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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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Peter O’Toole . . . never an actor but most respected

Peter O’Toole was nominated for EIGHT oscars but never won!!!!  Amazing, here are the films. Venus (Actor) My Favorite Year (Actor) The Stunt Man (Actor) The Ruling Class (Actor) Goodbye Mr. Chips (Actor) The Lion in Winter (Actor) Becket (Actor) … Continue reading

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Screenplay is so important

In the last 50 years only one movie has won the Oscar for Best Picture without it’s screenplay being nominated also . . . . Sound of Music.

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Oscar Snubs

The Oscar presentation drama is finally over.  Many of you know how I feel about the contest, that’s it’s political, it’s not empirical but it is what it is and I did like The Revenant, Spotlight and Bridge of Spies … 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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Daniel Day-Lewis

Having recently watched The Unbearable Lightness of Being, I delved deeper into Day-Lewis’s career and was amazed at this actor’s accomplishments and life management skills.  He’s a rare bird for sure and it’s all to the good. To begin, he’s … Continue reading

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Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening – Frank Capra, Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman

As many of you know, I’ve been reading Capra’s autobiography “The Name Above the Title”.  I’m more convinced than ever, he is the greatest director of all time and I might conceive of a film series dedicated to his film … Continue reading

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