Tag Archives: Movies

Two Films by Alfred Hitchcock

In 2012 I read two novels (The Thirty-Nine Steps and Jamaica Inn) that Alfred Hitchcock made into films during the 1930s. The 39 Steps movie, based on the novel by John Buchan, was released in 1935. Three other film versions … Continue reading

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The Thin Man Movies

I can’t remember the first time I watched The Thin Man movie. I wish I could since I would love to know what I thought of it right from the beginning. Now, it’s one of my favorite films. When I … Continue reading

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The Silence of the Lambs

I remember the first time I saw The Silence of the Lambs in the theater. I was seventeen and I was visiting my best friend in California. Four years earlier I had moved from California to Colorado. Each year I … Continue reading

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In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night, released in 1967, won five Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actor (Rod Steiger), Film Editing, Sound, and Writing for Adapted Screenplay. The film is based on a novel by John Ball. Sidney Poitier, Rod … Continue reading

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The Scent of the Green Papaya

I mentioned that I wanted to travel more via foreign films this year. My first destination was Vietnam. The Scent of the Green Papaya is a Vietnamese-language film that was produced in France. Tran Anh Hung, who is Vietnamese and … Continue reading

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Forrest Gump

The 76th movie on the AFI’s top 100 movies is Forrest Gump, released in 1994. Really, has it been that long. I can still remember seeing the film in the theatre. I have seen bits and pieces of it over … Continue reading

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Goals for 2013

I didn’t get up early enough yesterday morning, so here is my first sunrise in 2013. Last year I participated in several reading challenges. While I enjoyed the challenges, I think this year I’ll forego many of them. I can’t … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Passenger

Yesterday I posted a photo from my recent trip to see how many of you could guess where I went. Some of you were correct. We visited Prague for a few days last week. For years I had heard how … Continue reading

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All the President’s Men

All the President’s Men, released in 1976, is a political thriller. The movie won Academy Awards for Best Art Direction, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Sound, and Best Supporting Actor (Jason Robards). Alan J. Pakula directed the film, William Goldman wrote … Continue reading

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How to Handle Violence?

Recently I posted a review of the film The Wild Bunch. I stated that one of the aspects that I disliked about the film was the amount of violence and how I felt it was included for shock value. While … Continue reading

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