Category Archives: director

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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A director asks for a million things a day. People are more willing to give it to you when you ask nicely.

A nice post to the DGA website back in 2011 by Bethany Rooney . . . enjoy click here

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Deborah Kerr – many nominations, no oscars

Last night we watched “The Sundowners” with Robert Mitchum, Kerr and Peter Ustinov.  Directed by Fred Zinneman.  The film was made in 1960 and might have been one of the first glimpses of Australia that many Americans ever saw.  Mitchum … Continue reading

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State of the Union and Polling

Wrapped up the film series on how Hollywood has treated the Presidential campaign process with the Frank Capra directed “State of the Union” starring Tracy, Hepburn, Van Johnson, Angela Lansbury and Adolph Menjou plus some other surprises.  We had a … Continue reading

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Mike Nichols – director

After watching Primary Colors yesterday, which everyone enjoyed; we came home to find that we had recorded a recent American Masters on PBS show about Mike Nichols.  We watched it and are more than ever convinced that he was one … Continue reading

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Coen Brothers films ranked

You can find all sorts of reviews on films and rankings of directors, etc but I think this is a good look at 16 of the Coen brother’s films ranked from #16 to #1 click here

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Coen Brothers – pick any film and you’ll enjoy it

They are quirky, funny, odd . . . . they work side by side, writing and planning each film and know exactly what they want.  Actors like working with them because their direction is so confident and they know how … Continue reading

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