Posts Tagged ‘films’

Jeep

October 8, 2017

“Autobiography of a Jeep” (1943), from United Films via the Library of Congress Prelinger Archives, reprocessed by Jeff Quitney. The Willys MB Jeep was the primary light 4-wheel-drive vehicle of the United States Army and Allies during World War II (more here). This WWII-era film celebrates the buggy’s prowess.

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The End of Chivalry

September 29, 2017

“A.D. 1363, the End of Chivalry,” by Jake Mahaffy.

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Godard In Fragments

September 1, 2017

Iconic elements of the 1960s work of Jean-Luc Godard, supercut by Kogonada.

Related:

“Jean-Luc Godard: a beginner’s guide,” John Patterson, The Guardian

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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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