Errol Flynn - When Image Clashes With Reality
Errol Flynn often played a carefree adventurer but felt straitjacketed by his image. This essay explores why Flynn referred to himself as a contradiction within a contradiction.
Ida Lupino - Two Films
Ida Lupino, known primarily as an actress, was the second woman to be admitted into the Director's Guild. The founder of an independent production company, Lupino directed six feature films between 1949-1953. I discuss her two personal favorites in this article.
Medium Cool Film Review
Haskell Wexler was voted one of the most influential cinematographers in American film. His 1969 directorial debut, "Medium Cool", is a prescient exploration of politics, violence, and the deleterious effects of a post-literate culture on democracy.
Raymond Chandler on Hollywood
Novelist Raymond Chandler, the creator of iconic private eye Philip Marlowe, was also the screenwriter of "Double Indemnity" and "The Blue Dahlia". All of Chandler's novels are set in Los Angeles and he is inextricably linked with the city and its most influential export - motion pictures.
Vilmos Zsigmond - Master Cinematographer
When Vilmos Zsigmond died on New Year's Day, 2016, American film lost one of its greatest photographers. A Hungarian immigrant, Zsigmond helped revolutionize the look of film in the 1970s. His work includes "The Deer Hunter", "Deliverance" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind".
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