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Stalag 17 is a Masterpiece

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

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Acting Extraordinaire from Signoret, Clouzot and Meurisse in Masterpiece Les Diaboliques

This is one of my favourite films! My best friend and I even performed a version of this in our French class. I had seen the film years before, when I was 10 or 11. They used to rerun these great films all the time, now PBS or Public Broadcasting Service, TVO, TCM and Silver… Continue reading Acting Extraordinaire from Signoret, Clouzot and Meurisse in Masterpiece Les Diaboliques

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Belmondo and Seberg captivate us in Breathless

In this classic 1960 French film, Jean-Paul Belmondo is a wandering criminal and Jean Seberg plays his American girlfriend. Jean-Luc Godard’s first feature-length work was Belmondo’s breakthrough film. I was in my teens when I discovered this on late night tv, my introduction to the French way of filmmaking, French New Wave. It is captivating!… Continue reading Belmondo and Seberg captivate us in Breathless

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Taylor and Burton are Simply Electrifying in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf takes a harrowing look at the volatile relationship between an aging professor and his embittered wife. Elizabeth Taylor proves once again what a truly magnificent actress she was in this Academy Award winning performance. Along with Richard Burton, the two actors give the performances of their lives. Try to take… Continue reading Taylor and Burton are Simply Electrifying in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

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The Day the Earth Stood Still Has a Simple Message

As children, my brother, sister and I watched this film every time it came on. I find that the current crop of action films depend on special effects to draw their audience. I’ve never found it necessary. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) proves this and I find it has stood the test of… Continue reading The Day the Earth Stood Still Has a Simple Message

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Gripping Courtroom Drama Anatomy of a Murder is Based on a True Life Murder Case

Anatomy of a Murder is about the murder trial of Lieutenant Manion. This courtroom crime drama boasts a sensational cast and these superb actors will most certainly keep you glued to your screen. James Stewart and George C. Scott lead the cast. Otto Preminger directed this film which was adapted by Wendell Mayes from the… Continue reading Gripping Courtroom Drama Anatomy of a Murder is Based on a True Life Murder Case

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Gregory Peck and Outstanding Cast Star in the Remarkable Masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird

Directed by Robert Mulligan, To Kill A Mockingbird is a film about an attorney in a small southern town who is selected to defend a black man accused of raping a white woman. The story is told through the attorney’s young daughter, Scout. Gregory Peck stars with an amazing cast which includes Brock Peters as… Continue reading Gregory Peck and Outstanding Cast Star in the Remarkable Masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird

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12 Angry Men is a Brilliant Film with a Superb Cast, A Masterpiece in Filmmaking.

This film is on my All Time Top 10 List. 12 Angry Men was directed by Sidney Lumet. It is a drama about a young boy on trial for the murder of his father as the jurors deciding his fate face their own prejudices and emotions. This is a brilliant film with a superb cast.… Continue reading 12 Angry Men is a Brilliant Film with a Superb Cast, A Masterpiece in Filmmaking.