Tag Archives: Reds

“Intellect and taste count, but I cut with my feelings.” — legendary editor Dede Allen

It’s her birthday today. Here’s a list of just some of her credits as an editor: The Hustler America America Bonnie & Clyde Rachel Rachel Alice’s Restaurant Little Big Man Serpico Night Moves Dog Day Afternoon Missouri Breaks Slap Shot … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Edward Herrmann

With a career as long and diverse as Edward Herrmann’s there is much to discuss. When he died, I wrote a piece for Ebert, focusing on just one moment in Warren Beatty’s Reds, a moment that (in its small way) … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Stephen Sondheim

An American Shakespeare. Yesterday there was a massive gathering in Times Square to pay tribute to Stephen Sondheim. I’ve been watching footage of it and it’s overwhelming. My friend Alex was there. It’s not enough to dim the lights of … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Edward Herrmann

With a career as long and diverse as Edward Herrmann’s there is much to discuss, but I decided to talk about just one moment he has in Warren Beatty’s Reds, a moment that (in its small way) helps make the … Continue reading

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“What Do You Do, Louise?” “I Write.”

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Speaking of Rebecca West

That’s her on the right, one of the witnesses in Reds. I think my favorite part is when she says to her friend, “You know who didn’t know a thing about Socialism? Beatrice Webb.” (Pulls her shawl around her imperiously, … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Dede Allen

Without exaggeration, I can say that Dede Allen changed my life (without me even knowing who she was), and contributed to me making the choices I did. I was always a movie fan, even as a kid, and always into … Continue reading

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At long last: The Professor’s New Movie Quiz

I have been waiting patiently for the seasonal movie quiz from Dennis’ stellar site – and at long last – it has arrived!! I put my answers in the comments section on Dennis’ site – and seriously, reading thru everyone’s … Continue reading

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Saturday snapshots

— The morning was chilly and grey, with a wind whipping through my open window, waking me up before my alarm. My favorite kind of weather. I start to come alive in the fall. I start to feel most like … Continue reading

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3:15 tomorrow

On the big screen.

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