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Just some thoughts on current happenings:




Classic film screenings from around the world this month include:


Throughout various locations in Australia, Event Cinemas will host Hollywood Classics On the Big Screen. This month's showings will include The Apartment on Monday, July 1 and Murder on the Orient Express on Monday, July 15.

For a list of the theatres hosting these films, and their complete schedule throughout the remainder of the year, click on the banner image above.

Also throughout various locations in Australia, Event Cinemas will host In The House. This month's showings will include Pretty in Pink on Monday, July 8 and Pulp Fiction on Monday, July 22. 

For a list of the theatres hosting these films, and their complete schedule throughout the rest of the year, click on the image above.



Point Blank

Point Blank

Les diaboliques

Les diaboliques

Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil

Elevator to the Gallows

Elevator to the Gallows

Vertigo

Vertigo

In Vancouver, British Columbia, The Cinematheque continues with their series “High and Low: From Pulp to Poetry” curated by Donald Brackett. This month’s screenings include Point Blank (1967) on Monday, July 1 and Les diaboliques on Thursday, July 4, Friday, July 5 and Monday, July 8. Touch of Evil will also screen on Thursday, July 4, Friday, July 5 and Monday, July 8. Elevator to the Gallows will show Thursday, July 18, Friday, July 19 and Monday, July 22. Vertigo will also be presented Thursday, July 18, Friday, July 19 and Monday, July 22.

For more information on the series, click on The Cinematheque top banner image. For more information on each individual screening, click on the appropriate picture above.


In Los Angeles, California The Beverly Cinema will present From Russia with Love (1963, an IB Technicolor print) on Wednesday, July 3. Also being shown this month is a double bill of Gunman’s Walk (1958, 35mm print) and They Came to Cordura (1959, also 35mm) on Sunday, July 14 and again on Monday, July 15.

For more information, including the entire month of July’s exciting programme, click on either of the above images.

In theatres across the U.S. Flashback Cinema is presenting Jaws on July 3, The Sandlot on July 7 and 10, Jurassic Park on July 14 and 17, The Matrix July 21 and 24 and Back to the Future on July 28 and 31.

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In Utrecht, Netherlands The Nederlands Filmorkest will present There Will Be Blood with live musical accompaniment featuring Jonny Greenwood’s ambient score on Saturday, July 6.

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Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

Vertigo

Vertigo

The Haunting

The Haunting

In Hollywood, California, The American Cinematheque Egyptian Theatre will present “Highballs and Screwballs: Two Sides of the 1940s” featuring a double bill of Double Indemnity (1944, a 35mm print and the film’s 75th Anniversary) followed by Ball of Fire (1941, also a 35mm print) both with the legendary Barbara Stanwyck on Thursday, July 11. Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece Vertigo (1958, a 70mm print) will be presented on Friday, July 12. Finally, “Warner Bros. 6-Film Horror/Sci-Fi Marathon” consisting of House On Haunted Hill (1958), The Thing from Another World (1951), Freaks (1932), Them! (1954), The Haunting (1963) and Cat People (1942) will begin on Saturday, July 27 starting at 2pm.

For more information specifically on each of these programmes, click on the corresponding above image. To see the entire month of July’s programming for both The Egyptian and Aero Theatre (the latter in Santa Monica) click on the American Cinematheque banner.

In Duisburg, Germany The Duisburger Philharmoniker conducted by Carl Davis will present Buster Keaton’s silent film classic The General with Davis’ own re-composition of the film’s soundtrack on Thursday, July 7 and again on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13.

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In theatres across the U.S., Fathom Events (along with TCM on Glory) are presenting Easy Rider (as part of the film’s 50th Anniversary) on July 14 and 17, Glory (as part of the film’s 30th Anniversary) on July 21 and 24 and The Muppet Movie (also celebrating its 40th Anniversary) on July 25 and 30.

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In Brevard, North Carolina The Brevard Sinfonia will present Raiders of the Lost Ark with live musical accompaniment featuring John Williams’ thrilling score on Saturday, July 20.

