So why is it that a gentlemen auteur from Bisacquino, Sicilia must teach the U.S.A. about its proud heritage in government? Frank Capra did, as well as giving us a healthy dose of family values -- with plenty of pure entertainment mixed in.
Jean Arthur, Gary Cooper, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, James Stewart, Greer Garson, David Niven, Mary Astor, Tyrone Power, Carole Lombard, Robert Donat, Una Merkel, Ronald Coleman, Jean Harlow, Don Ameche, Gene Tierney...etc!
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Billy Wilder, Preston Sturges, George Cukor, George Stevens, Mitchell Leisen, etc/
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When I was in the film program at Northwestern University in Chicago, my peers and I were required to read the works of Walter Benjamin, John Berger, Michel Foucault and even Freud, Jung and Marx. The idea was to apply their theories to the cinema to better understand how film worked, or how it related […]
To view The Private Life of Don Juan click here. Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. made his last movie in 1934. The Private Life of Don Juan was, quite accidentally, a fitting farewell to one of the first megastars of the movie industry. It wasn’t clear while filming it that it would be Fairbanks’ last movie but […]
To view Lured click here. Writer and director Douglas Sirk is mainly known today for his exquisite technicolor melodramas, such as Magnificent Obsession (1954), All That Heaven Allows (1955), Written on the Wind (1956) and Imitation of Life (1959), his last feature-length film. His work throughout the 1950s, and specifically these four films, are not […]