The Screen’s Greatest Car Chases

Today, we'd like to take a look at one of the screen's action staples:  the car chase.   Because to be perfectly honest, we just love watching vehicles with their pedals to the metal.  Some cinematic car chases are constructed with such precision and expertise, they could almost stand as works of art.  And to most … Continue reading The Screen’s Greatest Car Chases

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Killing Unicorns: The Career of Peter Bogdanovich (Part 1)

Lots of people love to critique movies.  A lot of them probably think it's as easy as pie to make a high quality film that everyone will adore. So, what happens when an honest to goodness film critic decides to take a seat in the director's chair himself? After all, with their vast experience watching … Continue reading Killing Unicorns: The Career of Peter Bogdanovich (Part 1)

Shaken…Not Stirred (Part 3)

In our last two posts, we gave an overview of James Bond from a producer’s point of view…providing a short history of the series and highlighting why certain changes were made along the way. In doing so, we necessarily had to skip over the films themselves… barely mentioning some of them in fact. Which is … Continue reading Shaken…Not Stirred (Part 3)

Shaken…Not Stirred (Part 1)

Yes, it’s finally time for Miracle Movies to discuss James Bond and his place in film history. (Who just said what took you so long?) To date, Mr. Bond has been the star attraction in 26 different feature films, which combined have made the tidy sum of over $7 billion. Adjusted for inflation, they represent … Continue reading Shaken…Not Stirred (Part 1)

The Master of Disaster (Part 1)

In the history of Hollywood, there's been one producer/director who could never be accused of not having passion for his job. Tinseltown is an extremely demanding and cruel arena in which to ply your trade. But not only was this individual extremely successful....he positively reveled in the position. His name was Irwin Allen. And with … Continue reading The Master of Disaster (Part 1)

Management Advice From Roger Corman

As a public service, we'd like to tell you about Roger Corman. Often called "The King of the B's" or "The Pope of Pop Cinema," Mr. Corman has had a colossal impact on Film History. Not necessarily because of the "artistry" of his films, but because of his unrelenting emphasis on "getting things done." Indeed, … Continue reading Management Advice From Roger Corman

The Dead of Night

In this edition of Miracle Movies, we're going to illustrate some of the trials and tribulations of low-budget film-making. Specifically focusing on some things which just won't die.  Such as the walking dead and where the modern zombie got its start. And that would be a small, ultra-low budget film entitled Night of the Living … Continue reading The Dead of Night

Film History’s Number 3…

When it comes to Hollywood and the magic digit 3, there's really only one possible thing which comes to mind. Time to hide the children. Because we're about to give the low down on The Three Stooges. Love them or hate them, The Three Stooges hold the distinction of being the longest running comedy act … Continue reading Film History’s Number 3…

The King of Ballyhoo

Sorry, but so many of these efforts seem to come across as "gimmicks". And since Halloween is just around the corner, we thought this would be a fine time to introduce the uninitiated to Mr. William Castle. In Hollywood, he was known as the "Master of Gimmicks" or the "King of Ballyhoo". One might argue about the quality of his films, but as a producer he had no equal when it came to packing them in on opening night.