I am a fan of film credits/opening sequences. In film history, they served to give the audience information and set the story, often in a very creative way. Three of my favorite opening sequence designers are Saul Bass (Alfred Hitchcock, Otto Preminger), Maurice Binder (James Bond) and Pablo Ferro (Stanley Kubrick, Steve McQueen). Film title … More Film Titles: Classics
Some of the best stories are of a flawed protagonist who exhibits complexity of personality and reveals himself (or herself) to have a pivotal moment(s) where their character undergoes an unexpected action, yet they remain true to their basic moral fabric. What this is not: a fairytale moment of metamorphosis of The Grinch suddenly growing … More Good Guy/Bad Guy
It seems like everything is celebrating 50 years. I never imagined that I would be old enough to remember anything 50 years old. That would make me….older than 50. I read an an interview with the semi-reclusive Gene Hackman, who won his first Academy Award playing Popeye Doyle and became an A-list leading man with … More The French Connection: 50 Years
If I were on a Desert Island or stationed at a mountain fire watch tower and did not have Internet or cable, just my collection of 20 favorite DVD sets, what would I bring? Why did I pick these because this is not my “greatest” hits of television series, although many of these are on … More Desert Island Television Series
If you are of a certain age, you remember this film. Was Thomas Crown the most unlikely Steve McQueen character? Close. An Enemy of the People (1978) fills that bill, but Thomas Crown, in his tailored three-piece suit and phi beta kappa key, was certainly a change of pace when it came out. In the … More The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
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