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Westerns set in Mexico

Last night I watched Viva Zapata . . . Marlon Brando and Anthony Quinn (won an oscar).  It got me thinking about “westerns” set in Mexico, some during the Mexican revolution (1908 – 1920).  While these films sure look and … Continue reading

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Trampas and the Virginian

In the most reproduced scene from the most popular Western of all time the cowboy hero known only as the Virginian confronts the cowboy villain Trampas across a poker – when Trampas calls the hero “you son of a . … Continue reading

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Owen Wister: Inventor of the Good-guy Cowboy

In researching films for the next series of Westerns in the Fall I came across this fascinating story . . . click here

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Cellphones in the theatre . . . ahem

Who hasn’t been bothered by someone in a theatre who just can’t control his/her need to check on their smartphone?  Here’s a good article that goes to the core of the problem. Click here

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Film Noir Poetry

We’re sure it’s a win when the rushes fade in, showing him and me. There isn’t a clue what we’re planning, we two; it’s a mystery We shoot in the light, but it’s all day for night with this movie … Continue reading

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Daryl Zanuck documentary

I haven’t been able to find anything on a DVD but this 20 minute YouTube video ought to do the job. Click here

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Romance and Cigarettes

With an all star cast, written and directed by John Turturro, this film is a musical and a thought provoking look at life through the lens of some very down and out people in NY. Quirky but wonderful

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