Monthly Archives: August 2012

“Rest In Peace Mel Stuart and Thanks for Willy Wonka”

On August 9th of this year in Los Angeles, director Mel Stuart, who helmed the beloved 1971 children’s classic “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” passed away from melanoma at the age of 83. The Emmy award winner worked mostly … Continue reading

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“Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’ The New Number One”

For years now, whenever I would read or watch something that dealt with film critics’ picks for the greatest movies of all time, it seemed that inevitably, the number one choice was always and would always be, the Orson Welles … Continue reading

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“Lilya 4-Ever”

After creating substantial buzz as a new sensation in the world of Swedish film with “Show Me Love,” and “Together,” on August 23, 2002, director Lukas Moodysson, premiered his third movie “Lilya 4-Ever” in Sweden. Afterward, the film began making … Continue reading

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“Director Toback’s Movie ‘Fingers’ Was Almost Never Made”

After almost a decade of work in the theater, as well as the occasional film and television roles in the late 1960’s, which went largely uncredited, except for his role in the Martin Scorsese film, “Who’s That Knocking at My … Continue reading

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