Author Archives: Ted Hicks

About Ted Hicks

Iowa farm boy; have lived in NYC for 40 years; worked in motion picture labs, film/video distribution, subtitling, media-awards program; obsessive film-goer all my life.

Film Books – The Last Batch

After finishing part 2 of this film books series, I realized I’d somehow left out books on Buster Keaton! I’m not sure how this happened, since Keaton is tremendously important to me. Plus there are other good books that I … Continue reading

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Film Books – Part 2

In response to my previous post on favorite film books, someone emailed me that they thought it was a great list, but noted how few new books there were. I hadn’t thought about that at the time, but that list … Continue reading

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Bookish 2 – Favorite Film Books, Then & Now

Over the years, many of the film books I’ve acquired — and still have — are collections of reviews; interviews with directors, screenwriters, editors and cinematographers; studies of directors such as Stanley Kubrick and Buster Keaton; and encyclopedic listings of … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood – Supplemental

Here is a selection of interviews, articles, video features, and music re Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood. ________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Print interview with Robert Richardson, Director of Photography, followed by a video interview with Richardson and others. https://theplaylist.net/once-upon-hollywood-cinematographer-robert-richardson-20190726/?fbclid=IwAR3NeAP–nVe8fKbV4YQf8ZEFEUmX6jiBUNO-XRd_GE7PlaDan8SVOc6lXc ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ Filming … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood – “And away we go!”

SPOILER ALERT: Be advised that I’m planning to talk about things that you might prefer not knowing before you see the film, unless you’ve already seen it. This includes the ending. Proceed accordingly. __________________________________________________ I’ve seen Once Upon a Time…in … Continue reading

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Recent Documentaries – Supplemental

Here are supplemental materials for the documentaries discussed in the previous post. These include interviews, Q&As, podcasts and performance clips. I realize these may be more useful once you’ve seen the films, but I leave it up to you. ___________________________________________________ … Continue reading

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Random Notes on Recent Films – Documentaries!

I’ve recently seen several exceptional documentaries. They cover a range of topics and experience, but all have very human concerns. Here are my impressions of them. _____________________________________________________ Echo in the Canyon (Andrew Slater, director)  This brilliant display of nostalgia centers … Continue reading

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