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A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Director Elia Kazan’s 1957 film A Face in the Crowd is a prescient, startling and highly unsettling film dealing with the harsh truths of celebrity worship and the ways that power, particularly when wielded by celebrities can be dangerous, corrupting and wildly destructive. 454 more words

Classic Film

Smurf's Are Blue

I’m certain Larry McMurtry readers are intimately familiar with McMurtry’s first novel, Horseman, Pass By. If your memory is a little faded, I’ll remind you that the novel was adapted into the award winning film, … 309 more words

Politics

"The Day the Earth Stood Still" (1951)

Ça ne prend que quelques instants pour comprendre pourquoi ce film est un classique : il aurait pu être fait en 2014 tellement son propos s’intègre à la réalité actuelle. 474 more words

Movies

NOTE ABOUT A NOTABLE

Cleaning the glass patio table this morning reminded me of the one time I met Roald Dahl, that wonderful author of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” and “James and the Giant Peach,” among other children’s stories.  222 more words

The Day The Earth Stood Still

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL

Review: It is in Washington D.C. and an alien comes. He has a message for everyone and that is to either live peacefully or to be destroyed as a danger to other planets. 157 more words

Drama

The Day The Earth Stood Still

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(out of 5)

The imagery in this groundbreaking science-fiction film is unforgettable: a perfectly designed spaceship arrives from the sky and lands in Washington; a giant robot emerges from it but doesn’t say a word or do anything until provoked. 244 more words

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Movies that inspire me-- "The Day the Earth Stood Still"

The time: early 1970′s, midnight

The place: an ordinary living room in Oklahoma.

The scene: A young teenager crouches in front of the family TV set. 704 more words

Writing