I recently watched my first Roman Polanski film, his debut, Knife in the Water. Polanski co-wrote and directed the 1962 film which takes places mainly on a boat featuring only 3 actors. A married couple pick up a young hitchhiker and invite him… Continue Reading
Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune, a Japanese director and artist, collaborated on 16 films over the course of 18 years, during the height of Japanese cinema. Clint Eastwood, the cowboy, picked up his Man With No Name archetype from Toshiro Mifune,… Continue Reading
Filmed in 1968, Bullitt’s car chase takes place in the streets of San Francisco, from Fisherman’s Wharf to the city limits. Over 9 weeks a Ford Mustang and a Dodge Charger tore up the city, hitting speeds over 100 mph.… Continue Reading
…and here’s to another violent comedy by Martin McDonagh, director of In Bruges. A screenwriter (Colin Farrel) is trying to come up with a film about 7 psychopaths that turn from their darkness and into the light. Unlike most Hollywood movies,… Continue Reading
Beauty is Embarrassing is a documentary about Wayne White; sculptor, puppeteer, painter, cartoonist, etc. known for work on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and The Smashing Pumpkins’ music video, “Tonight, Tonight”. “I’ve been trying to make beauty my whole life.”
…featuring audio of Orson Welles reading the Heart of Darkness with video and audio from Apocalypse Now and Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse.