September 14, 2014
Getting Lost Again

Getting Lost Again (and hopefully finding myself)

Reese Witherspoon in the forthcoming film, Wild

“People make mistakes in life through believing too much, but they have a damned dull time if they believe too little.” – James Hilton

Getting Lost has continued to be a popular post on this site for a few years. That tells me that I am not alone in my interest in the idea that getting lost is sometimes the path to getting found.

I have posted a…

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August 4, 2014
Silent Movie

Empty night house full of  everyday things.

Tree silhouettes moving outside the closed window.

Television muted, sexy woman laughing at me.

Up stairs in moon and street lights -

black and white world. Old and tired.

silent

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July 3, 2014

I miss double features at the movies

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June 26, 2014
"You have to be open to the idea of getting drunk on movies."

—   Pauline Kael

June 8, 2014
Back To The Future

Back To The Future

bttf

Marty in Hill Valley 1955

I thought I was big fan of the Back to the Future film franchise, but I never considered building the Hill Valley town that is the home of the McFly family. But a group called Secret Cinema did.

They are building a full-scale version of Hill Valley in a secret London location. The word is that you’ll be able to visit Hill Valley in its 1955 and 1985 versions. There might…

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March 21, 2014

3D films for kids just seem too intense   (No 3D effects if you’re viewing this on Facebook. That is Flatland.)

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February 25, 2014

High Fidelity (2000)

good film
good soundtrack
and a good book by a good writer (Nick Hornby)

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February 6, 2014
I’ve saw this face in person today. Not Joan Blondell (in Miss Pinkerton 1932) but it was the same face.

I’ve saw this face in person today. Not Joan Blondell (in Miss Pinkerton 1932) but it was the same face.

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February 6, 2014

I am ready for winter to go go.

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January 22, 2014

Get happy. Move your feet.

Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds - from I Love Melvin (1953)

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December 28, 2013

It was on this day in 1895 that Auguste and Louis Lumière opened the first movie theater at the Grand Café in Paris.
Thomas Edison and others were also working on various moving picture devices at the time, but most of those other devices could only be viewed by one person at a time.
The Lumières were the first to project moving pictures on a screen, so that they could be viewed by a large audience.

It was on this day in 1895 that Auguste and Louis Lumière opened the first movie theater at the Grand Café in Paris.

Thomas Edison and others were also working on various moving picture devices at the time, but most of those other devices could only be viewed by one person at a time.

The Lumières were the first to project moving pictures on a screen, so that they could be viewed by a large audience.

December 22, 2013

Baby Face (1933)  Barbara Stanwyck + Nietzsche

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December 19, 2013
http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?u=/watch?v=ne6p6MfLBxc&feature=share&list=PLVfin74Qx3tV8bgAhzbfDpnfPoGmJWAcn&index=1&a=T1YC9hYbbVQz0P4PcEx2Rw

So, he’s basically in love with Siri?

Set in Los Angeles, in the near future, Her follows Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive and unique entity in its own right.

Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet “Samantha,” a bright, female voice (Scarlett Johansson) who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.

From the singular perspective of filmmaker Spike Jonze, Her is an original love story that explores the evolving nature—and the risks—of intimacy in the modern world.

http://www.herthemovie.comTheatrical Premiere: December 18, 2013

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December 16, 2013
Is black-and-white back in the movies? Or has it never gone away and we just didn’t notice until this year?
Remember The Last Picture Show, Manhattan, Young Frankenstein, The Elephant Man, Paper Moon?
On Studio 360, they explore the resurgence with the filmmakers of 3 current B&W films Frances Ha, Much Ado About Nothing, and Nebraska:

Is black-and-white back in the movies? Or has it never gone away and we just didn’t notice until this year?

Remember The Last Picture Show, Manhattan, Young Frankenstein, The Elephant Man, Paper Moon?

On Studio 360, they explore the resurgence with the filmmakers of 3 current B&W films Frances Ha, Much Ado About Nothing, and Nebraska:

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December 13, 2013
Horror of Dracula, 1958

Horror of Dracula, 1958

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