Story | Jun 28, 2012 | 4:49 PM
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Story | Sep 2, 2012 | 5:15 PMAs far back as Louis Lumière's 1895 "Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory in Lyon" 46-second short, work has been a central theme in motion pictures.¶There have been stark dramas about officer workers as drones (King Vidor's 1928 "The Crowd"), satires (Charlie Chaplin's 1936 "Modern Times"), angry explorations of the hardships of unemployment (John Ford's 1940 "The Grapes of Wrath") and the dangers of certain occupations (Ford's 1941 "How Green Was My Valley" about miners) or political statements such as 1979's "Norma Rae," which examined the struggle to unionize a factory. More recent films such as 1999's "Office Space" have skewered the world of bored computer drones. ¶ So in honor of Labor Day, here are some of the best Hollywood films about the workplace, whether it's an office, a farm — or even the circus.
Story | Jun 16, 2012
Story | Apr 13, 2012 | 4:39 PM
On Saturday evening, the TCM Classic Film Festival will be screening a selection of Hollywood figures' home movies at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel – you can see Esther Williams teaching her children how to swim, Steve McQueen taking his two kids to...
Story | Apr 1, 2012 | 4:39 PM
Mysterious scents of noir fiction sure to liberate your own inner femme fatale