From the Film Vault

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From the Film Vault Blog

Guess the Movie!

Movies posters are iconic images that frequently make their way into popular consciousness right along with the movie itself. Can you guess the movie from the poster?

Program Notes: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

The Day the earth Stood Still movie poster

The Robert Wise-directed The Day the Earth Stood Still was one of the best flying saucer films of the '50s and one of Wise's most prestigious works.

New on the DVD Shelves: Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

Crazy, Stupid, Love movie poster

Crazy, Stupid, Love is a romantic comedy. But near the end it has a whopper of a reveal. And whether you buy that reveal or regard it as a cheat will pretty much determine how you feel about the movie.

Program Notes: Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983)

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life movie poster

It’s comforting to know that 30 years after their heyday, the madmen of Monty Python still have the power to offend and outrage. In The Meaning of Life, these Brit twits tweaked sacred cows so remorselessly that they still leave bruises.

Robert Wise Film Series Introduction

Robert Wise

Robert Wise was never an auteur in the sense that Hitchcock, Fellini and Bergman were auteurs. Instead, Wise was a Hollywood director-for-hire who could tackle just about any subject. Some of his movies are classics.