From the Film Vault

From the Film Vault Blog

Program Notes: Two for the Seesaw (1962)

Two for the Seesaw movie poster

Playwright William Gibson's fame was established with Two for the Seesaw, a two-character romantic drama. Considerable behind-the-scenes machinations were involved in bringing it to the big screen.

New on DVD: The Guard (2011)

The Guard movie poster

The Guard, a terrific first-time feature from writer/director John Michael McDonagh, finds Brendan Gleeson dominating every second he’s on screen in a role tailor-made for his imposing physical presence and bullish personality.

Program Notes: Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

Somebody Up There Likes Me movie poster

Viewed today, Somebody Up There Likes Me seems way ahead of its time. It’s easy to see how this Robert Wise production provided a road map for other fight movies. It also made Paul Newman a star.

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.

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