Tag Archives: Jane Fonda

Sidney Lumet: Excerpts from Making Movies

It’s Sidney Lumet’s birthday. Here are many excerpts from his classic and invaluable film-making handbook Making Movies: In Murder on the Orient Express, I wanted Ingrid Bergman to play the Russian Princess Dragomiroff. She wanted to play the retarded Swedish … Continue reading

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April 2022 Viewing Diary

When I first got the Raging Bull gig, I began a re-watch of all the Scorsese-De Niro movies – at least the ones clustered around that period. I grew up on these films. These movies were huge to me as … Continue reading

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June 2020 Viewing Diary

Deadwind (2018; d. Rike Jokela) A Finnish crime drama television series on Netflix I got sucked into. I’ve been doing mostly binge-watching these days. Having a hard time absorbing movies, I’m not sure what’s going on. I am grateful for … Continue reading

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Jane Fonda. A turtle. A white goose. Marilyn Monroe.

This scene from China Syndrome lasts 20 seconds – if that – and is the only scene that takes place in her house. She moves through the space, turns on her answering machine, and then flops down in bed. That’s … Continue reading

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