Tag Archives: George Stevens

Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2016

I look at this and I wonder why I always feel like I haven’t done jack-squat. Or, at the very least, I could do more. Well, I always can do more. Regardless, here are links to some of the things … Continue reading

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Giant (1956): 60th Anniversary Screening at Film Forum

September 30, 2016: QA with George Stevens Jr. – the son of the director – and Carroll Baker before the film, moderated by historian and writer Foster Hirsch Foster Hirsch: We are very lucky to have with us the son … Continue reading

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September 2016 Viewing Diary

Kicks (2016; d. Justin Tipping) Absolutely loved it. There have been so many excellent first-time directors making features this year. My review for Rogerebert.com. Kiss Me Deadly (1955; d. Robert Aldrich) I love this bizarre paranoid insanely phantasmagorical … film … Continue reading

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February 2016 Viewing Diary

X Files, Season 10, Episode 2 “Founder’s Mutation” (2016; d. James Wong) Mythology! Now listen: I haven’t seen the finale yet. I will this Saturday with my partner-in-crime Keith. So no spoilers – it has taken superhuman strength to stay … Continue reading

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The More the Merrier: Watch His Hands At All Times

Along with a full load of Tribeca Film Festival press screenings, I have also managed to watch The More the Merrier twice in two days. I’ve had some long days recently. It’s comforting to come home, flop in a chair, … Continue reading

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Norman Mailer as Shelley Winters’ Audition Coach

Taken from an interview with Mailer for The Paris Review included in The Paris Review Interviews, III (I am now devouring all 4 volumes, thanks to cousin Mike). The interview was done by Andrew O’Hagan and took place in 2007, … Continue reading

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“This time give us a little awe.”

Excerpt from Bradford Dillman’s book Are you Somebody? An Actor’s Life: In The Greatest Story Ever Told [John] Wayne was cast as a Roman captain who visits the scene of the Crucifixion and says, standing at the feet of Christ, … Continue reading

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Snapshots

— I got sucked into The Adventures of Mark Twain almost against my will. It has a ham-hocked script that rushes through the events of Twain’s life (his wife, “You are an eternal boy … why don’t you write about … Continue reading

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The Books: “Montgomery Clift: A Biography” (Patricia Bosworth)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: Montgomery Clift: A biography, by Patricia Bosworth I consider this book to be a high watermark in entertainment biography. I find myself comparing all other biographies to this one. In a similar way that Ron … Continue reading

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Trains In Cinema

Another breathtaking montage (it’s part of a series). I get really excited when he posts a new installment. Just beautifully put together, I think. I love the train sequence in Penny Serenade – right after Cary Grant and Irene Dunne … Continue reading

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