Monthly Archives: October 2014

David Lean

Directed “Bridge on a River Kwai” for which he won an Academy Award and “Lawrence of Arabia” and many other films during his career and you can learn more about it here

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Smiles of a Summer Night review

Toni and I watched this movie last night and were very happy we did.  While story is complex, the direction, camera and lighting were magnificent.  It’s easy to see how this film won the Palme d’Or at Cannes.  There is an … Continue reading

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Spencer Tracy – Bad Day at Black Rock

Nicholas Schenck, MGM’s president at the time, nearly did not allow the picture to be made because he felt the story was subversive. The film’s producer, Dore Schary, wanted Spencer Tracy for the leading role. Concerned that Tracy might not … Continue reading

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Smiles of a Summer Night – Ingmar Bergman

We’ll watch a little of the film before Bad Day at Black Rock. In the beginning of the Twentieth Century, the successful fifty years old lawyer Fredrik Egerman has been married for three years with his naive nineteen years old … Continue reading

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Italian Neorealism – 1950s

We watched a little of Fellini’s “La Strada” last Wednesday and I highly recommend you rent it to see the entire film, it’s a masterpiece, it won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 1954 and really gives a film … Continue reading

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Lone Pine Film Festival

Henry Schafus is there, don’t you wish you were there too. click here to learn about the festival

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Incredible Video

I don’t normally share videos but a friend sent this one to me and I am so taken by it that I just had to share.  The editing, camera work, direction and landscape is excellent! Mountain Biking on the Isle … Continue reading

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