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Sweet Smell of Success (Mackendrick, 1957)


I am choosing this film for you simply because I love it (and its probably one of the coolest films that you haven’t seen that I have, so it makes me look like a cool film buff!) Though I am also worried about writing about it- What can I say about a film that every film critic has weighed in on, none least than the late Roger Ebert who says that the 1957 classic is “one of those rare films where you remember the names of the characters because you remember them–as people, as types, as benchmarks.” How am I supposed to beat that insight? 1,307 more words


20th October - On This Day In History


1632 Christopher Wren (architect – St Paul’s Cathedral)


1994 Burt Lancaster (actor)

On This Day:

1822 First edition on The London Sunday Times published… 37 more words

Make American Great Again? A Lesson from History

The past two days I have been writing about Hurricane Matthew and the appalling lack of empathy of some people, especially self-proclaimed conservative Christians who support Donald Trump for President in order to supposedly… 700 more words


Conversation Piece (1974) | Luchino Visconti's meditation on family, beauty and decadence is a quiet achiever

Directed with operatic flare by Luchino Visconti (following his recovery from a stroke), 1974’s Conversation Piece is dominated by a finely controlled turn by Burt Lancaster as a retired American professor who has filled his apartment in Rome with 18th-century paintings of family groups known as ‘conversation pieces’. 175 more words


MOVIE REVIEW | Rope of Sand (1949)

In a nutshell, Bored & Dangerous says: “I was constantly entertained every time the two power hitters came up to bat.”

“Consider the diamond itself for instance. 530 more words


Herts Jazz FILM Festival 2016: SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS

This is the second in a series of posts about films being screened in the first ever Herts Jazz FILM Festival (HJFF), which takes place on 16-18 September and 2 October in Welwyn Garden City. 788 more words


Executive Action (1973)

That’s What They Want You To Think!

Executive Action was released 10 years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and thus is a film by those who remember the day and its aftermath so vividly. 553 more words

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