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1952. Of the House Un-American Activities Committee and then Richard Nixon’s rise from there to the vice-presidency, of the black-listing of movie people, of the people like Elia Kazan and Robert Taylor, and Clifford Odets who went before the committee … Continue reading
The story of Weddings and Babies, Morris Engel’s last feature which was filmed with portable camera and sound equipment, a novel synchronized sight-and-sound- process that was developed by Engel himself, starts off a little lamely, with a woman who wishes … Continue reading
What then became called New Wave actually began in the early 1950’s when Morris Engel of New York began producing his own motion pictures with the assistance of his wife, Ruth Orkin, a leading photographer in her own right, and … Continue reading
by Art Chantry: while researching his role in martin scorsese’s film “taxi driver”, robert deniro actually went out and drove cab for a while. this is his official NYC taxi cab driver’s license.
Caravaggio has become the ultimate old master superstar; his only real rival is Vermeer. It was a great if sadly short career. Caravaggio’s work was an expression of awareness of the precariousness of a reason that can at any moment be compromised, … Continue reading
A cursed libretto is not your typical campfire ghost story.Its not a joking anecdote to be easily dismissed either. Its one helluva an imp who has displayed wildly inconsistent behavior over the years. The specific association of music and madness … Continue reading