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Musicians Don’t Make Good Conspirators

August 13th, 2010 · No Comments

Roman Polanski was born August 18, 1933 in Paris. The sordid details of his flight from the United States in 1978 have often overshadowed discussion of the director’s work, which at the age of 77, includes one of the best films of 2010. Is he a world class filmmaker? In the month of August, I […]

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Tags: Based on book · Bathtub scene · Brother/brother relationship · Brother/sister relationship · Concert · Crooked officer · Military · Music · No opening credits · Train

Our Name Has Become d’Urberville

August 1st, 2010 · 2 Comments

Roman Polanski was born August 18, 1933 in Paris. The sordid details of his flight from the United States in 1978 have often overshadowed discussion of the director’s work, which at the age of 77, includes one of the best films of 2010. Is he a world class filmmaker? In the month of August, I […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Coming of age · Drunk scene · Father/daughter relationship · Father/son relationship · Small town · Train · Unconventional romance

Either It’s Raining, Or I’m Dreaming

July 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

In the month of July, I take a look at films released in my very favorite film stock and aspect ratio: black & white in anamorphic. Unless they’re being financed with credit cards, movies are rarely shot like this anymore because they’re impossible to sell to television. Yet these dreams sneak onto Turner Classic Movies […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Dreams and visions · Femme fatale · Military · Museums and galleries · Road trip · Train · Unconventional romance