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Review “1917” 2-7-2020
*a spoiler alert is at the bottom of this review!
I love an epic war film, and truly believe that “Saving Private Ryan” was
robbed, so I anxiously awaited this Sam Mendes‘ bundle of love, dedicated to his
paternal grandfather, Alfred Mendes, who lived through the chaos and tragedy of
this event in WW1. Mendes co-wrote this remarkably film, remarkably well. A
personal account or story that few know make the best screenplay. I saw this
film in Dolby with a packed mixed house and that really enhanced it.
Review "Ford vs Ferrari”
*a spoiler alert is always possible on any review!
Welcome Oscar Week
Director James Mangold envisions well, I thought in this retelling of a
true story about American automotive designer Carroll Shelby, somewhat
under-played by Matt Damon and his friend fearless British race car driver Ken
Miles played valiantly by Christian Bale, as they battle corporate interference,
the laws of physics, each other and their own personal demons to build a
revolutionary vehicle for the Ford Motor Company.
There is a three way tie for films that won the most Academy Awards. As of 2018 the record stands at 11.
Director/Screenwriter James Cameron wrote and Directed one and it amazed me. He took
a story out of the history books that we all knew the ending of and included not
only a second but a third story to give it new life. The overall storyline; A
seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard
the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. This film won 11 Academy
The question from some of my film study Students is, should we watch the Godfather trilogy customized for television with less violence and language and shown in chronological order or watch the films as they were shown to audiences upon their release?
Master Director Francis Ford Coppola is able to maintain
an amazing balance of powerful character driven stories written by Mario Puzo,
peppered with the ruthless violence we expect from a gangster film in this
multi-generational saga of the rise and fall of the Corleone crime family.
Film Study Fight Club 1996
Actors bringing Characters to life
In 1996 a new author, Chuck Palahniuk, wrote a quirky
novel called Fight Club. In 1999 Fight Club was made into a quirky flick. And
within a couple years it became a Cult Classic. Not everyone likes this film,
but I do. Actor Brad Pitt has proved himself over and over to be first class
in his craft. From the first time I saw him walk away in “Thelma and Louise” to
his virtuous role as Louis de Pointe du Lac in “Interview with a Vampire” I knew
he was going to be iconic.