The First Female Mad Scientist – Malita in The Devil-Doll (1936)

***This post is part of the Movie Scientist Blogathon, hosted by Christina Wehner.***  ***Some spoilers*** “[The film] has, in the person of Malita, what… may be the silver screen’s very first female mad scientist.” (El Santo, par. 9) A few weeks ago, I participated in the Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon with this blog post. I focused … Continue reading The First Female Mad Scientist – Malita in The Devil-Doll (1936)

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Too Smart For Her Own Good: Ingrid Bergman in Hedda Gabler (1962)

***This post is part of The 3rd Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon, hosted by Virginie Pronovost of The Wonderful World of Cinema. *** ***Some spoilers*** “[Hedda] can be witty and charming. She’s knowledgeable and smart – and that is the problem. Hedda Gabler is too smart for her own good.” (Silver Screenings, par. 3) I’ve been a classic film … Continue reading Too Smart For Her Own Good: Ingrid Bergman in Hedda Gabler (1962)

A Moony Romantic Glow: Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen, and Tim Robbins in Miss Firecracker (1989)

***This post is part of the My Favorite Movie Threesome Blogathon, hosted by the Movie Movie Blog Blog. *** ***Some spoilers*** As most of my readers know, I’m a huge fan of classic films and I love to throw my hand in when there’s a blogathon going on. Now, I don’t consider films of the … Continue reading A Moony Romantic Glow: Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen, and Tim Robbins in Miss Firecracker (1989)