Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hitchcock in How To Steal A Million (1966)

More images here. Audrey reads the April 1965 issue of Hitchcock Magazine: La revue du suspense, a battered copy of which was recently for sale on ebay:

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Gail Collins on Men Who Yell

.....in the end, the whole election came down to the time Mitt Romney put Big Bird in a binder on the car roof.
Full Collins here.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Hopelessly Devoted

The movie Grease is mostly shot fairly perfunctorily, but 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' is pretty well thought out. It’s mostly one long 2 mins+ shot – nothing fancy, but affecting and intimate. The song itself is another great Farrar composition and Olivia Newton-John's loveliness and splendid voice makes the time and close-up worth the camera’s while. The mind recoils at the thought of the edited and post-produced to death fate that would almost certainly befall such a number in a movie musical today.

Thursday, October 04, 2012