Monthly Archives: January 2017

Preston Sturges

We had fun the other night watching “The Great McGinty”.  Talk about timely, it’s a film made in 1940, the first film directed by Sturges and it won him an Academy Award for best screenplay.  It’s all about the rise … Continue reading

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All About Eve

On Wednesday, Jan 25 at the Palm Theatre, we’ll kick off a short 4 film series highlighting Daryl Zanuck’s accomplishments as a producer.  Wednesday’s film will be “All About Eve”, directed by Joseph Mankiewicz (Ben’s uncle), starring Betty Davis, Ann … Continue reading

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Daryl Zanuck

The Producer!!!  Over 249 IMDB credits.  No one has had more impact on film since 1928 than Daryl Zanuck.  He’s produced some of the most iconic films ever, including All About Eve which was the first film to receive 14 … Continue reading

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Lumiere Brothers

While in Lyon, France we visited the Lumiere Museum on the site where cinematography was born, the museum presents the story of the Lumière Brothers’ inventions thanks to projections and interactive features on four floors of the Château Lumière, the … Continue reading

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Love Actually – maybe the best Christmas movie ever

The website threefiftyeight is an analytical website.  They use data to analyze all sorts of things and it’s easy to understand.  I enjoy checking it out every now and then and was delighted when they decided to look at Love … Continue reading

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Magnificent Seven redeux

So there’s a remake of the Magnificent Seven?  Hmmmmm, not sure I am interested as I’m so attached to McQueen, Brynner, et al that I don’t want confusion but I do want to watch “Seven Samurai” on the big screen … Continue reading

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