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steven-robert-travers's picture
Mar.20.2013
"The Godfather" (1972) was a stylized masterpiece. Its auteur director, Coppola, laced it with the subtlest Leftist message that may have avoided the radar of even longtime fans who have seen the film 10 or more times. When interviewed by producer Robert Evans, Coppola said he wanted to make a...
bob-mustin's picture
Nov.07.2012
Jack Kerouac and his merry band of maniacs were about more than writing, although they were that, too. They were searchers for life's underlying strata in a very Zen sense, and in the process they laid bare subcultures in the U.S. that were both rich and tragic. The below link gives an early...
j-c-hallman's picture
May.21.2010
Last week, I wrote a short post here about a conversation a friend and I had about "The Hurt Locker" and the meaning of meaning.  That kicked off a bit of a debate, some of it here -- some of it my friend chastening me via email.  A battle on two fronts!  It occurred to me since then that...
kerry-bogert's picture
Mar.11.2009
I wrote this about a year ago. I loved the film, so I thought I'd share. The Conversation, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, is a modernist film rooted in the noir tradition. Modernist neo-noir was first seen between 1967 and 1976, when “film noir was resurrected as part of the ‘Hollywood...