This afternoon, while trying to nap on a gorgeous spring break day, I received a text from a friend. He’d attached a story from The Atlantic. It’s title struck me. But the photo, featuring the former head coach of George … Continue reading →
Sunrise 1928 It Happened One Night 1934 Mutiny on the Bounty 1935 All Quiet on the Western Front 1929 Wings 1928 Cimarron 1931 Grand Hotel 1932 The Broadway Melody 1929 The Great Ziegfeld 1936 Cavalcade 1933 The Life of Emile … Continue reading →
As the 1937 winner for Best Picture, The Life of Emile Zola, is a film that leaves many more drags in time than pulsing moments of fascination and captivating action. For a film recording the life of one of France’s … Continue reading →
Before it’s full review of Cimarron in 1931, Variety magazine described the film as “An elegant example of super film making and a big money picture. This is a spectacular western away from all others. It holds action, sentiment, sympathy, … Continue reading →
When watching early films in some kind of chronological order, you can see how quickly filmmakers and producers used emerging technologies to make grander, better films. Immediately, All Quiet on the Western Front resolves all of the sound issues that … Continue reading →
In less than a year, the Academy Awards went from honoring two silent films in Wings and Sunrise to honoring it’s first musical in The Broadway Melody as the best film of the year. The success of the film resulted … Continue reading →
In my task of watching all Best Picture Oscar-winners, I finished up my introductory weekend of viewing with Wings, directed by DGA Lifetime Achievement award-winner William A. Wellman. As the only true silent film to win Best Picture, Wings upholds … Continue reading →
For a few years, I’ve made a resolution to watch all of the Academy Award winning Best Pictures, in order. I finally started, yesterday, with the winner of the 1927/28 award for Most Unique and Artistic Film. The first Academy … Continue reading →
p.s. There are only 19 days until graduation.
It’s that time of year, yo. Twenty-seven days until graduation!