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Man on a Tightrope

Man on a Tightrope is one of director Elia Kazan’s most underrated films and one of his best. The film’s title has more than one meaning–the main character is a circus clown who very literally works on a tightrope in some of his routines, but he is also the leader of this circus, and the circus is coming under scrutiny from the communist police where the circus operates in Czechoslovakia in 1952, so he must also walk a narrow line between maintaining artistic integrity and not upsetting the authorities. 120 more words

Film

Man on a Tightrope

Man on a Tightrope is one of director Elia Kazan’s most underrated films and one of his best. The film’s title has more than one meaning–the main character is a circus clown who very literally works on a tightrope in some of his routines, but he is also the leader of this circus, and the circus is coming under scrutiny from the communist police where the circus operates in Czechoslovakia in 1952, so he must also walk a narrow line between… 528 more words

GPL Happenings

The Best Years of Our Lives

I definitely underestimated just how good The Best Years of Our Lives was going to be. While, at three hours, it is on the long side, it has enough genuine feeling and pathos to sustain that kind of running time. 786 more words

Films

There Goes My Heart (1938): Review

“All right, all right, come on, kiddies, get into your straitjackets.”

Director: Norman Z. McLeod

Studio: Hal Roach Studios

As I cruised through the Watch TCM app, I found this cute romantic-comedy.

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Classic Films

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Well. The Best Years of Our Lives is quite a film. It runs for about two hours and fifty minutes but it’s not long – there’s hardly a moment wasted. 867 more words

Films

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946): The Forgotten Counterpart to George Bailey's Story

Inherent in a film with this title, much like It’s a Wonderful Life, is the assumption that it is a generally joyous tale full of family, life, liberty, and the general pursuit of happiness. 825 more words

Long Review

Fredric March in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Fredric March won his second Oscar for playing Al Stephenson in William Wyler’s best picture winner, The Best Years of Our Lives.

I think I have mentioned this before, but I am a huge fan of William Wyler. 1,092 more words

Oscars