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An Affair to Remember Movie Review
She finishes his sentences and he answers before she speaks. Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr have more magic between them than that which is written in their lines. The personalities of two cinematic greats quietly attain cult level greatness.
Joan of Arc on a Leash--Joan the Woman
The historical Joan of Arc was a military leader, but as far as film-makers are concerned, she was only a woman. DeMilleīs Joan the Woman is the first of six 20th century films that keep Joan of Arc in her place.
Luc Bessonīs Crazy Saint Joan
The last feature made about Joan of Arc in the 20th century is typical of the time. Cynical and based on pop psychology, The Messenger (1999) does a disservice to Franceīs national heroine.
Subtopic - Subject Movie Appreciation. Brava! Bravo! Awards galore cascade like autumnīs golden falling leaves. Who wins what where when and why?
Movie Terminology Definitions
Much of filmmaking jargon is useless to the casual movie goer but some concepts are actually useful for adding to your enjoyment of movie viewing.
My Man Godfrey Movie Review
A sweetly humorous love story between a "forgotten man" and a socialite leads to a renewal of hopes, a lot of money spent, a couple of broken hearts, a manipulator revealed and an unexpected wedding with the Mayor of New York officiating.
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Subtopic - Subject Movie Appreciation. Elsewhere, Iīve dubbed trailers that tell all "spoiler trailers," and they predetermine viewer reactions.
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