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The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz

While watching The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz I couldn’t help but wondering how Daniel Day-Lewis would fare in playing the role of Blatz himself and I also couldn’t help but thinking that Armin Wiebe, the writer of the play, … Continue reading

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The Role of Art in Dario Argento’s Opera

The Role of Art in Dario Argento’s Opera Dario Argento’s resume of work makes up some of the most difficult films to critique (or even analyze for that matter) because really, what are they? Are they exploitative slasher films?  Or … Continue reading

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An Old Fashioned Night at the Movies #4

The Night of the Hunter Without a doubt one of the greatest films of our time, 1955’s The Night of the Hunter is a must see. Newsreel 1955 Looney Tunes short “Feather Dusted” Charles Laughton’s The Night of the Hunter … Continue reading

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Eyes Wide Shut

Sex is something that has always been used for differing purposes in film.  The saying goes that “sex sells” doesn’t it? If one were to look at the box office takes of the multitude of frat boy movies containing nothing … Continue reading

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An Old Fashioned Night At The Movies #3

Transport yourselves back to 1936, picture yourself dressing in your finest clothes and heading out to the movie theater to see Frank Capra’s classic… 1936 Newsreel 1936 Walt Disney Mickey Mouse short “Mickey’s Polo Team” Mr. Deeds Goes to Town … Continue reading

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An Old Fashioned Night at the Movies #2

Well it’s Friday and the weekend is almost here.  Perfect time for a good old fashioned night at the movies. The year is 1934, and the film is,  It Happened One Night. 1934 Newsreel 1934 Popeye Cartoon “Shoein’ Hosses” It … Continue reading

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Cool Thing #13: An Old Fashioned Night at the Movies

At the risk of sounding cliche, I’ve got a bone to pick.  I am an avid film-goer who ventures to the movie theater weekly (often times more so) to watch the newest releases from the big guns (20th Century Fox, … Continue reading

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