Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy New Year and . . . .

I’m reading a great book on the history of film and found this “all through the years, or until recently, most film makers longed to come to America; examples are Wiliam Fox, born in Hungary as William Fried of German-Jewish … Continue reading

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All is Lost – my review

Robert Redford is a great actor . . . he did everything he was asked of and more but I wonder why he or others didn’t comprehend the following why bother to put the jib up during a storm, very … Continue reading

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Twentieth Century Fox

I just received an email with a link to Variety story about a filmmaker Casey Neistat who was supposed to make a promotional video for the upcoming Ben Stiller movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” but the result isn’t … Continue reading

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Easy Rider . . .

I received an email from D. Scott Easton (who had attended a Paramount Studios advanced screening of The Wolf of Wall Street) which said “sat behind  Peter Fonda and told him I saw ‘Easy Rider’ with Randall Kleiser in this … Continue reading

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25 films added to National Film Registry

Always a good list to refer to when pondering what film to watch. click here for a link to the Library of Congress

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Peter O’Toole, Joan Fontaine and Tom Laughlin pass away

They say things happen in threes.  Well, the passing of Peter O’Toole was bound to happen but the reality of it still shocks.  I recently watched Lawrence of Arabia and it’s only one of so many great performances by O’Toole.  … Continue reading

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Schedule for the “Coming to America” series of films beginning in January

Jan 22    Elia Kazan’s personal film (and his favorite) America, America    A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family’s fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to America Jan 29   Robin Williams in Moscow on the … Continue reading

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