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New: Austin Phillips (Zoo Station) offers his advice on how Studios could bring audiences back into theaters. This is a must read for film fans and studio heads alike... sadly the Hollywood executives won't listen because he makes too much sense here: Bring Back Hollywood.

Ren's PicksFlicks To Hold You Over: Reviews written by Eric "Renderking" Fisk, some that were originally posted on The Indy Experience since 2002 - other's posted here on The Fedora Chronicles for the first time!

New: Comparison of the Westerns: Shane and Blazing Saddles Through The Three Historical Frameworks of Industry, Gender and Technology: In this essay, the Classic Western Shane will be compared to the Revisionist Western Comedy Blazing Saddles through discussions on why they are Westerns, why they should be compared and are compared through three historical frameworks. More to come!.

Alice Haddock shares with her views of movies that are (or were) to be released and also writes about how some current movies reflect the style and courage of movie makers during The Golden Age.

The Hollywood Encyclopedia: "This page focuses on the Golden Age of Hollywood that incredible period when the cinema was at its peak from the golden 20s to the swinging 60s. The big studios dominated the industry and many movies now recognised as classics were made.  I hope this site will be enjoyed by those who already love classic movies as well as newcomers just beginning to discover the gems of the Golden Age of Hollywood." - Derek McLellan.



Captain Midnight And The Secret SquadronNew Independent Motion Picture In Pre-Production - In The Tradition Of "The Rocketter,” "Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow" and "Raiders Of The Lost Ark…"  Production Diary #5 has been added to "Behind The Scenes..." - New Pictures have been added to the "MEDIA" section...  A high-quality Teaser Poster that's available for our readers to print and share...

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Current Period Movies - The Fedora Chronicles

Brideshead Revisited (2008): The memoirs of Captain Charles Ryder who is stationed at Brideshead Castle during WWII and remembers his involvement with the owners of the Brideshead estate: the aristocratic yet Catholic Flyte family and in particular brother and sister Sebastian and Julia.

Geköpfte Hahn, Der (The Beheaded Rooster - International: English title)(2007) : A moving coming of age story in a time of extreme change: on August 23, 1944 in a small city in Romanian Transylvania, the 16 year old Felix Goldschmidt awaits his classmates for their traditional Exitus Party (school graduation). However, this very day the kingdom of Romania takes leave of its ally of many years - Nazi Germany - thus ending the 800 year old, highly successful story of ethnic German immigration at the feet of the Carpathian Mountains. It is a great story of young people's blindness to the rise of Fascism, the destruction of bourgeois values, a first love and shattered friendships.

Hellboy: Blood and Iron (2007) (TV) IMDB Plot Summary: In 1939, young Professor Broom destroyed Erzsebet Ondrushko, a female vampire who bathed in the blood of innocents to stay young. Now someone in upstate New York is trying to bring her back, and the elderly Professor Broom has decided to investigate it himself. He takes the top BPRD agents, Hellboy, Liz Sherman and Abe Sapien..." From more info, Check out Hellboy Animated - The Production Diary of the Hellboy Animated Projects and "Got To Hellboy."

Hellboy 2: The Golden Army (2008) IMDB: "The mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, so Hellboy and his team must save the world from the rebellious creatures."

"The Pacific War" (2009): A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling stories of America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II. Based in part on the book "Fly Boys" by James Bradley.

All The Presidents Men - (Now out on DVD) IMDB Plot Outline: Based on the Robert Penn Warren novel. The life of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political creature loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana.

A Good Woman (2004) - Directed by Mike Barker, Writing credits: Oscar Wilde (play) Howard Himelstein (screenplay). Set in 1930’s Italy with Helen Hunt on the prowl for a younger man to marry.

Ask the Dust - An adaptation of John Fante's novel directed by Robert Towne, Set in Depression-era Los Angeles, Staring Colin Farrell and Salma Hayek.


Luke Mason shares with us his trials, tribulations and even discoveries from making his first "Fan Film."



Click for "Joi"Review: “Comfort And Joi”  

Cinderella ManReview by Jeff Hanni, aka Mr. "Snakewhip" Sable..

"Citizen Kane"  ANOTHER VIEW - By Justin P. Onion: New to The Fedora Chronicles; Justin P. Onion reviews one of his favorite classics in his own up-beat style...

Forbidden Planet: Movie Review By Bryan K. Scott

The Maltese Falcon - Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of The Novel And It’s Impact on The Literary WorldThe Special Tribute to The Maltese Falcon.

 The Maltese Falcon – 75th Anniversary of The Novel’s First Publishing. - The Fedora Chronicles invites our readers to share articles, fan-fiction and art work to help commemorate this event. Chick here for more details.

"October Sky" A Review of October Sky by Joel McClain.

"Revenge Of The Sith" The Middle of a Saga, the End of an Era. . . A personal review of "Revenge Of The Sith" By Matthias Satlure.

"A Review of “This Island Earth”  By Brian K. Scott

War Of The WorldsWe invited a few members and readers of The Fedora Chronicles to put their own spin on the novel and motion picture,



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