News/Blog: Monthly Archives: April 2016

'Pause It: Woman They Almost Lynched'

  PAUSE IT: What do you see? A camera slowly tracks from right to left as actress Audrey Totter paces forward. A duel has commenced in Director Allan Dwan’s Woman They Almost Lynched (1953). In this scene, Dwan shows us how a simple camera move can be used to heighten the tension of a moment. … Continue reading Pause It: Woman They Almost Lynched

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April 29, 2016

'Mother’s Day Gift Guide'

  Happy Mother’s Day from Olive Films! Are you worried about what to get the mother figure in your life to show them how much you care? Look no further! We’ll help you find a film that they’re sure to love! Please remember to order by May 2nd to have your gift delivered in time … Continue reading Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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April 26, 2016

'BestBuy.com Sale on Select Science Fiction'

Good news! You still have a couple days left to take advantage of the awesome BestBuy.com sale on select Science Fiction DVDs and Blu-rays. You can browse the entire sale here. Or, to make it easier for you to choose between all the great films, we’ve collected our titles for you on this page! Just … Continue reading BestBuy.com Sale on Select Science Fiction

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April 25, 2016

'Pause It: That Cold Day in the Park'

  PAUSE IT: What do you see? In Robert Altman’s That Cold Day In the Park, Sandy Dennis stands arms crossed in her posh living room. Outside, rain streaks down the windowpane and the chilly winds blow. Posed in the left of the frame, Dennis’s stationary presence imbues the moment with a feeling of remove. … Continue reading Pause It: That Cold Day in the Park

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April 22, 2016

'Films Adapted from Pulitzer Prize Winners'

  The 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced! It’s probably only a matter of time before this year’s winning works of fiction become their own films. In the meantime, here are some films from the Olive catalogue that are adapted from Pulitzer Prize-winning works.   IRONWEED William Kennedy received the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for … Continue reading Films Adapted from Pulitzer Prize Winners

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April 19, 2016

'PAUSE IT: Cauldron of Blood'

  PAUSE IT: What do you see? It’s famed horror star Boris Karloff (Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Isle of the Dead, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, and Targets). Born William Henry Pratt, Karloff possessed a knack for embodying all that was eerie and went bump in the night. In this shot from Santos Alcocer’s Cauldron … Continue reading PAUSE IT: Cauldron of Blood

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April 15, 2016

'Olive Films Announces June 2016 Titles'

We have some great classics that will be ready for you to enjoy on a hot summer day this June 21! We have a noir, a couple classic comedies, some more recent westerns, and nostalgic favorites. These are all available to pre-order now!   APPOINTMENT WITH CRIME (1947) Leo Martin (William Hartnell, TV’s Doctor Who), … Continue reading Olive Films Announces June 2016 Titles

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April 13, 2016

'PAUSE IT: Try and Get Me'

PAUSE IT: What do you see? A drama of light and shadow. In this scene from director Cy Endfield’s film noir classic, Try and Get Me (a.k.a. The Sound of Fury, 1950), two men, Lloyd Bridges and Frank Lovejoy, tussle amid a brooding nightscape. As a genre film noir (1940s – late 1950s) concerned itself … Continue reading PAUSE IT: Try and Get Me

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April 8, 2016

'Olive Films Takes You Out to the Ball Game'

America’s favorite past-time is back again! Each sport has its fair share of beloved films. Boxing has Rocky, Raging Bull, and of course the one that started it all, Body and Soul. Basketball has Hoosiers, Space Jam, and Hoop Dreams. Football has The Longest Yard, Remember the Titans, and North Dallas Forty. Even bowling can argue … Continue reading Olive Films Takes You Out to the Ball Game

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April 7, 2016

'June 2016 Crossword'

Ready to test your film knowledge and get a sneak peek of what we have planned for June? The clues that reveal what titles are slated for June 21 are marked with an asterisk and the words “Olive June release.” All other clues are just for some fun trivia. Good luck and happy puzzle solving! … Continue reading June 2016 Crossword

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April 5, 2016

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