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…

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…

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…