The Southerner – 1945 Renoir

Nice smooth lyrical tracking shots through the southern farm and cotton fields Pretty much ignored at the time of release for a bunch of reasons- Variety review from 1945 was hard on it for being

Kansas City Confidential – 1952 Karlson

It’s a really strong outline and narrative for a caper film, with 3 really strong performances by Van Cleef, Neville Brand and Jack Elam as the 3 heavies— John Payne is the perfect straight guy

The Godfather: Part II – 1974 Francis Ford Coppola

It is a massive production. I forget about that over the years. It has hundreds of extras, massive production detail, 5 locations- Miami, NYC, Tahoe, Cuba and Sicily… the scope reminds of Griffith, von Stroheim,

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