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'Frame by Frame: Cyrano De Bergerac'

Olive Films’ theme of the month, Awards Season, continues with Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)! José Ferrer would win an Academy Award for his portrayal of Cyrano de Bergerac. In the scene below we see de Bergerac get the better of a foe with both his sword and his wit. Cyrano is able to counter every advance … Continue reading Frame by Frame: Cyrano De Bergerac

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February 15, 2018

'Happy Valentine’s Day from Olive Films!'

Happy Valentine’s Day from Olive Films! Still haven’t found the right flick to scratch that romantic itch? Try one of these titles from our catalog!   FOR ROMANTICS WHO LOVE A TIMELESS CLASSIC FLICK YOUNG AT HEART   Young at Heart centers on a family headed by a music-loving patriarch (Robert Keith, Men in War) … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day from Olive Films!

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February 14, 2018

'Color Palette: Belle Epoque'

Our February theme of the month, Awards Season, continues with Belle Epoque (1992)! In Fernando Trueba’s Belle Epoque, we see Fernando and Violeta, having slinked away from a costume party, share a moment alone underneath a moonlit sky. The white and blue lighting creates a striking image, and the two distinct light sources help heighten the … Continue reading Color Palette: Belle Epoque

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February 12, 2018

'Olive Films Announces February 2018 Titles'

February offers an exciting mix of biopics, comedies, and a celebration of the age of Aquarius. We have two vastly different Burt Lancaster roles (the tough-as-nails prisoner in Birdman of Alcatraz and a lightly comic turn as a cavalry colonel in the big screen western The Hallelujah Trail), Dennis Quaid channeling rock-n-roll legend Jerry Lee … Continue reading Olive Films Announces February 2018 Titles

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February 9, 2018

'Happy Valentine’s Day from Olive Films!'

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, so why not mix it up with some of the romantic films from Olive’s library? You’ll find your fair share of both comedy and drama here, all wrapped up in romance. Whether you want to enjoy a movie alone or give a great film to your sweetheart, take a look … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day from Olive Films!

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February 5, 2018

'Pause It: Champion'

PAUSE IT: What do you see? Midge Kelly’s (Kirk Douglas) intensity burns off the screen in director Mark Robson’s Champion (1949). An up-and-coming prizefighter, he bears a joyless expression which is that of a determined man. Overlaid atop Kelly’s stern countenance is a second image, the sports section of a newspaper. At the bottom of … Continue reading Pause It: Champion

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February 2, 2018

'With All Due Credit: A Hole in the Head'

Frank Capra kicks off his 1959 Sinatra comedy with a pretty extraordinary set of film credits. The names of the cast fly by, literally, across the screen on an airplane banner, while the beautiful Miami Beach coastline is on full display in the background! You can take home A Hole in the Head DVD on and Blu-ray! … Continue reading With All Due Credit: A Hole in the Head

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'January 2018 New Releases: Best Deals'

¡Saludos desde España! From the Oscar-winning Belle Epoque and the superbly sexy Jamón Jamón to Julio Medem at his quirky best, Olive has some of Spain’s finest film offerings this January. We’ve compiled this guide to help you find where to buy them at the best prices. Just click the links in the prices below … Continue reading January 2018 New Releases: Best Deals

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January 30, 2018

'With All Due Credit: The Facts of Life'

Design legend Saul Bass lends his motion graphic talents to the madcap Bob Hope and Lucille Ball romance The Facts of Life. Bass’ signature style is on full display in these credits, matching the zany comedic performances from the two leads. You can take home The Facts of Life on DVD and Blu-ray. With All Due Credit archive: The Stranger … Continue reading With All Due Credit: The Facts of Life

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January 28, 2018

'Color Palette: Bound'

Is your New Year’s Cinematic Resolution to watch more LGBT films? Check out Bound (1996). Rather than emphasizing the green allure of the cash strung up across the room, the Wachowskis’ neo-noir thriller Bound instead keeps a palette of neutral tones, paying homage to the milky black and white shades of its film noir predecessors. Bound (1996) Directed by … Continue reading Color Palette: Bound

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January 25, 2018

'Pause It: Letters to Father Jacob'

PAUSE IT: What do you see? There’s an air of suspense as a woman (Kaarina Hazard) grapples with a home intruder (Jukka Keinonen) in director Klaus Härö’s Letters to Father Jacob (2009). A newly released convicted murderer, Leila clasps her hand tightly over his mouth to prevent him from crying out. Such is her skill … Continue reading Pause It: Letters to Father Jacob

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January 23, 2018

'114 years of Cary Grant'

  Cary Grant, born Archibald Leach, lived an illustrious life that impacted millions, and today marks what would have been his 114th birthday. His biography is peppered with stories that show his kindness and strong priciples. In honor of him, we’d like to share a few of those stories and how they relate to some … Continue reading 114 years of Cary Grant

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January 18, 2018

'Pause It: The Wedding Banquet'

PAUSE IT: What do you see? A picture from a wedding photo montage of happy couple Wei-Wei (May Chin) and Wai-Tung Gao (Winston Chao) in director Ang Lee’s The Wedding Banquet (1993). But wait — the nuptial bliss of the photo belies a deeper and unhappy truth. In order to please his traditional Taiwanese parents, … Continue reading Pause It: The Wedding Banquet

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January 12, 2018

'Olive Films Announces January 2018 Titles'

¡Saludos desde España! From the Oscar-winning Belle Epoque and the superbly sexy Jamón Jamón to Julio Medem at his quirky best, Olive has some of Spain’s finest film offerings this January. These DVDs and Blu-rays will all be available to own on January 30th. Preorder now!   BELLE EPOQUE (1992) PENÉLOPE CRUZ (Volver, Vicky Cristina … Continue reading Olive Films Announces January 2018 Titles

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January 4, 2018

'With All Due Credit: The Stranger'

Year in review: In August, we released Orson Welles’s The Stranger  (1946) on DVD and Blu-ray. Even from the opening credits, the motif of clocks is in the foreground of The Stranger. The clock serves many roles in the film, both narratively (Welles’s Kindler is a clock repairman and one of the film’s most tense set pieces … Continue reading With All Due Credit: The Stranger

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December 27, 2017

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