Monthly Archives: March 2015

Film Noir Festival

The 2015 version of this festival (#17) begins this Friday at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.  Gritty film noir just may be embraced by contemporary audiences more than any other genre from the Golden Age of Hollywood.  We’ve seen our … Continue reading

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Italian Neo-realism

Neo-realist conventions: the lead actor is a non professional actor (a college Professor who agreed to play the role), the use of studio sets is kept to minimum and the everyday lives of people are examined in minute detail . … Continue reading

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W C Fields on the Marx Brothers

He said that The Marx Brothers were the only act he couldn’t follow on the live stage. He is known to have appeared on the same bill with them only once, during an engagement at Keith’s Orpheum Theatre in Columbus, … Continue reading

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Comedy

here’s a good article on what makes comedy click here

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Skirball

Here’s a cool website to learn about film events in Los Angeles click here

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Comedians of film – Ford Sterling

Ford Sterling was one of the earlier greats in the silent era of film and talkies.  He worked at Keystone, one of the ‘Big 4’ he was the original chief of the Keystone Cops.  Making a smooth transition to talking … Continue reading

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