During his long and storied career, Wilder had an amazing knack for making films that were not only considered film classics but also model examples of their genre. Wilder defined the film noir genre with Double Indemnity. No one tackled the subject of Hollywood the way he did when he made Sunset Boulevard. With Stalag… Continue reading Stalag 17 is a Masterpiece
Jack Lemmon is one of my favourite actors. I find that I always discover something new in his performance whenever I watch him. He can very easily make us laugh one minute and cry the next. When I was younger I had always considered him a comedic actor. I hadn’t yet discovered these gems, that… Continue reading Jack Lemmon …. Oh, what he would do for womankind!
Double Indemnity is a much-admired gem that comes up a lot when listing top films in the noir genre. This one is a masterpiece and it is flawless, it has everything; adultery, corruption, murder. It uses familiar Los Angeles locales quite effectively. As femme fatales go, Barbara Stanwyck’s Phyllis Dietrichson is it. Fred MacMurray is… Continue reading Double Indemnity is Tops in Film Noir Genre
Set among the decaying ruins of Hollywood’s splendour days gone by, Sunset Boulevard film is a great place to start if you are new to the film-noir genre. It’s still quite a popular film, not surprisingly it has withstood the test of time. It’s a very dark film with just the right touch of black… Continue reading Sunset Boulevard. They just don’t make them like this anymore ….
During his long and storied career, Billy Wilder had a knack for making films that were not only considered film classics but were also model examples of their genre. Wilder defined the film noir with Double Indemnity. With Sunset Boulevard he made what is considered to be the best film ever made on Hollywood. Stalag… Continue reading Reminisces of a World War 2 POW – Stalag 17 is a Unique Blend of Cynicism, Comedy, Suspense and Drama