Category Archives: Film

Screen to Life: Nine Style Lessons from Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood in “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot”, 1974 | The Malpaso Company   Clint Eastwood was in his mid-thirties when he had his breakthrough in A Fistful of Dollars (1964), taking the roles with Sergio Leone because no one in Hollywood … Read More

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Sound to Screen

Film music is part of our fascination with cinema and the big screen. With Cannes Film Festival cancelled this month, we are still celebrating it and look at how film and music intersect in three of the best films that have opened in Cannes over the years. Read More

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A Cinematic Gold Mine Made on Poverty Row: The Forgotten Films Noir

With Arthur Lyons’ Death on the Cheap: The Lost B Movies of Film Noir, you take a deeper and deeper dive into noir’s murky stories. The more obscure, the more forgotten, the less known, the better. A cinephile is truly an explorer. Read More

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Sound City

Sound City, the documentary that pays tribute not only to a recording studio and the music that came out, but to analog recording and the human element of music in the digital age. Read More

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Marilyn Monroe and Blue Jeans in “Clash by Night”

Marlon Brando and James Dean made denim defiant and sexy in the 1950s. But it was Marilyn Monroe who embodied the sexy and rebellious look first. It was in Fritz Lang’s Clash by Night, in 1952. Read More

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