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Wednesday, 24 May 2000

2017 Centennials


I had so much fun last year celebrating the centennials of important people to film, a project that led to my fifth book, A Hundred in 2016, that I knew I had to continue in 2017.


So, here's my Centennials 2017 project.

Each review here is posted on what would have been (or in some instances actually is) the one hundredth birthday of someone important to the film industry. It aims to remember them with an interesting film from their career that, in the process, allows me to explore another aspect of history, whether to cinema or something wider.

Some of these people are famous, household names that we grew up watching. Some aren't. And some used to be, but a hundred years is a long time and things change. All, however, are important.

These films will vary by era, genre and nationality and, together, help to enrich my knowledge and maybe yours too. I'll collate these reviews into a new book, A Hundred in 2017, to be released at the beginning of 2018.

Rating System
1 - Abysmal | 2 - Bad | 3 - Poor | 4 - OK | 5 - Good | 6 - Excellent | 7 - Classic

Latest Review (15 Apr 2017)
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr T. 1953 5 6 Roy Rowland IMDb

All 2017 Centennial Reviews
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr T. 1953 5 6 Roy Rowland IMDb
Behind Locked Doors 1948 4 4 Budd Boetticher IMDb
Blanche Fury 1948 5 5 Marc All├ęgret IMDb
The Blue Veil 1951 5 5 Curtis Bernhardt IMDb
Emperor of the North Pole 1973 5 5 Robert Aldrich IMDb
The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery 1966 4 4 Frank Launder & Sidney Gilliat IMDb
It Always Rains on Sunday 1947 6 6 Robert Hamer IMDb
The Naked Kiss 1964 6 6 Samuel Fuller IMDb
The Night Walker 1964 5 5 William Castle IMDb
Stay Hungry 1976 5 4 Bob Rafelson IMDb

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