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13-Chuen: Tomorrow's Art (5 May 2016)

Born on this day: Barbra Streisand, Missy Elliot, Ray Romano, Jeremy Irons, Holly Johnson, Burt Lancaster

The Gregorian and all other calendars, along with the wristwatch, have totally convinced me that time moves on all the time, and that consciousness is a one-way street from cradle to crematorium. 243 more words

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The Leopard: An appreciation of Luchino Visconti’s greatest masterpiece

Sicily, 1860. It’s the time of the “Risorgimento” or resurgence – the unification of Italy into one cultural and political entity. This movement aimed to turn The Kingdom of Two Sicilies into a new unified, more democratic Italy. 909 more words


TV Quote # 49: "Before the Flying Circus: A black and white documentary"

This doc (produced and directed by Will Yapp and copyrighted 2008) doesn’t exist according to imdb.com, but I have it on my DVR, recorded from my local PBS station. 237 more words

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1900 (Novecento)

This review was originally written for Blueprint: Review.

Two boys, Alfredo and Olmo, are born within minutes of each other in January 1901. Alfredo is the grandson of landowner and family head Alfredo Berlinghieri (Burt Lancaster) whilst Olmo’s grandfather, Leo (Sterling Hayden), is a peasant and Alfredo Sr.’s foreman. 688 more words


The Swimmer (1968)

The Swimmer is a dreamy and sinister-edged existential voyage through late-60s suburbia. A pretty remarkable movie for it’s time and not just because Burt Lancaster’s entire wardrobe for 95 minutes is a sole pair of swimming trunks. 166 more words


Oldies but goldies: Il Gattopardo (1963)

Director: Luchino Visconti; Main Cast: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia CardinalePaolo StoppaRomolo Valli;

In this sumptuous and luscious adaptation of the eponymous novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Visconti paints a rich portrait of Sicily during the war of independence in 1860 and the following years, bringing to life Prince Fabrizio (Lancaster) and his family and retainers.   354 more words

Seen At Home

TCM Festival 2016 ...... Here I Come

While I may not be a Jimmy Stewart type, could it be that I have my very own Clarence the angel looking after yours truly. Maybe he even looks like Henry Travers. 487 more words

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