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Throwback Thursday: Garbo, John Wayne, Laurel & Hardy

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 10, 2014 12:00 AM
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Throwback Thrusday-1-Movie Ad 1930s
Welcome to a new weekly feature where we’ll be reprinting vintage movie ads. I can’t get enough of these, and I hope you’ll share my enthusiasm as we step back in time.

DVD Screenings: From Paul Muni To John Wayne

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 2, 2014 12:00 AM
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Howard Hawks-Red River
I’ve been exploring a variety of recent DVD releases, including Howard Hawks’ 'Red River,' Joseph Losey’s 'Stranger on the Prowl,' and a World War II oddity called 'The Boy from Stalingrad.'

John Wayne Revealed

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 13, 2014 2:30 PM
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"John Wayne: The Life and Legend" is a thoughtful, well-written book. Even if you’re familiar with Wayne’s career, chances are you’ll learn things you didn’t know; I certainly did.

John Wayne—But Not In 3-D

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • June 5, 2012 10:36 AM
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John Wayne’s 'Hondo' might have been the first major studio picture from the 3-D era of the 1950s to come to home video, but today’s welcome Blu-ray release from Paramount is in conventional 2-D. Too bad. Paramount trumpets the fact that it’s in widescreen for the first time, which is true.

Hollywood’s First 3-D Revolution

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 31, 2012 2:05 PM
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As 3-D continues to amuse, bemuse, frustrate, and bilk the moviegoing public, little attention is paid to the sweeping events that dominated the year 1953, when the medium revolutionized Hollywood for a tantalizingly brief period of time. There is so much misinformation about the first great wave of 3-D that Bob Furmanek has recently re-launched his 3-D Film Archive website and packed it with fascinating, must-see material for 3-D buffs and neophytes alike.

Hondo In 3-D at the Academy

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 1, 2008 7:37 AM
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Earlier this week, I was honored to be asked to host a screening of 'Hondo' (1953) at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Hondo is one of the few major films of its time that couldn’t be shown at the World 3-D Film Festival in recent years, so hardly anyone has seen it projected in 3-D since its original release.

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