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Monday, October 26, 2015

Jury of Her Tears

Jury of Her Tears It is evident to me in most drama or mystery movies, fiction or nonfiction: Every crime has a motive unique to the individuals involved. For example in the movie _ Sleeping Dictionary_, written and produced by Guy Jenkin. It’s the story of the hypocracy of a Brittish Distrcit... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Outsourced, the Film

This amusing film does a good job of illustrating one case scenereo of what outsourcing can mean to a blue-collar worker. It is written and directed by George Wing is directed by John Jeffcoat, who collectively with co-producers Tom Gori and Dave Skinner get the point across that we Americans are... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Ambient and Ambivalent Auteur

Both Stanley Kubrick and Alfred Hitchcock made history as both authors and directors of their films as the independent force in the making of their films. French for author, the term auteur became popular from directors like Francois Truffaut who wrote an essay entitled A Tendency in French Film... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Big Heat

This film is really a timepiece! First as a Film Noir Genre and also as a historic memento. I took a lot of notes on this film, mostly because I was having a hard time keeping my eyes open. Partially because I was a bit tired, but also the story line and cinematography was a bit slow. Interestingly... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Measure of a Man

This feel good film is based on the true story of Daniel Bailey- the loving father of of seven baby boomer children. It's written and directed by his daughter Elizabeth. It's more than a eulogy it is an inspiration for all of us to rekindle bonds with our loved ones. A voice over narrative tells us... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

On Alfred Hitchcock

Identifying Alfred Hitchcock’s fingerprint on his the films as an Auteur Director becomes more and more obvious as one studies his large body of work. His dry sense of humor almost is satirical at times, but perhaps is more about his keen observations about human nature and the idiosyncrasies common... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Will the "REEL" Men Please Stand UP?

The social conflicts of masculine image found in films during the 1950s were a result of both the difficulties soldiers had re-entering home life and the work force. Most war veterans were damaged psychologically and often had physical disabilities as well. The 1940’s Film Noir men found themselves... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

GODzzzzzzzILLA

Honestly, I tried to stay awake. I slept through the whole film, so no review on this film from this critic. Sorry. Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Gender Conflict in Post WWII American Films

The social conflicts of masculine image found in films during the 1950s were a result of both the difficulties soldiers had re-entering home life and the work force. Most war veterans were damaged psychologically and often had physical disabilities as well. The 1940’s Film Noir men found themselves... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Heterosexuality and Homosexuality In Classical Hollywood

Patriarchal Code of Gender: Visual media utilizes a Patriarchal Code of Gender with a heterosexually biased presentation and ideology that men are rough, tough, sturdy and boldly assertive. They wear the pants and are frequent the barber shop to stay up on the latest while sporting military... Sign in to see full entry.

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