Author: Bob J

Bob J’s – The Sting (1973)

Following the huge commercial and critical success of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969, the many fans of the film eagerly anticipated another teaming of Paul Newman, Robert Redford and director George Roy Hill. But for...

Bob J’s – The Way We Were (1973)

The Way We Were is a thoughtful and believable love story for adults set in part against the background of the HUAC (House Un-American Committee) hearings. In fact, it was one of the first major film productions to tackle the...

Bob J’s – On the Waterfront (1954)

On the Waterfront was not only an important American film, it was also a game-changer for Hollywood. The early 1950s had begun to see the gradual disintegration of the studio system that had served Hollywood well for three...

Bob J’s – Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

Throughout the 1940s and into the 1950s, Metro Goldwyn Mayer produced the most opulent and innovative screen musicals that every other Hollywood film studio tried to imitate. But MGM reigned supreme, and the man responsible for...

Bob J’s – The rise of the American teen pic

Ever since the movies learned to talk, but particularly during the 1930s Depression era, Hollywood produced any number of films about problem youngsters – classic productions such as Dead End (1937), Angels with Dirty...

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