Category Archives: Film

Romy in Chanel: Boccaccio ’70

Romy Schneider in Chanel Boccaccio 70

  It’s the month of the Cannes Film Festival and, 55 years ago, on May 8th, Boccaccio ’70 was opening the 15th edition of the festival. Modeled on Boccaccio’s “The Decameron”, the four short stories of love and life in … Read More

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Los Angeles as Seen in Movies: My Five Picks

Los Angeles as seen in movies Chinatown 1974

  I know what you must be thinking. On what criteria can I possibly choose just five of so many films that are shot or take place in Los Angeles? Therefore, for the films on this list, you have to … Read More

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Three Films by Wong Kar Wai

In the Mood for Love

  I have watched only three films by Wong Kar Wai and I loved them all. I don’t know what I will feel about the rest of them, but the fact that the movies I have seen spoke to me … Read More

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The Poster Art of Hans Hillmann

The poster art of Hans Hillmann -Shadows

Hans Hillmann poster for Shadows (John Cassavetes, 1959)   One of the pieces of film memorabilia in our home that I cherish the most is the Metropolis poster designed by Schulz-Neudamm, which is unequivocally included on every possible list of … Read More

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Ryan Gosling and His Otherworldly “Drive” Jacket

Ryan Gosling Drive jacket

  That’s Ryan Gosling at the wheel. After all the singing and dancing in La La Land, here is a little reminder that he can do tough, too (but then again, he can take on any role). Gosling is Driver … Read More

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