Tag Archives: David Lean

R.I.P. editor Anne V. Coates

One of the honors of my career thus far was being asked to write the narration (read by Diane Lane) for the tribute reel played at Anne Coates’ Lifetime Achievement Oscar ceremony. From Lawrence of Arabia to 50 Shades of … Continue reading

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August 2017 Viewing Diary

Columbus (2017; d. Kogonada) I loved this movie so much. One of the best of the year so far. My review. Dunkirk (2017; d. Christopher Nolan) Overwhelming. Saw it in IMAX 70 mm so I can’t compare to others’ experiences … Continue reading

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Announcement: Editor Anne Coates: Lifetime Achievement Oscar

I suppose I can mention this now, since my draft is in and there have been conference calls with the Dudes in Charge, and the train has most definitely left the station: I have been asked to write the narration … Continue reading

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August 2016 Viewing Diary

My viewing this month was mostly work-related, so the viewing diary is uncharacteristically short. A lot of these I watched multiple times, for research, etc. And I’ve been ill, too, this summer. I just had no concentration outside of the … Continue reading

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Lawrence of Arabia Writ Large

Seeing David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia on the big screen in a packed huge movie theatre was awe-inspiring and also quite interesting. I know the movie quite well, and have seen it and studied it at home. I recognize its … Continue reading

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Lawrence of Arabia on the Big Screen, October 4, 2012

Heads up to everyone out there: Lawrence of Arabia, in its new digital restoration, is playing for one night only in participating theatres across the country, tomorrow night. Looks like they are mainly doing 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. shows. … Continue reading

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The 5 Most-Deserving Best Picture Winners

(I don’t like a lot of the Best Picture winners. I far prefer the “losers”, in general – some true classics there. It was hard to leave off a couple but I gave myself the task to pick 5. So … Continue reading

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Rest In Peace, Maurice Jarre

Academy-Award winning composer Maurice Jarre died this past weekend at the age of 82. NY Times obit here. A nice tribute here. Known mainly for his collaboration with David Lean, and – oh yeah – some of the greatest scores … Continue reading

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Movie Poster: Lawrence of Arabia

Not much to say except that some images approach perfection.

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One Of the All-Time Great Sequences in Cinema

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