Posts Tagged ‘films’

America

July 3, 2017

“America,” composed by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, from the 1961 film West Side Story. Rita Moreno (Anita) and George Chakiris (Bernardo) are the principal singers in the movie; their roles were originally created on Broadway by Larry Kert and Chita Rivera in 1957.

“Life is all right in America, if you’re all white in America”

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‘Hollywood Steve’ Bannon

April 19, 2017

Between working as a Goldman Sachs investment banker and haunting the corridors of the Trump White House, Steve Bannon produced 18 films. Three of them explain his plans for presidential power, says Adam Freelander.

More:

“What I Learned Binge-Watching Steve Bannon’s Documentaries,” Adam Wren, Politico

“How Hollywood Remembers Steve Bannon,” Connie Bruck, The New Yorker

Note: Steve Bannon’s filmmaking idol is Leni Riefenstahl.

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The Usual Suspects, 2017

February 17, 2017

Chazz Palminteri interrogates Stephen Colbert about an international conspiracy.

“You’re just not listening! I’ve been telling you for like a year! There’s something weird going on between Trump and the Russians!”

Related:

The Logan Act

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Mourir auprès de toi (To Die By Your Side)

October 23, 2016

Mourir auprès de toi (To Die By Your Side), a 6 minute film directed by Spike Jonze & Simon Cahn, using the Paris bookshop Shakespeare and Company as its setting.

Cast: Soko, Spike Jonze, Pierre Le-Tan.
Screenplay : Olympia Le-Tan, Spike Jonze
Cinematography : Jean-Louis Padis, Stephen Barcelo
Animators : Sylvain Derosne, Leonard Cohen, Emilie Sandoval, Julien Laval
Music : Sam Spiegel, Kool G. Murder, Soko

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Trump at the Movies

September 22, 2016

Trump at the Movies
Donald Trump’s favorite movie is Citizen Kane, probably because it’s pretentious and American. He explains the film — and his advice for Charles Foster Kane — in a short film by Errol Morris:

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Sully: Hollywood Praises Bird Murderer!

September 16, 2016

Sully: Hollywood Praises Bird Murderer!

Pilot Chesley Burnett “Sully” Sullenberger III, infamous for a 2009 airborne goose slaughtering episode, is celebrated in a new movie directed by Clint Eastwood, who began his career portraying Rowdy Yates, a man who drove thousands of helpless cows to their deaths.

Vegans will want to give this flick a pass.

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Parade of Pretend Presidents

August 28, 2016

The presidents of Hollywood, paraded by Candice Drouet.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (Jon Voight), Harry S. Truman  (Gary Sinise), Dwight D. Eisenhower (Robin Williams), John F. Kennedy (Bruce Greenwood), Lyndon B. Johnson (Liev Schreiber),
Richard Nixon (Kevin Spacey), Jimmy Carter (Fred Travalena), Ronald Reagan (Jay Koch),
George H. W. Bush (James Cromwell), Bill Clinton (Dennis Quaid), George W. Bush (Josh Brolin), Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers).

h/t: Casey Chan

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Ghostbusters, 1954

July 16, 2016

“Ghostbusters 1954,” a premake by Ivan Guerrero.

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America

July 3, 2016

“America,” composed by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, from the 1961 film West Side Story. Rita Moreno (Anita) and George Chakiris (Bernardo) are the principal singers in the movie; their roles were originally created on Broadway by Larry Kert and Chita Rivera in 1957.

“Life is all right in America, if you’re all white in America”

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Iratus aves. O tempora, o mores!

May 24, 2016

Iratus aves. O tempora, o mores!

The movie that scored number 1 at the box office last weekend, with $39 million in ticket sales, was Angry Birds, based on a mobile phone game. Few audience members liked the film, but of course they’d already spent their money. Anger is entertaining, but not for more than a few minutes. Will Trump voters have this kind of buyer’s remorse if he wins the general election?

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