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Rick’s Journal  –  MY FILM CAREER

There are movies we somehow always miss, for whatever or varied reasons.  As a moviegoer, you know what I mean, I’m sure.  640 more words


NOTES ON THE FILM CANON: #92 – A Place in the Sun

From 1998 to 2008, the American Film Institute published various “Top 100” lists under the brand “AFI’s 100 Years . . . 100 Movies.” These lists highlighted various aspects of cinema and cinema history. 1,171 more words

Cinema History

Styling the Stars by Angela Cartwright: a Treasure Trove of Hollywood Icons

You won’t know me for long before discovering I’m an enthusiastic fan and student of film. Low rent horror to fussy French dramas, 1920s silents to modern blockbusters, stylish noirs to handheld indies, I love cinema. 583 more words

Book Reviews

From Here to Eternity (1953)

From Here to Eternity (1953)

Dir. Fred Zinnemann

Oscars: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Frank Sinatra), Best Supporting Actress (Donna Reed), Best Director (Fred Zinnemann), Best Adapted Screenplay (Daniel Taradash), Best Cinematography, Black and White (Burnett Guffey), Best Sound (John P. 692 more words

What WWII Films Are Missing: The Young Lions

The Young Lions doesn’t hold the reputation which several similar World War II films maintain, but it deserves an equally prestigious stature based on how it depicts very relevant yetunder-discussed issues. 940 more words


REVIEW: "The Heiress"

At times William Wyler’s “The Heiress” comes across as an extravagant stage production. That makes sense since it was adapted from the popular 1947 Broadway play. 562 more words