Category Archives: interesting

Arthur Miller – Director of Photography

Arthur was known as one of Hollywood’s most accomplished lighting cameramen, a master at black and white cinematography.  With 7 Oscar nominations resulting in 3 awards.  He worked exclusively at Fox Films and today we’ll watch The Gunfighter, his second … 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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Disney at the public trough in Australia

It’s pretty sad when a company as profitable as Disney needs to go for public money to make a film in Australia and then have the Australian government hide the “impact” from the taxpayers.  Could that happen in America?  Well, … Continue reading

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Babe Ruth vs Landis

At the time of Landis’s appointment as commissioner, it was common for professional baseball players to supplement their pay by participating in postseason “barnstorming” tours, playing on teams which would visit smaller cities and towns to play games for which … Continue reading

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Eight Men Out and Judge Kenesaw Landis

Today’s film was an interesting and historically accurate look at the times when baseball was in it’s infancy and corruptible.  Bad behavior of owners created player revolts and the temptation to take bribes was the result. The owners brought in … Continue reading

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Saving old films

Thanks to Janis for sharing the link to the NY Times story from 2016 about what’s being done to save films. click here

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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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