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Thoughts on Apocalypse Now (1979)

I had the immense pleasure of seeing Apocalypse Now on the big screen last weekend. Having seen it previously only on a regular TV screen, I found it… 1,794 more words


Book Review: Hitchcock’s Stars: Alfred Hitchcock and the Hollywood Studio System

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Release Date: September 11, 2014

“Rarely when authors talk about Hitchcock’s filmmaking team do they address the contributions of his actors. There is little or no serious attention paid to them or any in-depth study of their contributions to his films… While actors are often the focus of the gossip surrounding Hitchcock’s life, the contributions and performances given are rarely approached with any seriousness…

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Alfred Hitchcock

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Good Will Hunting - a classic revisited

Yesterday I re-watched Good Will Hunting, that was the second time this year and about the fifth time overall (yes, I like it a lot) Released in 1997, this film never loses its relevance or impact, and is scripted so well you cant help but be captivated by its intelligence and wit. 611 more words


Book Review: The Making of Hitchcock’s The Birds

Publisher: Kamera Books

Release Date: September 1, 2013

Those who have read Tony Lee Moral’s “Hitchcock and the Making of Marnie” will not be surprised to hear that his book about the making of… 226 more words

Alfred Hitchcock

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Book Review: On Set with John Carpenter

Publisher: Titan Books

Release Date: October 21, 2014

On Set with John Carpenter reminds one of a high school yearbook. The difference is that instead of remembering the hell that is high school, the reader can remember a few of John Carpenter’s best films. 156 more words

Book Review

Casablanca Blank

It is always Gare de Lyon
and the last train out
of a city facing ruin;
It will always be
“As time goes by..”
and by,and bye-bye.. 109 more words