In this week’s edition of CANON OF FILM, we take a look at one of Woody Allen‘s most popular films, ‘Crimes and Misdemeanors’. For the story behind the genesis of the Canon, you can click here. CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS (1989) Director/Screenwriter: Woody Allen Part dark tragedy, part dark comedy, or is it all comedy? It’s certainly all more »
Some post-halloween thoughts on the zombie films and fandom.
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I’m not actually sure what angle to take on ‘A Monster Calls’. I’m not familiar with the award-winning children’s book it’s based on, so I can’t really come at it from that angle, although the animation and special effects, are impressive and seem special at moments. I’m certainly not gonna pan the movie outright, it’s too well-done for that, but I’ve just seen too many movies beforehand.
This is one of the few endings to these things that’s still exciting to watch on multiple viewings and if I tell you why, I’d be giving something away, so just trust me on this, and, and I’m positive that when Kenneth Branagh’s new remake comes out next week–the fourth filmed remake of the movie in my lifetime by my count of calculations, including two TV movies, and a Japanese remake last year– it will live up to this standard.
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Every negative, and most positive reviews I see, seem to be focusing in on the romance aspect of the movie, as though this is some, sprawling romantic epic, colliding with an incredible-looking stylized sci-fi film. It looks like ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ but it feels like ‘Titanic’, or tries to kinda thing. As somebody who’s never thought ‘Titanic’ was any good to begin with, I didn’t see the romance like that at all.
Although he acted in over 50 films during his illustrious acting career, Charles Laughton only got to direct one film in his lifetime, but he made it count, and it stands as strange unique essential film that’s part ‘Huckleberry Finn’, and the rest, this surrealistic nightmare with a tone that seems to directly influence modern horror/slasher film directors like Wes Craven, John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper.
In this edition of CANON OF FILM, we take a look at Steven Spielberg‘s sci-fi classic, ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind‘ for it’s recent 40th anniversary. For the story behind the genesis of the Canon, you can click here. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977) Director/Screenplay: Steven Spielberg ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind‘ is more »
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I’m guessing that’s what you’re wondering why I am pointing out something so obvious. Well, here’s the thing that’s really gonna be hard to believe, but it’s completely, 100% true. Until about ten years ago — no,not even — nine years, I didn’t realize comic books, actually existed!
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In this edition of CANON OF FILM, we will be taking a look at James L. Brooks‘ ‘Broadcast News‘. For the story behind the genesis of the series, you can click here. BROADCAST NEWS (1987) Director/Screenplay: James L. Brooks ‘Broadcast News‘ is brilliantly accurate in it’s portrayal of the daily life of broadcast journalism; at least more »
This week, we will be taking a look at Werner Herzog’s ‘Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans’. For the story behind the genesis of CANON OF FILM, you can click here. BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS (2009) Director: Werner Herzog Screenplay: William Finkelstein If there ever was a better example of how more »
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This week, we will be looking at Wim Wenders‘ classic, ‘Paris, Texas‘ in honor of Harry Dean Stanton, who recently passed. For the genesis of CANON OF FILM, you can click here. PARIS, TEXAS (1984) Director: Wim Wenders Screenplay: Sam Shepard, adapted by L.M. Kit Carson As much as I admire the leader of the more »
In the second edition of CANON OF FILM, we take a look a Jacques Tati‘s ‘Playtime’. For the genesis of CANON OF FILM, you can click here. “PLAYTIME” (1967) Director: Jacques Tati Screenplay: Jacques Lagrange and Jacques Tati; with addition English dialogue by Art Buchwald Jacques Tati’s ‘Playtime‘ is clearly a masterpiece, but I think more »
In the first edition of CANON OF FILM, we take a look at ‘Citizen Kane‘ in honor of it’s 76th birthday earlier this week. You can find the backstory on the inception of CANON OF FILM here. CITIZEN KANE (1941) Director: Orson Welles Director of Photography: Gregg Toland Screenplay: Howard J. Mankiewicz & Orson Welles more »
This being my first post on Age of the Nerd, I feel a slight need to introduce myself before I introduce this hopefully continuous and long-running feature here. I’m David Baruffi, and years ago, I created something called ‘CANON OF FILM’.