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You know those hard-to-find films?

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Guys! (or possibly just Professor Herzog, hi! :D) Grey Gardens, the film by the Maysles brothers that we spoke about in class is on Hulu, apparently until the end of the day! Apparently the Criterion Collection has their own channel on the site, which is pretty crazy. Most of the older classic films ...

Movie Opportunity!

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

I know that probably no one is checking these anymore, but in the incredible off-chance, I though I would mention that a Satyajit Ray film is playing at the Film Society at Lincoln Center next week! Details can be found here. It's part of a series on Scorsese's influences, so it's ...

Film Analysis: Bonnie and Clyde

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Bonnie and Clyde (1967) was directed by Arthur Penn, produced by Warren Beatty and distributed by Warner Bothers. The film tells a fictionalized account of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker as bank robbers in the South during the Great Depression. The film was meant to appeal to audiences in a ...

Avant Garde Film

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

I was especially excited about the Avant Garde section of the screenings, because it's not a type of film that I will probably seek out for myself. And it's not really a type of film I enjoy more than others - I really like have a definite storyline in my ...

Homosexuality in Bollywood

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

I finally found the article that I mentioned in class, so I wanted to share it: Bollywood Gay Film Hits Screens

Psycho

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

This was my first time seeing Psycho all the way through, and whoa. First of all, the driving scene (which I have seen before, but without context) was absolutely brilliant -there is nothing inherently suspenseful about a woman driving a car, but the music was basically yelling, "THIS IS A ...

Written on the Wind – Marylee and Color

Monday, November 8th, 2010

It took me a minute when watching the film to realize that Marylee was Kyle's sister, because while Kyle acted far rougher than his status, at least he typically wore suits. Marylee's first outfit looked high-quaility enough, but it was so pink. And while the dress itself wasn't very inappropriate, ...

Charlie Chaplin Letter

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Just stumbled on this fantastic letter from Charlie Chaplin to a fan in England in 1916. The intro gives a brief background on him, but check out the letter itself! The header alone takes up nearly half the page, and it's stunning (if a bit ostentatious). I like how encouraging he ...

Ozu Films

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Early Summer was not the first Ozu film I've ever seen - last year I watched Tokyo Story, a later work by Ozu. I actually found the panning shots in the film (and I can only recall two off the top of my head) absolutely shocking, because they felt so ...

Film Analysis Assignment 1 – Umberto D

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Italian Neorealism typically explored the poorer, undervalued side of Italian society, showing the day-by-day struggles of individuals in small, quiet stories.In Umberto D. Vittorio de Sica explores how the polite value placed on individuals from Umberto’s youth is falling to the cold efficiency and distance of post-war Italy. This theme ...