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Saturday Matinee - The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress

Welcome to the Saturday Matinee on Dieselpunks.

The Memphis Belle The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress was made by the US Army Air Corps and directed by William Wyler during WWII. It features the plane and crew of the Memphis Belle—the first bomber to complete its tour of duty successfully. Because of its successes and luck, the bomber and crew were eventually returned to the US for a bond-raising tour. This film was made to coincide with this. On her 25th mission,…

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Added by Tome Wilson on June 4, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Saturday Matinee - The Marines Are Coming (1934)

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When Lt. "Wild Bill" Traynor, bad boy of the Marine Corps, arrives at a San Diego Marine Base, he is surprised to discover he has been assigned to duty under his old rival, Captain Benton. While eluding the advances of Rosita, a Latin dancer, Bill becomes involved with Benton's fiancee, Dorothy Manning, whom he quickly wins and Benton accepts the impending marriage.

On his wedding eve, Bill, in the company of Rosita,…

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Added by Tome Wilson on May 28, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Saturday Matinee - Scarlet Street (1945)

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Masterfully directed by Fritz Lang, Scarlet Street is a bleak film in which an ordinary man succumbs first to vice and then to murder.

Christopher Cross (Edward G. Robinson) is a lonely man married to a nagging wife. Painting is the only thing that brings him joy. Cross meets Kitty (Joan…

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Added by Tome Wilson on May 14, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Saturday Matinee - Things to Come by HG Wells

Welcome to the Saturday Matinee on Dieselpunks.

 Today, I'm sharing with you one of the greatest inspirations for dieselpunk fiction.  Alongside Fritz Lang's Metropolis, and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, HG's Wells' story The Shape of Things To Come should be experienced if you like the war & reconstruction side of the genre.

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Added by Tome Wilson on May 7, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Saturday Matinee - The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)

Welcome to the Saturday Matinee on Dieselpunks.

In this early Hitchcock classic, a serial killer known as "The Avenger" is on the loose in London killing blondes. When a mysterious man moves in with the Buntings looking for a room to rent, all hell breaks loose.

It certainly has echoes of the Jack the Ripper murders, but Hitchcock's storytelling introduces enough twists and original story elements to make this its own mystery…

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Added by Tome Wilson on April 23, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Saturday Matinee - The Flapper (1920)

Welcome to the Saturday Matinee on Dieselpunks.

 

This weekend, we're screening The Flapper, directed by Alan Crosland in 1920.

In 1920s jargon, a "flapper" was a footloose young lady who, in keeping with a current fad, wore open-laced boots that flapped as she walked. The word became a generic catchphrase, referring to any jazz-age female with a thirst for excitement.

The Flapper stars Olive Thomas as Ginger King, a…

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Added by Tome Wilson on April 16, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Saturday Matinee - Bela Lugosi in Bowery at Midnight (1942)

Welcome to the Saturday Matinee on Dieselpunks. Every weekend, we showcase a classic movie from the Golden Age of film. This week, we have Wallace Fox's Bowery at Midnight.

Released during the height of film-noir, Bowery at Midnight stars Bella Lugosi as a respected college professor, a humanitarian soup kitchen proprietor and a homicidal crime boss. (And you thought you were busy?) The large cast also features John Archer, Dave O'Brien and cover-girl-gorgeous Wanda McKay,…

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Added by Tome Wilson on February 5, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Saturday Matinee - Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927)

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Every weekend, we showcase a classic movie from the Golden Age of film. This week, we have Walter Ruttmann's Berlin: Symphony of a Great City.



Produced in 1927, the phoenix that is Germany had just emerged from the worse aftereffects of World War I. The Great Depression that was to throw everything into chaos was still over the horizon, and Hitler was little more than a provincial rabble rouser who collected more… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on November 6, 2010 at 4:35pm — 1 Comment

Saturday Matinee - Häxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages (1922)

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In the spirit of Halloween, we're showcasing the diesel and steam era's biggest supernatural picture shows. This week, we have Häxan (Witchcraft Through The Ages.

Häxan is a 1922 Swedish/Danish silent film written and directed by Benjamin Christensen.

Based partly on Christensen's study of the Malleus Maleficarum, a 15th century German guide for inquisitors, Häxan is a study of…

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Added by Tome Wilson on October 23, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Saturday Matinee - Le manoir du diable

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In the spirit of Halloween, we're showcasing the diesel and steam era's biggest supernatural picture shows. This week, we have Le manoir du diable (The Haunted Castle).



Directed and produced by Georges Méliès in 1896, Le manoir du diable is a fun romp through the first generation of theatrical special effects.





Run time: 3 minutes, 18… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on October 16, 2010 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Saturday Matinee - The Golem (1920)

Welcome to the Saturday Matinee on Dieselpunks.



In the spirit of Halloween, we're showcasing the diesel era's biggest supernatural picture shows. This week, we have The Golem (aka "Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam").



Written and directed by Paul Wegener, with help from Carl Boese and Henrik Galeen, The Golem is perhaps the silver screen's first great monster movie. Though it was actually the third time director-star Paul Wegener had played… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on October 9, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Saturday Matinee - Thomas Edison's Frankenstein (1910)

Welcome to the Saturday Matinee on Dieselpunks.



This week, we're getting into the Halloween spirit and celebrating October with Thomas Edison's Frankenstein. This film is noted as being the first screen version of Mary Shelley's classic story.



Blending visual nightmare & Gothic romance, it tells this much trampled tale more as Jekyll and Hyde ghost story. A look at one man's struggle with the inadequacies of solitary… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on October 2, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Saturday Matinee - Guardians of the Constitution: Mayhem on Mars

Welcome to the Saturday Matinee on Dieselpunks.

Do you like adventure? Do you like pulp adventure?

Let me repeat, do you like Pulp Adventure! ?

Great! Then you'll love Guardians of the Constitution: Mayhem on Mars.

Created by Dieselpunks member J. Fjeld Jr. and his faithful crew, Guardians of the Constitution is a serial style…

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Added by Tome Wilson on September 25, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Saturday Matinee - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)

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The Universal Film Manufacturing Company was not known in the silent era as premier producer of motion pictures, but in 1916 they produced a film that could not be made effectively without expensive special effects and special photography. Marshalling the expertise underwater experts Ernest and George Williamson, Universal financed the extensive production which would require location photography, large sets, exotic costumes,… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on September 18, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Saturday Matinee - A Jazzed Honeymoon (1919)

Welcome to the Saturday Matinee on Dieselpunks.



This week, we have an early romantic comedy starring Harold Lloyd, with Bebe Daniels as the finacee who can't keep him from going crazy.






Produced by: Hal Roach

Running Time: 8…
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Added by Tome Wilson on September 11, 2010 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Saturday Matinee - Alfred Hitchcock's The Ring (1927)

Welcome to the Saturday Matinee on Dieselpunks.


Each weekend, we'll bring you a classic, full-length movie from the dawn of Hollywood.


This week, we have one of Alfred Hitchcock's earliest pieces entitled, "The Ring."


Jack Saunders (Carl Brisson) and Bob Corby (Ian Hunter) are two boxers in love with Nellie (Lillian Hall-Davis). Jack and Nellie are married but their marriage is flat so she starts to look to Bob for… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on August 21, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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