Posts Tagged ‘movies’

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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Chase Scene

September 17, 2016

Chase on a train, from The Wrong Trousers (1993), directed by Nick Park of Aardman Animations.

h/t: Jason Kottke

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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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Artistic Creation

June 11, 2016

Movie magic: An artist’s creations come to life in this 1901 film short. Directed by British illusionist/filmmaker Walter R. Booth and produced by engineer/filmmaker Robert W. Paul.

h/t: Public Domain Review 

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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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Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1951

April 3, 2016

“Raiders of the Lost Ark” premake by Ivan Guerrero.

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Hole In the Wall

February 20, 2016

“Hole in the Wall,” written and performed by Shelton Brooks, from the 1939 “race film” Double Deal. The film’s other performers include Monte Hawley, F.E. Miller, and Jeni le Gon, who is said to be the first African American woman signed by a major Hollywood studio.

See the full 1 hour film here.

More:

“Shelton Brooks: A Profile,” Thomas Morgan, Jass.com

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