First Man – 2018 Chazelle


It’s up not up to Whiplash, Chazelle’s breakout second feature, and I’m positive it doesn’t touch La La Land his stylistic sonic boom 2016 masterpiece Shot in 16mm grain for much of it, then 35

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Forever Amber – 1947 Preminger


A solid melodrama—I believe both the most expensive film of 1947 and the highest grossing box office film--- condemned by CatholicsOne of new 40’s Fox films in color- great to see Linda Darnell’s red hair—certainly

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Cleopatra – 1963 Mankiewicz


Famous/infamous for being the most expensive movie of all-time when you adjust for inflation—apparently at or nearing 60m in budget in 1963—the other thing it’d be famous/infamous for is for the Liz Taylor and Richard

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The Best Films of the Decade: The 1950’s


1.       The Searchers- Ford2.       Vertigo- Hitchcock3.       Tokyo Story- Ozu4.       Seven Samurai- Kurosawa5.       Rashoman- Kurosawa6.       Touch of Evil- Welles7.       The Earrings of Madame De… - Ophuls8.       The 400 Blows- Truffaut9.       The Seventh Seal- Bergman10.   Rear Window-

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