From the point at which serious film analysis took off (in the late 60s here in Australia), the Hollywood musical has been, like the western, film noir, science-fiction, horror and comedy, a heavily celebrated genre, producing countless epigraphs, tomes, theses and coffee table books. Common … Continue reading Remembering Alice Faye
JOEL MCCREA, RANDOLPH SCOTT, SAM PECKINPAH AND MY ADDICTION TO WESTERNS My very first memory of cowboy films is Broken Lance with Spencer Tracy which my father took me to see at the Regent cinema in Brisbane some time during 1954. Tracy was then a … Continue reading A bit of background to my love of the western
Hi, I’m Noel Bjorndahl. I’ve been encouraged by some of my friends to transfer my writings on selected film topics to a more appropriate, searchable channel. So here goes!
Earlier this month, Coleen Gray,John Wayne’s lost love in Red River died aged 92. She was born Doris Jensen of Danish descent.She scored good roles in several 1940s and 1950s films noir: for example, Kiss of Death, opposite Victor Mature (Director, Henry Hathaway); Nightmare Alley, opposite Tyrone … Continue reading RIP Coleen Gray