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Amadeus, Sleeping With Other People


Amadeus is a tour de force of film making. It has everything you’d want in a period drama: lush sets, flamboyant costumes, fantastic dialogue, deep drama, scandal, and treachery. 430 weitere Wörter


Review: Thir13en Ghosts (2001)

„The Jackal is the Charlie Manson of ghosts. And if the Jackal is out, screw the kid. We gotta get out of this basement!“

Growing up, this was actually one of my favorite movies. 1.068 weitere Wörter


Composing and Arranging

I showed my students a scene from AMADEUS the other week. Happily, they seemed to enjoy it, but I think I screwed up — I don’t think I pointed out the best thing about it, as a piece of screenwriting. 867 weitere Wörter


The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

An elderly gentleman recounts the tale of how he came to own the venerable but now unfashionable Grand Budapest Hotel.

Wes Anderson’s films have never quite clicked with me in the past; I have always found them visually attractive yet rather contrived and pretentious. 141 weitere Wörter


Amadeus and the Cult of Godless Virtue

I mean no disrespect to those who live virtuous lives according to their religious beliefs. But in these idolatrous times, I suspect that just as many people subscribe to concepts of virtue that may have their roots in religion but as far as they’re concerned have nothing to do with God. 1.111 weitere Wörter


The Best Best Actors

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Since this particular Oscar year feels a bit, well, predictable, and because I’m so far behind on seeing the nominated films, I’ve decided to focus my Oscar blogs on other topics as we count down to the big show on February 26th. 681 weitere Wörter


Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Dir. Joel and Ethan Coen. Starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman

Llewyn Davis (Isaac) has made an accidental habit of picking up orange cats. (I love cats. 1.298 weitere Wörter