Tag Archives: Peter Weir

January 2019 Viewing Diary

Q and A (1990; d. Sidney Lumet) I closed out 2018 with North Dallas Forty, which inspired me to 1. write a post about Nick Nolte’s vulnerability and launch a little unofficial Nick Nolte retrospective. I will be a broken … Continue reading

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October 2015 Viewing Diary

Moontide (1942; d. Archie Mayo – and an uncredited Fritz Lang) And John O’Hara wrote the screenplay. How I love this film. Ida Lupino plays a suicidal girl, rescued from the waves by Bobo (a to-die-for Jean Gabin). Bobo is … 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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Snapshots

— Finished Decline and Fall (I talked about it here). In the last 5 pages, Waugh breaks out the brilliance of his message, going from covert to overt. He truly amazes me. I never stopped laughing – but the ending … Continue reading

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Witness (1985): A Masterpiece of a Scene

A masterpiece is rare. Witness is a masterpiece. It’s a fractal: every part of it replicating the whole, endless repetition – microscopic, telescopic – no matter how close or how far you get – you are still confronted with the … Continue reading

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Peter Weir

A 5 for the day in honor of Peter Weir, one of my favorite directors. Really insightful observations. Well done.

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“Put us in that fog, Tom.”

One of my favorite moments in Master and Commander is 2 seconds long. And it involves James D’Arcy who gives one of my favorite performances in the film, as 1st Lieutenant Tom Pullings. For those not familiar with my work: … Continue reading

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Maurice Jarre – a Tribute to David Lean

In honor of David Lean’s upcoming 100th birthday, in 2008, Milan Entertainment has released a special edition DVD/CD of a tribute concert which was recorded live at the Barbican Center in London in 1992, a month after David Lean’s death. … Continue reading

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Re-Watching Fearless

Fearless, starring Jeff Bridges and Rosie Perez, is on my perpetual “top movies I love” list. It’s not a perfect movie, I can see its flaws as I watch it, but the flaws don’t seem to matter. Every time I … Continue reading

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