While Cinema Visions Danced In My Head

A film enthusiast playing in the digital space
The More the Merrier (1943)
I found this comedy underwhelming.

The More the Merrier (1943)

I found this comedy underwhelming.
Ms. 45 (1981)

Ms. 45 (1981)

King Kong (1933)
The filmmaking process
The Artist (2011)

Say what you will, Armond White, I really, really, really enjoyed this film. A spot-on synthesis of classic Hollywood tropes.
The Artist (2011)
Say what you will, Armond White, I really, really, really enjoyed this film. A spot-on synthesis of classic Hollywood tropes.
Green for Danger (1946)

A well-plotted British mystery
Green for Danger (1946)
A well-plotted British mystery
Fedora (1978)

This film is currently playing at Film Forum in NYC and I had the pleasure to catch it earlier this week. The film is far from perfect but I feel that it’s an unjustly overlooked gem in Wilder’s oeuvre. For me, the greatest pleasure of the film is thinking of it in comparison to Wilder’s masterpiece Sunset Boulevard-this is most obvious as both films have William Holden as a lead and feature his voice over narration. I don’t want to give anything away in terms of plotting so I won’t elaborate further but the parallels between these films are seemingly endless, and would be wonderful fodder for an extended paper. To all you film programmers out there, the two films would make for a wonderful double feature.
Fedora (1978)
This film is currently playing at Film Forum in NYC and I had the pleasure to catch it earlier this week. The film is far from perfect but I feel that it’s an unjustly overlooked gem in Wilder’s oeuvre. For me, the greatest pleasure of the film is thinking of it in comparison to Wilder’s masterpiece Sunset Boulevard-this is most obvious as both films have William Holden as a lead and feature his voice over narration. I don’t want to give anything away in terms of plotting so I won’t elaborate further but the parallels between these films are seemingly endless, and would be wonderful fodder for an extended paper. To all you film programmers out there, the two films would make for a wonderful double feature.
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

The 10th Victim (1965)

The 10th Victim (1965)

Union Station (1950)
William Holden on the case
Night Moves (1975)
I love this composition
Night Moves (1975)
I love this composition