Category Archives: Guest Post

Guest Post: TCM Party Takes the San Francisco Silent Film Festival

TCMParty‘s Trevor Jost has written a few guest posts for the site in the past, so I was very excited when he asked if he could write about the San Francisco Silent Film Festival. Since moving to LA last year I’ve missed like four events with that festival and it breaks my heart. I hope you enjoy reading Trevor’s take on the festival as much as I did!


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Guest Post: Hans Albers, Germany’s singing John Wayne

Trevor has once again written a post for Cinema Fanatic! This time it’s on a subject I have absolutely no knowledge of, so I will be learning along with you all.

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Guest Post: Ten Great Films To Get You Hooked On Pre-Code Hollywood

Trevor Jost, whom I met this past weekend at the TCM Classic Film Festival, has graciously written this post, sharing with us some Pre-Code Hollywood films he hopes will get you hooked on the era.

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Site Update: Cinema Fanatic Guest Starred On A Podcast

Recently I recorded a podcast with The Dark of the Matinee‘s The Mad Hatter. You can find the podcast on the sidebar of their site, as well as on iTunes and various other podcast places on the vast interwebs.

Please take a listen. In it we discuss what we think about the Oscar nominations, as well as give some early predictions. There’s also a neat little intro wherein I answer questions like “What was the first movie you ever saw?” and “What essential film have you not seen?” My answer to that last one is rather shocking. Here’s the link again. Go take a listen. I swear you’ll enjoy it. Also, be sure to check back at The Dark of the Matinee tomorrow and leave feedback on their official post with your thoughts! And while you’re at it, check out their Facebook page as well.

Guest Post: Movie Quote(s) of the Day from

Hello, Cinema Fanatics!

I’m here to tell you a little bit about a new quotations website and database called Quotables. We’ve taken the traditional quotations dictionary and transformed it into social, simple to use resource for the Web. Quotables makes sure your favourite quotes are never forgotten, keeping your quote collection in one place and making it easy to share your favourite quotes with your friends.

We’re also big film buffs, and delighted that Marya agreed to have us. Here are our Top 10 classic film quotes. We’ve picked our favourites and removed the cliches. Enjoy!

1. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

— Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride,

2. Are you crying? Are you crying? ARE YOU CRYING? There’s no crying! THERE’S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!

— Jimmy Dugan, A League of Their Own,

3. You don’t know how hard it is being a woman looking the way I do…I’m not bad. I’m just drawn that way.

—Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

4. That’s quite a nice little nothing you’re almost wearing. I approve.

— James Bond, Diamonds are Forever,

5. And on the third day, God created the Remington bolt-action rifle, so that Man could fight the dinosaurs. And the homosexuals.

— Homeschooled Boy, Mean Girls,

6. Vivian: Nice costume.

Elle: I like your costume too. Except when I dress up as a frigid bitch, I try not to look so constipated.

— Elle Woods, Legally Blonde,

7. Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.

— Franz Leibkind, The Producers,

8. Kurt: I’m Kurt. I’m eleven. I’m incorrigible.

Maria: Congratulations.

Kurt: What’s “incorrigible”?

— Kurt Von Trapp, The Sound of Music,

9. Max Fischer: I like your nurse’s uniform, guy.

Dr. Peter Flynn: These are O.R. scrubs.

Max Fischer: O, R they?

— Max Fischer, Rushmore,

10. WE ARE SEX BOB-OMB! We are here to make you think about death and get sad and stuff.

— Kim Pine, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,

Guest Post: Disconnected – Public Opinion, Critical Acclaim, and The Academy

Nicola, who’s runs Uncultured Critic, has written a special guest feature for Cinema Fanatic about  “the disconnect between public opinion, critical acclaim, and The Academy.” I hope you enjoy it! And while you’re at it, y’all should follower her on Twitter, too!


The Economist recently released an article with the following title:

A World of Hits: Ever-increasing choice was supposed to mean the end of the blockbuster. It has had the opposite effect

Ever-increasing choice? Not anymore! Since the advent of the latest 3D boom (-and-hopefully-bust), choices have dwindled considerably.

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