High Fidelity (2000)
High Fidelity (2000)
I’ve saw this face in person today. Not Joan Blondell (in Miss Pinkerton 1932) but it was the same face.
Get happy. Move your feet.
Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds - from I Love Melvin (1953)
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.
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
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?
Harvey Weinstein acquired this documentary for theatrical distribution but does not have the television rights, which were sold to PBS’ American Masters. The release date of September 6, 2013 was chosen for the film to be a candidate for the 86th Academy Awards.
The film will premiere on American Masters as the program’s 200th episode in January 2014.
The Way, Way Back
Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park’s managers.
Saw it. Enjoyed it.
It reminded me of MEATBALLS if that had been written by much better writers with a better director. Sam Rockwell is the BIll Murray character.
Written by Jim Rash (love him on COMMUNITY too) and Nat Faxon. They picked up an Oscar last year for writing the screenplay for THE DESCENDANTS.
It’s the birthday of filmmaker Sir Alfred Hitchcock, born in London in 1899. The Master of Suspense directed many films, including Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Vertigo, Psycho, and The Birds.
I always remember reading that a young and shy boy, his very Catholic parents wanted to teach him a lesson about consequences. His father sent him to the police station where he had made arrangements to have locked him in a cell. “This is what we do to naughty boys,” said the policeman. It was only for 5 minutes but it traumatized Alfred for life. He never drove a car for fear of being stopped. The policeman in his films are often ominous. (Check out the trooper who stops Janet Leigh in Psycho.) Hitch said, “I’m not against the police; I’m just afraid of them.”
He died in 1980.