anita Campbell-Green (Joely Richardson) falls in love with Roger when they meet...

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Have Fun Watching Movies On Directv

Movies act as stress busters, it definitely help you to take a jolly ride to the fantasy world, the world that you aspire to live in but unable to do so due limitations of the realistic world. Realistic movies, another genre, are only extension of your true existence in the world of realism. Documentaries, animated series for kids and toddlers also are creating buzz in the market. Whatever your demand may be, Directv is the best Satellite TV provider that quenched your thirst of watching movies with in the comfy zone of your living room.

For complete movie entertainment, the call of the time is to subscribe to the premium movie channels. Take a glance at the following Directv channels that are dedicated for airing movies of all genres.

HBO

Directv offers you the exclusive pleasure of viewing your popular films in HBO. It is the most famous premium movie package...

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Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday is a 1953 American romantic comedy film directed and produced by William Wyler. It stars Gregory Peck as a reporter and Audrey Hepburn as a royal princess out to see Rome on her own. Hepburn won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance; the screenplay and costume design also won.

It was written by John Dighton and Dalton Trumbo, though with Trumbo on the Hollywood blacklist, he did not receive a credit; instead, Ian McLellan Hunter fronted for him. Trumbo’s credit was reinstated when the film was released on DVD in 2003. On December 19, 2011, full credit for Trumbo’s work was restored. Blacklisted director Bernard Vorhaus worked on the film as an assistant director under a pseudonym.

Roman HolidayAnn (Audrey Hepburn), the crown princess of an unspecified country, becomes frustrated with her tightly scheduled life, and breaks down at having to repeatedly answer “yes, thank y...

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Musical Tickets

Musical Tickets
by HatM

Come holiday season, all the musical theatre fans are excited. After all, they have a chance to catch up on all the new musicals at the various venues across London, and enjoy late night theatre performances or take pleasure in a late night stroll at the West End theatre district, after having watched a wonderful musical play. Of course, there is that one issue to be tackled first; how are you going to find affordable musical tickets for such favoured shows? The answer is simple. Just buy them online.

You can find a host of different official ticketing websites that boast of selling discounted tickets of all theatre genres from operas to musicals, in addition to meal packages, theatre gift vouchers and London attractions like the London Eye, cruises on the river, London Dungeon, Madame Tussauds, etc., which are ideal for an wonderful evening out...

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Classic Christmas Movies Guide Over Decades

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way Oh what fun it’s to ride in a one horse open sleigh,

Hey, jingle bells………

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Humming Christmas Carols cheerfully is a fantastic way to strengthen the atmosphere of Christmas. And picking several classic Christmas movies for watching with family on Christmas Day is also a remarkable means to embrace the forthcoming Christmas.

Here are several classic Christmas movies in conformity with the substances of Christmas and hope they can add glitters to your Christmas.

1, Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

The story takes place between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day in New York City. A mother named Doris is very busy so that she doesn’t have time to be with her little daughter Susan. A man called Kris finds the person assigned to play Santa in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is drunk...

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Duck Soup

Duck Soup is a 1933 Pre-Code Marx Brothers comedy film written by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, with additional dialogue by Arthur Sheekman and Nat Perrin, and directed by Leo McCarey. First released theatrically by Paramount Pictures on November 17, 1933, it starred what were then billed as the “Four Marx Brothers” (Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Zeppo) and also featured Margaret Dumont, Louis Calhern, Raquel Torres and Edgar Kennedy. It was the last Marx Brothers film to feature Zeppo, and the last of five Marx Brothers movies released by Paramount Pictures.

Duck SoupThe wealthy Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont) insists that Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho) be appointed leader of the small, bankrupt country of Freedonia before she will continue to provide much-needed financial aid. Meanwhile, neighboring Sylvania is attempting to annex the country...

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The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont, and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. The Shawshank Redemptionwas taken from the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, the film tells the story of Andy Dufresne, a banker who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murder of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence. During his time at the prison, he befriends a fellow inmate, Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding, and finds himself protected by the guards after the warden begins using him in his money-laundering operation.

Shawshank RedemptionIn 1947 Portland, Maine, banker Andy Dufresne is convicted of murdering his wife and her lover, and is sentenced to two consecutive life sentences at the Shawshank State Penitentiary...

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Trouble In Paradise

Trouble in Paradise is a 1932 American Pre-Code romantic comedy film directed by Ernst Lubitsch, starring Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, and Herbert Marshall and featuring Charles Ruggles and Edward Everett Horton. Trouble in Paradise is based on the 1931 play The Honest Finder (A Becsületes Megtaláló) by Hungarian playwright László Aladár, the film is about a gentleman thief and a lady pickpocket who join forces to con a beautiful perfume company owner.

Trouble In ParadiseIn Venice, Gaston Monescu (Herbert Marshall), a master thief masquerading as a baron, meets Lily (Miriam Hopkins), a beautiful thief and pickpocket also pretending to be of the nobility, and the two fall in love and decide to team up...

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Vertigo

Vertigo is a 1958 American film noir psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. The story was based on the 1954 novel D’entre les morts (From Among the Dead) by Boileau-Narcejac. The screenplay was written by Alec Coppel and Samuel A. Taylor.

After a rooftop chase, where his fear of heights and vertigo result in the death of a policeman, San Francisco detective John “Scottie” Ferguson played by James Stewart retires. Scottie tries to conquer his fear, but his friend and ex-fiancée Midge Wood  says that another severe emotional shock may be the only cure.

VertigoAn acquaintance from college, Gavin Elster, asks Scottie to follow his wife, Madeleine, played by Kim Novak, claiming that she is in some sort of danger...

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High Society

High Society is a 1956 American musical comedy film directed by Charles Walters and starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra. The film was produced by Sol C. Siegel for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and shot in VistaVision and Technicolor, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter.

Based on the play The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry, with a screenplay by John Patrick, the film High Society is about a successful popular jazz musician who tries to win back the affections of his ex-wife, who is preparing to marry another man. The cast also features Celeste Holm, John Lund and Louis Calhern, with a musical contribution by Louis Armstrong.

High SocietyThe highly successful jazz musician C.K. Dexter Haven (Bing Crosby) was divorced from wealthy Newport, Rhode Island socialite Tracy Samantha Lord (Grace Kelly), but remains in love with her...

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Mame

Mame is a 1974 Technicolor musical film in Panavision based on the 1966 Broadway musical of the same name (itself based on the 1958 film Auntie Mame) and the 1955 novel Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis.

It was directed by Gene Saks, and adapted by Paul Zindel, and starred Lucille Ball in her final theatrical film performance. The cast also stars Bea Arthur, Bruce Davison and Robert Preston.

At the reading of the will of young Patrick Dennis’s (Kirby Furlong) father, a trustee, Mr. Babcock (John McGiver), reveals that Patrick is to be left in the care of his aunt, Mame Dennis (Lucille Ball), as well as his nanny, Agnes Gooch (Jane Connell). Taking a train to New York City (Main Title Including St. Bridget), Agnes and the boy arrive at Mame’s home, where they walk into a wild party that she is giving for a holiday she herself created (It’s Today)...

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