This Month in Film History: “Citizen Kane” Premieres

Very few directors’ feature film debut been fraught with contentiousness and negative media coverage as Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane. The script, written by, Herman Mankiewitcz, told the story of fiction newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane. In spite of the relentless media blitz against the film lead by William Randolph Hearst’s legion news  media conglomerate, Citizen Kane would premiere…

The Film Trailers of Peter Greenaway

Here now are the film trailers for some of Peter Greenaway’s work. While his work can be engaging and engrossing, it can also turn overwrought, silly and self indulgent. So, for anyone unfamilar with Mr. Greenaway’s work, venture cautiously. Drowning by Numbers (1988) Starring: Joan Plowright, Juliet Stevenson, Joely Richardson     The Cook, the…

#96. Peter Greenaway, Art and Cinema

#96 Peter Greenaway With  the release of the 1990 film The Cook, The Thief,  His Wife and Her Lover, England finally had a director in Peter Greenaway who could match pretentious allegorical laiden cinema with any French one in the cutthroat world of arthouse cinema. The film would have a moderate amount of box office success…

Join ‘Surfer’s Paradise’ TV Pilot Kickstarter Effort

Surfer’s Paradise has people talking and excited about the potential for a TV series.  The pilot for the sci-fi genre bender  has been shot in the Czech Republic by the noted director of the films Beast and Silicon Beach, Max Gold. It was written by Max and co- produced by Ben Palacios, who stars as Ben in the pilot. The…

The Film Trailers of Michael Curtiz

Here are a few trailers of Michael Curtiz’s films Casablanca (1942) Starring  Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Claude Rains   Mildred Pierce (1945) Starring Joan Crawford, Jack Carson   The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) Errol Flynn, Olivia De Havilland, Basil Rathbone The Sea Wolf (1941) Starring  Edward G. Robinson, Ida Lupino    

The Film Trailers of Robert Aldrich

Next up is Robert Aldrich . Please enjoy. Kiss Me Deadly (1955) Starring: Ralph Meeker, Cloris Leachman, Albert Dekker What  Ever Happened to Baby Jane (1962) Starring Bette Davis, Joan Crawford Thenine Dirty Dozen Starring Ernst Borgnine, Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin