Étiquettes » Charles Laughton

2/22/17 Dramatic Intervention

Earlier tonight, I had written this long treatise on excessive drama in our lives: drama from hundreds of news sources and thousands of fake news purveyors clamoring for our attention, drama from our government, drama from social media, dramas upon dramas  upon dramas…even dramas on llamas. 340 mots de plus

Spartacus (1960)

This is one of those « fill the hole in my pop culture score card » films. Directed by Stanley Kubrick, written by the famous blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and starring none of other than Kirk Douglas, who recently just turned a round one years old, … 988 mots de plus

Watched Movie

The Night of the Hunter (1955)

« It’s a hard world for little things. »

Oh how foolish I must seem. I gave Spike Lee all kinds of credit for the right hand/left hand speech in  782 mots de plus

Reviews

The (not so) Private Life of Henry VIII

We’ve been musing about the busy British monarch Henry VIII (1491-1547), and wondering how his personal life might look if you framed it on a baseball card. 747 mots de plus

Historical

Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

2016 #157
Billy Wilder | 112 mins | DVD | 1.85:1 | USA / English | U

Charles Laughton and Marlene Dietrich shine in this adaptation of Agatha Christie’s play (in turn based on her short story), about a man accused of murder but who proclaims his innocence (Tyrone Power), the barrister who decides to take the case (Laughton), and the man’s wife who agrees to alibi him but seems somehow suspicious (Dietrich). 62 mots de plus

Adaptations

Remembering Billy Chapin, Who Saw Us Through THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER

More than half a century after shielding his little sister through the most monstrous night of their lives, John Harper left the world on her birthday. 1 744 mots de plus

Movie Briefs

The Mad Movie Challenge ... Hobson's Choice (1953)

As the month comes to a close it’s time for the Mad Movie Challenge when Kristina from Speakeasy assigns me a film I’ve yet to see and I in turn do the same for what I hope to be her viewing pleasure. 818 mots de plus

1950's