Category Archives: Music

What I Saw Last Year: Best Feature Films 2019

2019 was another year of exceptional films. Maybe every year is, to one degree or another, or so it seems to me. Out of the 384 feature films (including documentaries) I saw in 2019, I’ve actually come up with a … Continue reading

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The Family Frankenstein – Supplemental

Frankenstein Fake News It was initially planned by Universal that Bela Lugosi would take the role of the Monster in the original Frankenstein (1931). Due to the heavy makeup required and the fact that the character does not speak, Lugosi … Continue reading

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The Family Frankenstein – A Long and Happy Life

Last year the Morgan Library in New York had an exhibit called “It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200.” Mary Shelley‘s novel was first published in 1818. Her creation has been with us ever since, and shows no signs of going away, … 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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