Posts tagged ‘my 101 favorite movies’

In an effort to make the internet more appealing to users (and increase sales), programmers have written software to highlight related stories, or, related products.

I’m sure you have seen on shopping sites, software points out similar products for the one you are viewing.

Humphrey Bogart - Rick in Casablanca - 1944 Best Picture

Humphrey Bogart - Rick in Casablanca - 1944 Best Picture

But, I give up – How are Humphrey Bogart and Laika related?

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I’m still thinking about various aspects of Citizen Kane.

In a previous post, I discussed the use of camera angles by Orson Welles.

I also mentioned a YouTube video that I had found explaining the use of low camera angles in order to give Charles Foster Kane an imposing profile.

Citizen Kane Low Camera Angle Technique by Orson Welles

Citizen Kane Low Camera Angle Technique by Orson Welles

You know how it is. I went on YouTube to see the video about the low camera angle technique used by Orson Welles.

(By putting the camera below the floor, and, looking up at Charles Foster Kane, Welles was able to present Kane as an intimidating, authoritative pose.)

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It’s a great movie when you’re still thinking about it a week later. Last week, I saw “Citizen Kane” on the big screen. And, I’m still thinking about the characters and themes.

The theme of the movie, it seems to me, was that Kane started out idealistic; but, over the passage of time, became increasingly self-focused.

Continue reading ‘“Citizen Kane” Redux – More about the Themes and Characters in Orson Welle’s Classic’ »

 

I was lucky enough tonight to see the movie, “Citizen Kane” at a one-time showing at a local theater.

Movie Poster for one time showing of Citizen Kane - Orson Welles was only 25

Movie Poster for one time showing of Citizen Kane - Orson Welles was only 25

After the movie, I was asking myself the question, “How old was Orson Welles when he did Citizen Kane?” And by “did”, I mean, he co-wrote, directed, and, played the lead.

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“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.” – Hebrews 13:2

Dorothy Day was a populist activist in the 1930′s. She tirelessly worked for the poor and disenfranchised, and, was called a “socialist” by her critics.

Movie Poster for Entertaining Angels The Dorothy Day Story starring Moira Kelly

Movie Poster for "Entertaining Angels, The Dorothy Day Story"

The movie “Entertaining Angels – The Dorothy Day Story” does not so much dwell on Dorothy Day’s political leanings. The focus of the movie is her compassion for the less fortunate.

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