Monthly Archives: October 2013

Duel in the Sun next week with guest speaker

Next week we’ll watch the King Vidor directed, David O. Seznick produced film Duel in the Sun and have guest speaker D. Scott Easton tell us about his career in film working as an Assistant Director and Production Manager. here’s what … Continue reading

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Gentlemen’s Agreement at the Palm this week

Just had lunch with Jim Dee and he said this is one of his favorite films.  Elia Kazan wrote, “I don’t move unless I have some empathy with the basic theme.” His first such “issue” film was Gentleman’s Agreement (1947), … Continue reading

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San Luis Obispo International Film Festival

Wendy Eidsen, Artistic Director is going to visit the class on Nov 13 and bring a short for us to evaluate!  She’ll also tell us about what’s going on with the festival.  Toni and I are now going to be … Continue reading

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Broderick Crawford

You probably remember him more for his long running starring role in the TV series “Highway Patrol” (1955-1959) but he also won an oscar for best actor in the movie “All the King’s Men”.  We’ll watch it tomorrow and also … Continue reading

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How Green Was My Valley

Voted the best picture of 1941, John Ford’s epic film about a coal mining family in Wales was shot in Malibu due to the inability to film in Wales becasue of the war efforts in Britain.  The movie was the … Continue reading

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We won’t watch Ball of Fire

We won’t see this film during the series this Fall but Ball of Fire is a film directed by Howard Hawks and starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck released in 1941.  Although John Ford—his friend, contemporary, and the director arguably … Continue reading

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Movie review . . . . Gravity

I normally don’t review movies here but after seeing Gravity in 3D I cannot resist in saying it’s a turning point in film.  The story is funny, intense, dramatic and gut wrenching and a little vague but the cinematography is … Continue reading

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