Pyramid Illustrated History of Movies books

https://www.thriftbooks.com/series/pyramid-illustrated-history-of-the-movies/79865/

Belmondo

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2009/jul/05/screen-legend-jean-paul-belmondo

Me, Claudius

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I should explain. The prolific, restless and gifted Helmut Kautner’s DER REST IST SCHWEIGEN (THE REST IS SILENCE, 1957) is a modern-dress Hamlet in which Hardy Kruger plays the melancholy John H. Claudius, returned from the US to the Claudius Ironworks, now being run by his uncle who has married his mother and all that.

This might be my favourite movie Hamlet though I think the Olivier is smashing and that Russian one has some stunning effects. Some argue that Kurosawa’s THE BAD SLEEP WELL is based on Hamlet though if so it’s pretty loose in my opinion. (Haven’t seen HAMLET GOES BUSINESS or the biy fat Branagh one.) This one departs in all sorts of ways, but only to sort of circle back. But it’s also up to various things that Shakespeare certainly never considered — the extraordinary thing is that it all works so well.

The movie looks…

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Vanity

https://thevioletreality.com/princes-vanity-4d629ac6db93

The Dark Side of the Sun

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New York Mafia: What’s happening to the Five Families? – BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47566981

Sci Fi movies that predicted the future

https://screenrant.com/science-fiction-movies-predicted-future/

The Sad Downfall of Ida Lupino

The Life and Times of Hollywood

Ida Lupino has not been treated well by history. She was the niece of the English music hall legend Lupino Lane who later became a silent movie comedy star. Her father was a famed music hall performer and her family was renown in the U.K.

During her peak, she was a film star and became one of the first female directors in movies and television. She directed several motion pictures and over 100 episodes of television programs. She dealt with the male hierarchy in Hollywood and overcame the rampant chauvinism first producing independent films with her second husband, Collier Young. She eventualy became a top director of films that favored a unique touch in film noir.  By the 1960s she had become a prolific television director. The biography below from TCM details that.

Lupino was sadly a long term alcoholic and drug abuser that derailed her career. She ended up…

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Utah son’s rising career in films came to a sudden, tragic end – Deseret News

https://www.deseret.com/1999/7/23/19456957/utahn-s-rising-career-in-films-came-to-a-sudden-tragic-end

The Utah-filmed truth behind the gritty story of murderer Gary Gilmore – The Salt Lake Tribune

https://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=58166113&itype=cmsid

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