Category Archives: Movies

PIXAR: A New Dynasty

“Steamboat Willie” (see above)  was a landmark event in the history of film animation. It was the first time Mickey Mouse (or any other cartoon) had synchronized sound and image. Silent animation’s time was up. Disney studios became an empire. … Continue reading

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Gromit Never Speaks

As I began to write this article, it dawned on me that readers may not know who Wallace and Gromit are.  Oh dear. How is that possible?  They have appeared in a full-length film and 4 shorts (approximately 30 minutes each) … Continue reading

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We Got Netflix

This is not a commercial for Comcast (see above).  They have more money than Donald Trump, no matter what his past tax returns reveal.  For my wife and I, our monthly bill from Comcast equals two-thirds of my Freshman year … Continue reading

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Pepe Serna +Karl Swenson

Do you recognize the man next to Al Pacino?  (see above)  Yes, the Movie is Scarface starring Mr. Pacino and his “little friend.” His larger friend, standing behind him, had a birthday on July 23rd  and has been in more than … Continue reading

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Film’s Finest Hour?

  Many experts believe 1939 was film’s finest year.  A quick Google search helps make their case.  How many of the following movies from that year do you remember?  Gone with the Wind (see above) (Oscar for Best Film, and … Continue reading

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3 of a Kind

School is over and the Summer has just begun.  I know what you want: to see a good movie.  Maybe the next Superhero film.  (It will be the 38thyou’ve seen in the past year, right?) No?  How about a movie coming … Continue reading

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Saved for Everybody, 2

In my June 21st article, I explained why the Library of Congress (see above) has kept a selection of films “showcasing the range and diversity of American film history.”  The LOC also has selected a collection of  recordings for its … Continue reading

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