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Ronald Haver

The late Ronald Haver was a noted film historian and film curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is one of the great works of art in the history of film, and yet, except for some recent television screenings, this British production is largely unknown in the United States. This is primarily due to the obscurit…

By Ronald Haver

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Black Narcissus

Black Narcissus was the sixth production from that remarkable pair of artists Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, collectively known as The Archers, who dominated the creative side of the British film industry from 1943 through 1956. Based on Ru…

By Ronald Haver


Casablanca: The Unexpected Classic

Thursday, March 2, 1944—the United States is in its third year of war with the Axis powers. More than 12 million Americans are fighting on various fronts; the German armies are being repulsed at Anzio and the newspapers have large headlines about t…

By Ronald Haver


Singin’ in the Rain

Singin’ in the Rain is, in the opinion of most contemporary film critics, one of the great movies of the sound era. The mere mention of its title brings a smile to the face of every movie lover, regardless of age. Its central image, that of Gene Ke…

By Ronald Haver


King Kong

King Kong is unique in motion picture history. In the 51 years since its original release, its particular combination of unbridled imagination and ingenious craftsmanship have never been equalled. Not only has it stood the test of time, but King Kong…

By Ronald Haver