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Why the Armenian-Genocide Film ‘The Promise’ Is Crucial Cinema – CURNBLOG

Terry George’s ‘The Promise’, set during the Armenian-Genocide, is a great movie. The talents of Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale are… Source: Why the Armenian-Genocide Film ‘The Promise’ Is Crucial … Continue reading

04/28/2017 · Leave a comment

“…The last time I was unknown I was too busy trying to become known to realize …” – Art of Quotation

“I never knew how good it is to be unknown until now. The last time I was unknown I was too busy trying to become known to realize the advantages … Continue reading

04/26/2017 · 1 Comment

“Papillon”: A flawed but fascinating film with a tangled real-life history. – SeanMunger.com

Although a well-made and interesting film, Schaffner’s “Papillon” suffers from the identity crisis of its source material: is it fact or fiction? Source: “Papillon”: A flawed but fascinating film with … Continue reading

04/22/2017 · Leave a comment

Spencer Tracy: Working Backwards from “Mad” | Travalanche

Just a few words on Spencer Tracy (1900-1967) since I just saw him the other night for maybe the twenty-fourth time in the first film I ever saw him in (It’s … Continue reading

04/14/2017 · 2 Comments

Christopher Morahan obituary | Michael Billington | Stage | The Guardian

Director and producer whose 60-year career spanned television, theatre and film – from The Jewel in the Crown to Pinter plays Source: Christopher Morahan obituary | Michael Billington | Stage … Continue reading

04/12/2017 · 1 Comment

Actor Tim Pigott-Smith dies aged 70 – BBC News

British actor Tim Pigott-Smith, who was best known for his Bafta-winning role in 1984 TV series The Jewel in the Crown, has died aged 70. His agent described him as … Continue reading

04/07/2017 · 5 Comments

MARTE HARRELL: PRETTY AUSTRIAN ACTRESS OF THEATER, FILM, AND TELEVISION | THE CABINET CARD GALLERY

Marte Harell (1907-1996) was an Austrian film actress. She was married to Karl Hartl (1899-1978), an Austrian film director. Harell’s filmography… Source: MARTE HARRELL: PRETTY AUSTRIAN ACTRESS OF THEATER, FILM, … Continue reading

04/07/2017 · 2 Comments

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) | CineMuseFilms

A dystopian masterpiece where alternative facts and fake news are weapons to crush truth Source: Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) | CineMuseFilms

04/06/2017 · 2 Comments

Jack Lemmon Rages Against The China Syndrome – Silver Screenings

The China Syndrome (1979) was, for a time, more famous for issues surrounding it than the movie itself. When this thriller was first released, it received mixed reviews. Newsweek called the film… … Continue reading

04/05/2017 · 6 Comments

David Storey obituary | Stage | The Guardian

David Storey, who has died aged 83, was an unusual literary figure in being as well known for writing novels as he was for writing plays, never claiming that one … Continue reading

04/02/2017 · 2 Comments

Arthur Miller: The Price and the Dust of a Life

Interview with Arthur Miller Conducted by James Grissom Hotel Carlyle New York City 1998 There is anger and passion and love—and sometimes these three things are very much… Source: Arthur … Continue reading

03/29/2017 · 2 Comments

Film Review – Viceroy’s House: Photocopying Downton Abbey | Enough of this Tomfoolery!

With 2017 marking the 70th anniversary of Indian independence (and the creation of Pakistan as well), the release of Viceroy’s House is perfectly timed, a narration of the road to … Continue reading

03/28/2017 · 1 Comment

How Bette Davis Turned 18 Minutes into a Whole Movie – Silver Screenings

*Spoiler Alert* We found a Bette Davis film that made us cry. Now, as much as we adore Ms Davis, we never cry at her films, not even if she’s dying of … Continue reading

03/26/2017 · 3 Comments

Quote • PETER FINCH • ‘cheerful idiots’

[When asked why he chose acting as a profession] “If I was going to be broke I decided I might as well be with actors as anyone else. They were … Continue reading

03/25/2017 · 4 Comments

The Marx Brothers: The Chico Years | Travalanche

Time once again to celebrate the birthday of Leonard “Chico” Marx (1887-1961). Today seems to me an appropriate time to float a notion I came up with the other day, … Continue reading

