Monthly Archives: November 2013

Duel in the Sun

Follow up on this movie . . . . . I did watch Duel in the Sun! It’s lush and quite sensual (sexual that is) I can imagine the folks implementing the Hayes Code during the making of the film.  … Continue reading

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History of Film in the 1940s

As I said yesterday, we could have extended the series on Film in the 1940s for a long time in order to do justice to all the film greats (actors, directors, movies, etc) that occurred during the decade; it was … Continue reading

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Hell will be poppin today at the Palm Theatre

Hellzapoppin’ is like no other film you’ve ever seen.  It’s not been shown on TV for 35 years due to intellectual properties litigation but I bought a DVD and will show it today. I’ve been looking for some good background … Continue reading

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RIP Syd Field – the guru of screenwriting

If you ever had a desire to write a screenplay, then it was Syd Field who helped you get the job done.  Syd Field, long considered by the global film community as “the guru of screenwriting,” died on Sunday, November … Continue reading

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Sea Sickness movies

If you want the experience, try “All is Lost” and “Captain Phillips”.  Phillips is a much better film but Redford’s acting in All is amazing, I can share with you my criticisms of All in another post . . . … Continue reading

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Frank Capra

During the golden age of Hollywood, Capra’s “fantasies of goodwill” made him one of the two or three most famous and successful directors in the world. Watch this video played during the AFI tribute to him  click here

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Cary Grant 1st to go independent

Grant was the first actor to “go independent” by not renewing his studio contract, effectively leaving the studio system, which almost completely controlled what an actor could or could not do. In this way, Grant was able to control every … Continue reading

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