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'Frame by Frame: 1969'

Chaos and panic simmer down, leaving friends (Robert Downey Jr. and Kiefer Sutherland) to embrace in this Frame by Frame from the period piece 1969 (1988). 1969 is available on DVD and Blu-ray.   Frame by Frame archive: Who’s Minding the Store?

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May 26, 2017

'Happy birthday to John Wayne!'

“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.” Let’s celebrate 110 years of John Wayne! We at Olive Films know that there’s nothing quite like saddling yourself up to watch one of the Duke’s many great films. And there are plenty to choose from. Did you know that with over 140 leading roles, … Continue reading Happy birthday to John Wayne!

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'Color Palette: Breaking Glass'

Our theme of the month, Defiance, continues with Breaking Glass (1980). Hazel O’Connor and this neon-drab palette sit somewhere between punk and new wave in the rags-to-riches music story Breaking Glass. The lighting and costuming of the film are key to its atmospheric portrayal of England in the late 1970s.     Breaking Glass is available on DVD … Continue reading Color Palette: Breaking Glass

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May 25, 2017

'Pause It: 1900'

    PAUSE IT: What do you see? A young boy stands amid a golden field. There is a tranquility to this agrarian scene as the child looks back and invites us to join him. But look closely. Is this a 19th century painting or a photograph? In fact, it is a 20th century film, … Continue reading Pause It: 1900

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May 24, 2017

'In Focus: The Devil and Miss Jones'

In Focus is our chance to look a little closer at some of our favorite films. This edition of In Focus highlights our film of the month, The Devil and Miss Jones (1941). It’s a socially conscious comedy that’s made by the delightful chemistry between cast members. Jean Arthur is as charming as ever, and although … Continue reading In Focus: The Devil and Miss Jones

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May 12, 2017

'Pause It: The Devil and Miss Jones'

Our May theme of the month, Defiance, continues with this Pause It for our film of the month, The Devil and Miss Jones (1941). PAUSE IT: What do you see? In The Devil and Miss Jones (1941), stars Jean Arthur and Charles Coburn relax at the beach amidst a throng of bustling bodies. Our eyes are drawn … Continue reading Pause It: The Devil and Miss Jones

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May 10, 2017

'Pause It: The Lawless'

Our May theme of the month, Defiance, continues with The Lawless (1950). PAUSE IT: What do you see? Here are four stills from director Joseph Losey’s starkly depicted The Lawless (1950). A story about the long-standing political unrest of a Mexican-American farming community and its struggles for both racial and economic justice, The Lawless is notable because … Continue reading Pause It: The Lawless

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'Color Palette: The Fool'

Our theme of the month, Defiance, continues with The Fool (2014). The dreary, muted shades of The Fool capture the Russian film’s bleak atmosphere perfectly.     The Fool is available on DVD and Blu-ray. Color Palette Archive: Zapped Beach Blanket Bingo

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'Mother’s Day Gift Guide'

Happy Mother’s Day from Olive Films! M is for the Many things she’s done for you. O is for the perfect gift from Olive Films M is for order by May 5th to receive the gift in time for Mother’s Day. Are you worried about what to get the mother figure in your life to show them how much you care? … Continue reading Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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May 2, 2017

'Color Palette: Zapped'

Our theme of the month, hijinks, continues with Zapped! Scott Baio’s experiment erupts in a burst of 80s neon in this Color Palette for the raunchy teen comedy Zapped (1982).     Zapped is available on DVD and Blu-ray. Color Palette Archive: Beach Blanket Bingo

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April 26, 2017

'In Focus: Knock On Wood'

In Focus is our chance to look a little closer at some of our favorite films. This edition of In Focus highlights a film that goes hand-in-hand with our Theme of the Month, hijinks: Knock on Wood (1954), a quirky Danny Kaye vehicle from the writing/directing team of Frank & Panama. Danny Kaye was a … Continue reading In Focus: Knock On Wood

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'Pause It: Skidoo'

    PAUSE IT: What do you see? The animated title sequence to Otto Preminger’s now infamous cult classic, Skidoo (1968). In this playful opening scene, the mood of the picture is given a light comic air as the jumpsuit-wearing criminal–perhaps even meant to be the cartoon caricature of the iconic, bald-headed Preminger himself–skips and … Continue reading Pause It: Skidoo

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'April New Releases: Best Deals'

We’re celebrating Earth Day this April with a batch of releases that span the globe, from France to Japan and from Italy to Morocco. With films from esteemed directors including Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, Hiromichi Horikawa, and Walerian Borowczyk, our April releases encourage you to broaden your horizons. You may notice that some of today’s releases … Continue reading April New Releases: Best Deals

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April 25, 2017

'Pause It: Who’s Minding the Store?'

    PAUSE IT: What do you see? Legendary slapstick comedian Jerry Lewis hangs high above the New York City streets … or does he? In this still taken from Director Frank Tashlin’s Who’s Minding The Store? (1963), a bit of hijinks is afoot. As Lewis’s hands begin to slip, we gasp at the potential … Continue reading Pause It: Who’s Minding the Store?

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April 20, 2017

'Frame by Frame: Who’s Minding the Store?'

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April 18, 2017

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