Category Archives: Greatest Movies of the 1930s

Friday Photos: Trompe L’oeil Nation

The idea is to fool the eye, to convince the viewer that the object exists in three dimensions. But of course, the surface is flat. It is a masterful illusion. So it is with Barack Obama and the postmodern Democrat party, who wage a ceaseless campaign of political trompe l’oeil. The Constitution, the separation of […]

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Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1930s: 1938-’39

Myrna Loy and Clark Gable on the set of Test Pilot with director Victor Fleming. We continue our survey of the Twenty Greatest Movies of each decade. Part One, in which we cover the era of silent movies. Part Two, The Thirties, 1930 – ’33. Part Three, 1934 – ’37. Okay, time to wrap up […]

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The Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1930s: ’34-’37

We continue our survey of the Twenty Greatest Movies of each decade. For The Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1920s, click here. For The Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1930s, click here. For The Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1940’s, click here. Let’s roll: 11. Twentieth Century, 1934. Oscar Jaffe, John Barrymore, a stubborn, hyperkinetic […]

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The Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1930s: ’30-’33

Clark Gable, the greatest male star of the 1930’s. Gable was glamorous yet rugged, a man’s man. Women wanted him and men wanted to be him. We continue our decade-by-decade survey of The Twenty Greatest Movies. Last week we examined the 1920’s, the era of silent movies where a particular American vitality found expression in […]

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