Monthly Archives: July 2015

Orson Welles

Thanks to Terry for sending me this link on Youtube of some old footage Wells made but never finished. Click here

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Seven Days in May and Paths of Glory

We watched Seven Days in May (1964) last night with Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster and I couldn’t help but notice that George Macready played a senior politician who confronts a rogue general (Douglas) about the perceived threat of a … Continue reading

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In preparation for the next series “Comedy in Film” I found this piece which is a condensation of the movie “Airplane” . . . all of the classic scenes.  As you’re watching this, ask yourself, why am I laughing?  This … Continue reading

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RIP Theodore Bikel

Because I’m a musician, not an actor, I’ve always thought of Bikel as a folk singer.  And indeed he was one but acting was his first love. Bikel’s breakthrough stage role in London was in the 1949 production of “A … Continue reading

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Welcome to all of you who’ve signed up to follow the blog.  This morning I spoke to the RAM breakfast group (Retired Active Men of SLO) about the Film Appreciation Series at the Palm Theatre.  There is quite a bit … Continue reading

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Films I’ve shown during the last 4 years

Amadeus Arthur Babette’s Feast Bad Day at Black Rock Big Night Bill Budd Bull Durham Captain Blood Cotton Club Diabolique Diner Duck Soup Eat Drink Man Woman Eating Raoule Elephant Man Gold Diggers of 1933 Gunga Din Hero High Noon … Continue reading

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I’m thinking that my idea of looking at comedy through the ages in film is still a good idea and is the leading contender for the themes this coming Fall.  With that in mind, here’s a good look at why … Continue reading

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