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Lights, Camera, Conversation… “The magnificent Mr. Welles”

A book of interviews from the early 1990s reveals that the director of Citizen Kane was a big man whose pronouncements were almost as big. Why has poetry vanished from the movies? One proffered explanation is that, like delicate mist in the early hours, verse has been annihilated by the blinding glare of modernity, the [...]
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Lights, Camera, Conversation… “The lives of others”

Film / Bollywood : Blogical Conclusion (last year)

We don’t make many movies based directly on books. Neither do we make many movies based on people whose stories are more spectacular than fiction. Last week, I wrote about the problems some people – okay, I – have in surrendering to... Read Post

Is ‘Citizen Kane’ REALLY the greatest American movie of all time?

Entertainment : Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch (3 years ago)

Christmas came early last week. That’s when I finally received my advance copy of Citizen Kane on Blu-ray in the mail. For months, I’ve had its September 13th release date circled in red ink on my calendar. What can I say? Some folk... Read Post

‘Freakazoid!’ found a bowl, good for him!

Entertainment : Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch (3 years ago)

If Animaniacs was the Citizen Kane of 1990s cartoons, Freakazoid! would have to be The Magnificent Ambersons — Orson Welles’ impressive but somewhat neglected follow-up. Whereas Animaniacs was a huge success that ran for a total of ... Read Post


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