“People will think what I want them to think!” – Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles) Citizen Kane is the greatest film of all time according to many people, including the American Film Institute, Sight & Sound magazine, and film critic Roger Ebert. It seems Kane’s commandment for people to think what he wants […]
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Watching the Marx Brothers’ 1935 comedy classic A Night at the Opera is always an enjoyable experience. Watching it on the big screen with a theater full of delighted film fans is a special treat. But, watching A Night At The Opera with Groucho Marx’s grandson is a little slice of heaven. I had the […]
In The Devil is a Woman Marlene Dietrich’s eyes are constantly moving: searching, darting, batting flirtatiously. By their fifth and final film collaboration, Dietrich and director Joseph von Sternberg had perfected the formula for exotic, onscreen seduction: just keep the camera on Dietrich. As Concha Perez, an enterprising destroyer of men’s souls, Dietrich is as […]
One of the greatest film scores Bernard Herrmann ever completed is ‘The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.’ Read on to learn why.
Marlene Dietrich, a siren of the screen in early Hollywood. Dietrich was originally from Germany where she performed on the stage and in silent films in the 1920s. She was “discovered” by Josef Von Sternberg and cast in his film The Blue Angel (1930). The success of the film led to her contract with Paramount […]