This and Ceiling Zero would make a wonderful case study in how "original" isn't necessarily a positive quality. Only Angels Have Wings is effectively a remake of Ceiling Zero, and where the earlier film was a perfectly fine little example of quick filmmaking with a focus on a commercial airfield, the latter film takes a… Continue reading Only Angels Have Wings
Federico Fellini is just one of those names that dominate cinema. Along with people like Bergman, Welles, Ford, and Griffith, his impact was so large that his movies became a cornerstone of cinema's identity. His influence ended up wide and deep. Filmmakers like Scorsese and Terry Gilliam have heavy Fellini influences in their work. He's… Continue reading Fellini
For having such a low opinion of David Lynch's Dune, I sure did just spend over $50 for this: https://static.thcdn.com/images/large/webp//productimg/1600/1600/13130372-2074866042620304.jpg I'm looking forward to August 31st.
I've watched this at least five times over the last few days. The Giallo vibes, the co-writer of 1917, the newest film by Edgar Wright...It's all combined into a package that I cannot help but obsess over. I may be looking forward more to this than to Dune. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB9WUIv9KH8
One of the great examples of the Screwball Comedy, Howard Hawks' Bringing Up Baby was a complete financial dud upon release in 1938 that further cemented Katherine Hepburn's reputation as box office poison and Hawks' reputation at spending too much time allowing his actors to improvise. Hawks ended up speaking poorly of the film in… Continue reading Bringing Up Baby