Miscellany


I SAW THE PRESIDENT AND YOU DIDN’T

Yesterday I went up to the Royal to see O’Horten (highly recommend, review to come in the future) and had trouble crossing the street to get to the theater because it had all been blocked off because the President was heading our way. I actually got to see him wave as he went by.

CANNES 2 (OR CANNES CANNES)

For a list of recommended movies from Cannes:

http://www.indiewire.com/article/iws_12_you_must_look_out_for_from_cannes_-_and_an_extra_something/pem

WELL, THEY CAME UP WITH THE NAME AFTER ALL

LACMA is having an incredible series of French film noir and crime films. I’ve seen most of them and they are all must sees for anyone serious about movies.

http://www.lacma.org/programs/FilmSeriesSchedule.aspx

THEY WILL BE MISSED

Jane Randolph, who provided two of the scariest moments in film in the 1940’s (the walk to a bus and a swimming pool scene in the movie The Cat People) has passed on.

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni0802608/

Rolf K. McPherson, son of Aimee Semple McPherson, has also passed on.

BUT WILL THERE BE A TWO SECOND DELAY FOR WARDROBE MALFUNCTIONS

Live drama is returning to the U.K. Sky Arts Theater Live is planning to air six new one act plays.

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni0801558/

IF YOU’RE GOING TO STEAL, STEAL FROM THE BEST

Last night I was watching The Professionals, the western directed and written by Richard Brooks about a group of anti-heroes hired by a millionaire to rescue his kidnapped wife from a Mexican revolutionary. About a third of the way through I figured out that the whole thing, though adapted from a book by Frank O’Rourke, is just a western version of the Trojan War. A pretty good idea that worked well.

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