Sex Symbol of the 1930s – Jean Harlow

How do we, as a modern audience approach judgement of an actress such as Jean Harlow. Granted, despite everyone’s lofty opinion of ourselves, life varies only in the cosmetic and inconsequential. Computers and technology haven’t advanced. Elon Musk and  Stephan Hawking can bullshit us as much as they like. We are still the problem. No…

Sex Symbol of the 1930s- Carole Lombard

Though her career was cut short due to a plane crash in 1942, Carole Lombard would leave her mark on the world of cinema. Starting out in the silent era, Lombard would do her best work in as a comedy actress. She would thrive in the zany rapid fire dialogue of the “Screwball Comedies” of…

Sex Symbol of 1990s – Mimi Rogers – The Naughty Version

Once Mrs. Tom Cruise, then a star of some lesser indie films, onto star of a made for cable film and then again indie films and being a critics’ darling again. Mimi Rogers was a struggling actress, looking for a way to catch a break. Minor roles came her way on cable shows and lackluster…

What was the French New Wave Cinema?

The French New Wave was a film movement, of sorts, that cam e to world wide attention in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Although the  styles and film making efforts of its most famous members, such as Francois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, Eric Rohmer, they were unified in their concept of the purpose…

100 Most Important Film Directors of All Time #97. Orson Welles

100 Most Important Film Directors #97 Orson Welles Orson Welles’s stature in the world of cinema has benefitted from an obsessive literary cult that have elevated his work to dizzying heights.  Critics worldwide have praised his film Citizen Kane as one of the greatest films of all time. To this day, it remains at or…