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by Brad Stevens
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: November 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 35718

Name: Brad Stevens
Source: unca20090104.htm
"Actually, It's All True was shot in both Brazil and Mexico. The samba section, and "Four Men on a Raft" were shot in Brazil, "My Friend Bonito" was shot in Mexico."

Yes, but "My Friend Bonito" was directed by Norman Foster, not Welles.
by Brad Stevens
Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: November 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 35718

Name: Brad Stevens Source: unca20090104.htm Pogue claimed that "Orson's reputation is pretty much wrapped up in three films CITIZEN KANE, TOUCH OF EVIL, & THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSON, which he even looked at and sighed for what could have been. Of course, it might have been fine if he had just finishe...
by Brad Stevens
Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:15 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: April 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 31477

Name: Brad Stevens Source: unca20080511.htm "Unless "Al Evans" is the "beard" sitting with the Senator and Autumn Russell" Al Evans is comedian Herbie Temple's agent. Here's the relevant passage from the screenplay: "The movie will soon by finished and the comedian who opens the stage show is ready...
by Brad Stevens
Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:28 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: March 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 33140

Name: Brad Stevens
Source: unca20080511.htm
Three seasons of THE UNIT on his CV, and Mamet has only just realized that he's not a liberal?!! Are all conservatives this slow on the uptake?
by Brad Stevens
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: February 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 29331

Name: Brad Stevens
Source: unca20080219.htm
Sad news. Alain Robbe-Grillet has passed away.

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by Brad Stevens
Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:57 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: December 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 29501

Name: Brad Stevens Source: unca20071217.htm Harlan - You should have held on to your older editions of Maltin's MOVIE GUIDE, as the more recent ones have eliminated listings for many older films (particularly from the thirties), presumably in order to make room for such 'classics' as SCARY MOVIE 3.
by Brad Stevens
Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: December 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 29501

Name: Brad Stevens Source: unca20071217.htm "Raising Kane" really doesn't make any sense unless seen as part of Pauline Kael's long-running dispute with Andrew Sarris concerning the auteur theory. The piece's numerous factual errors and distortions suggest that Kael may have been the David Irving o...
by Brad Stevens
Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:38 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 32634

Name: Brad Stevens Source: unca20071217.htm "i think it moot and silly and ultimately counter-productive to drag all the personal flaws of a writer into consideration of his or her work." Except that, in Lovecraft's case, the 'personal flaws' are quite clearly intimately connected to the work. In h...
by Brad Stevens
Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:08 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: August 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 35041

Name: Brad Stevens Source: unca20071007.htm William C. Francis wrote: "Item 1) The first problem I saw with the list, even before perusing it, was that the writer(s) did not list criteria used in selection. It was apparently based on who got credit as director for what they thought were great films...
by Brad Stevens
Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:59 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: June 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 32473

Name: Brad Stevens
Source: unca20070808.htm
Buster Keaton appeared in Michael Curtiz's film THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, based on a novel by Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain. Keaton also appeared in an episode of BURKE'S LAW written by...Harlan Ellison.
by Brad Stevens
Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: June 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 32473

Name: Brad Stevens Source: unca20070808.htm "as an alternative to 6 Degrees of Harlan how about the Best/Worst endings of TV Series" Haven't yet seen the final episode of THE SOPRANOS (or, indeed, any of the other series Mark mentions, with the exception of TWIN PEAKS), but the finale of THE PRISON...
by Brad Stevens
Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: April 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 31878

Name: Brad Stevens Source: unca20070528.htm Josh wrote: "What I DON'T have time for is the kind of pedantic idiots who insulate themselves from the world and look down their snoots at folks who actually do what it is they scribble about. I am happy for the opportunity to clarify that, and would hav...
by Brad Stevens
Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: PRACTICAL FILMMAKING vs AUTEUR THEORY
Replies: 372
Views: 18694

Now that Ruefrex has stated that he actually supports Josh's decision to describe a book he hasn't read as a "hagiographic wank fest", it's become pretty clear that this argument can't possibly get any more pointless. I stongly supect that Ruefrex is simply a pseudonym for Josh (Ruefrex's ...
by Brad Stevens
Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:58 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: PRACTICAL FILMMAKING vs AUTEUR THEORY
Replies: 372
Views: 18694

"Actually, point of correction. The vast majority of documentaries are scripted after footage has been shot -- particularly if there is narration." Tell it to Fred Wiseman. "And by presenting avant garde, experimental and improvisation as examples of the correctness of your argument r...
by Brad Stevens
Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: PRACTICAL FILMMAKING vs AUTEUR THEORY
Replies: 372
Views: 18694

"That he seems to make his living as a critic makes one wish there were actual professional standards for that line of work." Um...there are. But I don't take offence at this remark, since I realize that you are not a film critic, know absolutely nothing about the field, and probably think...

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