03/22/2017 · 2 Comments

Ann Beach obituary | Television & radio | The Guardian

Actor who made her name with Joan Littlewood and went on to play the nosy neighbour in the 1980s sitcom Fresh Fields Source: Ann Beach obituary | Television & radio … Continue reading

03/20/2017 · 2 Comments

Quote • BETTE DAVIS

Photo post by @toobeguiling. “Until you’re known in my profession as a monster, you’re not a star.” Bette Davis Source: “Until you’re known in my profession as a monster, you’re not … Continue reading

03/13/2017 · 6 Comments

Jasper Jones (2017) | CineMuseFilms

A coming-of-age, thriller and rom-com mashup that looks at dysfunctional lives in an Aussie country town. Source: Jasper Jones (2017) | CineMuseFilms

03/09/2017 · 6 Comments

Croatia: Great Excitement For “The General” Feature Movie – Croatia, the War, and the Future

It’s been about a week and much of Croatia is buzzing with excitement about the start of the filming of a new feature movie called “The General”. Most say: About … Continue reading

03/02/2017 · 2 Comments

Elizabeth Taylor and the Holocaust: The Story of Montage by Jean-Luc Godard | A R T L▼R K

On the 27th of February 1932, Elizabeth Taylor was born in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England. She was born with a rare condition called distichiasis, which in her case manifested … Continue reading

02/27/2017 · 1 Comment

Mel Gibson’s Epic “Hacksaw Ridge” Reviewed by Jack Hawkins

Hacksaw Ridge spins a crowd-pleasing yarn about a simple man who possessed extraordinary mettle and bravery. Desmond Doss, a ‘conscientious cooperator’ fro Source: Mel Gibson’s Epic “Hacksaw Ridge” Reviewed by … Continue reading

02/27/2017 · 1 Comment

13 Oscar Records That Could Be Shattered This Sunday

Damien Chazelle, Ryan Gosling and Lin-Manuel Miranda are among the folks who could make history on Sunday Source: 13 Oscar Records That Could Be Shattered This Sunday

02/25/2017 · 7 Comments

I’m an Arab actor who’s been asked to audition for the role of terrorist more than 30 times. If La La Land cleans up at the Oscars, I’m done | The Independent

I’ve worked as a professional performer in the UK since the age of 12 – and my Arab heritage has pitted me against some pretty awful racial profiling in the … Continue reading

02/25/2017 · 2 Comments

The Essential John Ford Films. – If It Happened Yesterday, It’s History

Hollywood film director John Ford was born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine on February 1st 1894 and died on August 31st 1973, at the age of 79. He is best remembered … Continue reading

02/24/2017 · 3 Comments

On 75th of ‘Casablanca,’ the ‘Delightful’ New History ‘We’ll Always Have Casablanca’ Tells All – Tablet Magazine

One day on the set of Casablanca, Peter Lorre persuaded a few soundmen to rig up a wire in the room where director Michael Curtiz, much like Claude Rains’ Capt. … Continue reading

02/22/2017 · 3 Comments

‘One of the fathers of American film criticism’: Time critic Richard Schickel dies at 84 – LA Times

Richard Schickel, whose erudite prose and piercing critiques made him one of America’s most important film critics in an era when cinema became increasingly ingrained in the cultural consciousness, died … Continue reading

02/20/2017 · 4 Comments

Mel Brooks: ‘Donald Trump doesn’t scare me. He’s a song-and-dance man’ | Film | The Guardian

One of America’s great comics for the past 60 years, the maker of films Blazing Saddles and The Producers talks about why he can’t take the president seriously – and … Continue reading

02/17/2017 · 5 Comments

Buster Keaton and the Important Things in Life – Silver Screenings

There is a scene in the 1928 comedy, Steamboat Bill, Jr., that beautifully showcases the genius of its star, Buster Keaton. It’s not the scene where he clings to a flying … Continue reading

02/16/2017 · 4 Comments

20th Century Women: Annette Bening at her best | The Guardian

Annette Bening has built a career on playing women smarter and spikier than people feel entirely comfortable with – much like her character in 20th Century Women Source: 20th Century Women: … Continue reading

02/15/2017 · 4 Comments

The First Ever Film Version Of ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Was Made In 1903 And It’s Absolutely Enchanting.

Since its publication in 1865, Lewis Carroll’s classic novel Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland has been unfaltering in its popularity. Considered to be one of the best examples of the literary … Continue reading

02/14/2017 · 2 Comments