Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Winners of the Frankenstein Giveaway!

I used Random.org to choose the winners of the Frankenstein/Bride of Frankenstein double feature.

They are:

Karly+Chris

Laura Mathias

Bunny Moreno

I need you all to email me before tomorrow at classicforeverblogger(AT)yahoo(DOT)com with your name, address, and theatre preference. I'll pass this info on to Fathom Events and they will mail you your tickets!

Thank you to everyone for participating! And thanks again to Fathom for allowing me to host this giveaway! :-D

-Millie

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

FRANKENSTEIN! ELSA LANCASTER BEING COOL! GIVEAWAY! (let me repeat that for emphasis:) GIVEAWAY!






What's that you say? Free tickets to see a Frankenstein/Bride of Frankenstein double feature...IN THEATRES?! This can't be happening?!

No, you are not going mad. It is happening. It really is happening.

I have three pairs of tickets to giveaway for the double feature screening on October 24th at 7pm.

I quote the official website:

Just in time for Halloween, NCM Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Universal will present a Halloween Double Feature in movie theaters nationwide on Wednesday, October 24th in celebration of Universal’s 100th Anniversary. Don’t miss seeing Boris Karloff on the big screen as the original “Frankenstein” (1931) followed by Karloff and Elsa Lanchester in “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935).
 
The event will begin with TCM Host Robert Osborne as he treats audiences to exclusive interviews conducted at this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival.  Joining him will be Karloff’s daughter, Sara Karloff along with Bela Lugosi, Jr. the son of the classic Dracula star and  Academy Award® winning make-up artist, Rick Baker. All three will talk about classic horror movies, how legendary icons like Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi helped define the genre and how today’s horror films measure up to the classics.  

To enter to win, just drop me a comment or send me an email at classicforeverblogger(AT)yahoo(DOT)com before Thursday the 18th!

 It's gonna be AWESOME!

-Millie

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Winner of the Jesse James DVD Giveaway!

I randomly chose the winner and it was CagneyFan! Send me an email at classicforeverblogger(AT)yahoo(DOT)com with your name and address and I'll get that DVD to you right away! :-D

-Millie

Lawrence of Arabia Digitally Restored 50th Anniversary Event: or OH MY GOSH PETER O'TOOLE YOU ARE SO TALL AND YOUR BLUE EYES ARE SO BLUE AND EVERYTHING IS SO BEAUTIFUL!


I went to see Lawrence of Arabia last night [errr, last Thursday night. I may or may not have forgotten to publish this] (full disclosure: I was give free passes by Fathom Events). 

IT WAS SO MUCH THAT I CAN'T EVEN.

I had never seen Lawrence all the way through before (somehow I had managed to see random different chunks of it), so I was quite excited. I brought my mum along…because she had never seen it. I had been told by more than one person that if there was one film that MUST be viewed in theatres – it was Lawrence of Arabia.

And, um, yes.

Reasons Lawrence of Arabia must be viewed in theatres:

1) Close-ups of Peter O’Toole’s face that are 15ft tall.

2) It’s the only way to truly experience the magical properties of Omar Sharif’s tears (more powerful than unicorn blood mixed with fairy dust).

3) THE ALL-POWERFUL DAVID LEAN COMMANDS YOU TO VIEW HIS CREATION IN A THEATRE. 

4) The desert. The desert.


Honestly, the #1 lesson to be learned from Lawrence of Arabia is never go into the desert. Ever. ever. ever. ever. (Okay, the #1 lesson is actually Bros Before Killing Turks...but more on that later.)

But, even though that is the important lesson to be learned, the desert still calls to you. It's so stinkin' beautiful you literally want to go get lost in the desert. WHY ARE YOU MESSING WITH OUR MINDS, ALL-POWERFUL DAVID LEAN?!

Honestly, it's one of those film films -- I mean, it has brilliant writing and acting and such, but the film itself is just an experience. And, obviously, I'm not the first person to say this about Lawrence of Arabia. I actually really don't have anything new to say about Lawrence. Except that it was awesome.

And honestly, it reminded me of how much I love Omar Sharif. When that man cries-- IT HURTS ME.

I mean, Peter O'Toole is one of the greatest actors ever (and one of my all-time favorites) and his performance is beyond words and his scenes of pain or confusion are beautifully done. The entire audience feels the pain and empathizes. But even his tears are nothing close to Omar Sharif's.

Oh my gosh. I just wanted to break down and cry every time.

BROS BEFORE KILLING TURKS, LAWRENCE. WHY DID YOU FORGET THIS!?


Anyway, I quite enjoyed the film and the experience of seeing it with my mother. She was convinced that all the Turks were Germans ("they look like Germans") and about three minutes into the movie she made the grand discovery that "Wow, Peter O'Toole is a great actor" -- but that just makes it all more fun! ;-D

In conclusion of this horribly disjointed post, I must describe my entrance into the theatre to see the movie.

I walked in. The theatre was completely dark. The screen was completely black. There was a single old man sitting in the center of the room. This was playing:


It was kinda awesome.

And, really, go see this film...in theatres. Or sit really close to your TV with the speakers on full blast.

-Millie

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