Classic Films Reloaded

“Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death.”

– Rosalind Russell, Auntie Mame (1958)

Classic Films Reloaded


Taking a fresh look at some of the classic films of the cinema

What is a classic film?  Well, it can be a personal classic, an ignored classic, an acknowledged classic, or even a modern classic. But we are starting with films from the era usually referred to as ‘The Golden Age of Hollywood’ and we are also including classic films from elsewhere. A goal of the website is to draw attention to the artistry that went into all aspects of their production and to reveal some of the stories behind the making of the films.

The material is published under a Creative Commons Licence.  In addition to original content, the website contains material in the public domain, credited and linked to wherever possible.  Images are reduced visually to fit but you can click on them to see the full-sized versions.

By Bryan James & Michael Hadley
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A photo gallery of some of the films on here:

All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances. And one man in his time plays many parts.”  – William Shakespeare

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