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Smithsonian National Museum of American History Part 2

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During my recent trip to Washington D.C., I checked out several historical sites and museums.  One of the places I re-visited was the Smithsonian National Museum of American History (check out my original post here).  Among the new film-related items … Continue reading

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Sunset Boulevard (1950)

“You’re Norma Desmond.  You used to be in silent pictures.  You used to be big,” says Joe Gillis.  Norma responds, “I AM big!  It’s the pictures that got small.” Billy Wilder has made many classic films during his long career.  … Continue reading

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Remorques (1941)

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“When two people are quiet, they have a lot to say,” says Catherine to Captain Andre Laurent.  She continues, “They try to guess each other’s thoughts.  It’s very nice.” Jean Gabin is one of my favorite French actors of all … Continue reading

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International Spy Museum

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This past January, I visited Washington D.C. for the first time.  I visited a few historical sites and museums, one of which was the International Spy Museum.  Its big draw for me was its Bond villain exhibit, but there were … Continue reading

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RoboCop (1987)

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“I’ll buy THAT for a dollar!” One of the coolest films to come out of the 1980s was Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 classic RoboCop.  How could you not love the concept of a cyborg cop taking down criminals in old Detroit?  Especially … Continue reading

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Joel & Ethan Coen: An Appreciation Part One

Joel and Ethan Coen are two of the best American filmmakers ever.  I’ve enjoyed their films over the years; they’re offbeat, humorous (especially at unexpected times), and noirish.  One of Joel’s early credits was working as an assistant editor on … Continue reading

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The Bling Ring (2013)

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Break-ins to Hollywood homes easily capture headlines and unfortunately get a ton of press.  What’s disturbing is how often they can be easily prevented (locking a door helps, as does not keeping the house key underneath the door mat since … Continue reading