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In Leeds, United Kingdom The Orchestra of Opera North will present Jurassic Park with live musical accompaniment featuring John Williams’ exciting score on Sunday, July 28.

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There are 19 recommended films to watch on Turner Classic Movies in the U.S. this month:

One of film noir's most brilliant "must see" representatives is Fritz Lang's The Big Heat, previously recommended here. TCM will heat up Monday, July 1 at 5pm PST.

(In the forefront, left to right) Lee Marvin, Gloria Grahame, Glenn Ford

(In the forefront, left to right) Lee Marvin, Gloria Grahame, Glenn Ford

Casablanca is a film I've often recommended in the past. Occasionally, however, I catch some flak for not being as enamoured with this adored classic as the vast majority of viewers. For those who consider Casablanca to be one of the finest motion pictures ever made, just the inclusion in my series entitled Top Ten Fool's Gold: The Overrated can be objectionable enough to completely ignore my critique. In my defence, "Fool's Gold" only refers to the mineral pyrite, not to those who hold the film dear, and there are many qualities attributed to the motion picture and contained in my review. In any event, please have a look at both the film and my write-up to see for yourself if my appraisal has merit. Casablanca is on TCM's itinerary for Wednesday, July 3 at 10:30pm PST and again on Thursday, July 11 at 10:45am PST.

Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart

Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart

For an uproarious and thoroughly engaging movie-watching experience, it's hard to beat Bringing Up Baby previously recommended here. The antics will begin on TCM Wednesday, July 3 at (late night) 12:30am PST.

Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Baby

Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Baby

Then there's John Ford's masterpiece The Searchers, previously reviewed here. It is Top Ten Western #2 and is as likely as any film to provide one with a truly unforgettable, rich and rewarding movie-watching experience. The search will begin Thursday, July 4 at (early morning) 4:15am PST.

Jeffrey Hunter, Natalie Wood

Jeffrey Hunter, Natalie Wood

One of the Top Ten World Cinema Treasures is The Battle of Algiers a.k.a. La battaglia di Algeri. The intensity of resolve and emotional dedication is so resolute on both sides of the conflict portrayed, it'll take a miracle for the invested viewer to fully recover after witnessing this stunning cinematic spectacle. The battle will commence Saturday, July 6 at 5pm PST.

Earlier this month I recommended, and linked to a past review of, Casablanca, which I criticised for its emotionally underwhelming Parisian flashback, partly due to the fact that we did not see the romance develop before these rather lukewarm scenes took place. Prior to this film, however, Casablanca's producer Hal Wallis and one of its contributing writers, Casey Robinson, made Now, Voyager where the romance witnessed from start to finish comes alive with fervour, maturity and elegance. Previously reviewed here, Now, Voyager will set sail Thursday, July 11 at 8:45am PST with a repeat performance of Casablanca occurring immediately afterward Thursday, July 11 at 10:45am PST.

Later in the evening, TCM will have one of its rare showings of the exceptional (occasionally identified as noir) western Gunman’s Walk, a previous recommendation about 4 and a half years ago here. Be on the lookout Thursday, July 11 at 6:45pm PST.

(From left) James Darren, Tab Hunter

(From left) James Darren, Tab Hunter

Approximately 5 years after the release of Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart starred in a thrilling film noir adapted from David Goodis’ novel and directed by Delmer (3:10 to Yuma) Daves. Co-starring Bogart's partner in love, Lauren Bacall, Dark Passage combines the best of romance with the best of noir in the best location for both: San Francisco. Previously recommended as a Blu-Ray release here, Bogart will make his "dark passage" on TCM Saturday, July 13 at 11am PST.

Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart

Western fans should check out the rock solid The Fastest Gun Alive, reviewed here, with a spectacular final showdown not to mention the tension-filled and expertly handled exposé leading up to it, Monday, July 15 at 5pm PST.

TCM's current monthly schedule can be confirmed by clicking on the above image. For those who live in parts of the U.S. other than the western region, the time zone can be adjusted in the upper right-hand corner of TCM's programme.

(To Be Continued… ) A.G.