2/4, 2000s, Drama, John Boorman, Review

In My Country

#13 in my ranking of John Boorman's films. John Boorman continues his exploration of remote political situations by moving from an invented situation in Panama to a fictional account around the real stories told during the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission after the end of Apartheid under the presidency of Nelson Mandela. He also… Continue reading In My Country

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1940s, 2/4, Comedy, Drama, Otto Preminger, Review

A Royal Scandal

Ernst Lubitsch was due to direct this screenplay that he helped develop with the screenwriter Edwin Justus Mayer, but he fell too ill to actually go beyond the pre-production process. The executives at Twentieth Century Fox tapped studio director Otto Preminger, another European √©migr√© to Hollywood, to take over the production, and I think this… Continue reading A Royal Scandal