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Touch of Evil

I’d never heard of Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil – a good reason for working my way through a “great movies” list. I knew that Welles had done a movie or two after Citizen Kane and that he spent virtually … Continue reading

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Woodstock – 3 Days of Peace and Music (Director’s Cut)

Looking back at the 60’s from the 10’s all anyone can say is: “what the hell was that?”. It came, seemingly out of nowhere, and vanished just as quickly: peace, love, and dope. Long hair, beards. Tie dye and peace … Continue reading

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Aguirre, the Wrath of God

The title of this movie scared me a little, which set me up nicely for the bizarre, psychologically terrifying, and brilliant Aguirre, the Wrath of God by Werner Herzog. Cast in the lead role as the Spanish Conquistador: the actor … Continue reading

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Swing Time

It’s funny if you think about it: someone puts pieces of metal on their shoes and jumps around in an athletic fashion making noise with their feet. It’s strange, but – like other things – if someone does a seemingly … Continue reading

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The Apu Trilogy

The Apu Trilogy is three movies made in the 1950’s by Indian Satyajit Ray. The wikipedia entry has the details. The movie is in the same vein as Italian Realism: it uses regular people – not professional actors – portraying … Continue reading

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Barry Lyndon

It’s not an old master (exactly). It is a screenshot from Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon. Do you want to see a movie: based on a 19th century novel no one has ever heard of that stars Ryan O’Neal playing a … Continue reading

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My Great Movie Journey Begins

I’ve started a long journey which I hope will help me learn about and appreciate a great art form of our times: movies. I’ve seen a lot of movies, but I’ve never systematically studied them and thought about them very … Continue reading

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