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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

Top Twenty Hit

Top Twenty Hit

There was a time when you were just everywhere,
then you were brushed away like dust from a stair.
Now you’re gone, I eat my scone in my comfy chair, 186 more words

Chimneys And Clouds, A Collection Of Poems By Philip Dodd

To Have and Have Not

Film Title

To Have and Have Not

Director

Howard Hawks

Starring

  • Humphrey Bogart as Harry Morgan
  • Lauren Bacall as Marie ‘Slim’ Browning
  • Walter Brennan as Eddie…
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Movie Reviews

Blier's Blog: NYFOS@Juilliard

Steven Blier on the NYFOS@Juilliard Residency:  Day  5, January 8

Yesterday we had a break in our routine. It was our first day without Adam Cates, the choreographer, and that always makes us feel as if daddy has gone away. 768 more words

Steven Blier

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

Blier's Blog: NYFOS@Juilliard

Steven Blier on the NYFOS@Juilliard Residency:
Day 4, January 7

A few years ago I had the brilliant inspiration to take another pianist on board to help me with the Juilliard rehearsals. 410 more words

Steven Blier

Blier's Blog: NYFOS@Juilliard

Steven Blier on the NYFOS@Juilliard Residency:
Day 3, January 6

The work continued today much as yesterday, with a significant difference. In the morning I received an email in which Sam Levine brought up a thorny question: “Do you think anyone will be bothered by the racial and gender politics in the show?” He was referring especially to an Arlen tune, “Two Ladies in the Shade of the Banana Tree” from  769 more words

Steven Blier