Babe Ruth Story, The (1948): Biopic of Famed New York Yankees Player, Starring William Bendix

Note: TCM showed the movie on March 31, 2020. Babe Ruth to boy Johnny in hospital, “you can’t quit…hang out The Babe Ruth Story is a 1948 baseball film biography of Babe Ruth, the famed New York Yankees slugger. It stars William Bendix (New York Yankee batboy in the 1920s) as the ballplayer and Claire […]

100 Books: 100 Texts That Influenced My Thinking and Scholarship–Jacques Ellul, Propaganda

Propaganda of agitation seeks to mobilize people in order to destroy the established order or government. It seeks rebellion by provoking a crisis or unleashing explosive movements.

End of the Century (2019): Argentinean Lucio Castro’s Striking Feature Debut (LGBTQ)

Argentinean writer and director Lucio Castro made a striking feature debut with End of the Century (Fin de siglo) a gay romantic drama.

Serenade (1956); Anthony Mann’s Operatice Melodrma, Starring Mario Lanza and Joan Fontaine (LGBTQ)

One of the few Mario Lanza movies to lose money at the box office, Serenade, directed by Anthony Mann, is loosely based on the 1937 novel Serenade by James M. Cain (“Mildred Pierce”).

Forget Me Not (1936): Zoltan Korda’s Musical Drama, Starring Beniamino Gigli

Zoltan Korda directed Forget Me Not, a British musical drama, starring Beniamino Gigli, Joan Gardner and Ivan Brandt.