In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock made us all afraid to shower. Over half a century later, movies and movie audiences have changed. CGI (computer-generated imagery) monopolizes most blockbuster films of today (even comedies). No matter what type of movie you pay an excessive price to see, you usually end up watching more of what the “computer” […]
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Yes, that’s right. Music IS literature. Usually, the Nobel organizers bestow this award to authors known for novels, short stories or poetry. But, this time, it went to the singer/songwriter “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” Dylan is the first American to get the honor since novelist Toni Morrison […]
Polish film director Andrzej Wajda has received an Honorary Oscar, an Honorary Golden Bear (Berlin International Film Festival), and the Palme d’Or (the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival) for his over 60 year work in the Polish film industry. Four of his films have been nominated for Best Foreign Film Oscars (The […]
Starting out in Hollywood as a writer, Curtis Hanson had some minor successes with his screenplays and eventually with the movies he directed. But, it wasn’t until 1992’s sleeper hit, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, that he became a director with his pick of projects. In 1997, he picked a life changing project with […]