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Cooking with Pooh: reconsider your title before hitting the road with your masterpiece

December 2, 2007

Titles are important and every blogger knows the feeling of hitting the “publish” button just about two seconds before an unfortunate change of opinion regarding the chosen one. That’s what they invented the “edit post button”, even though your RSS and email subscribers are likely to get the one before the change. When it comes […]

Movies that changed Cinema: The African Queen – fiction meets reality

October 28, 2007

Some people say hunting elephants was the real type of activity director John Huston had in mind when he decided to do The African Queen. Anyway, right from the start, he insisted this is not going to be just another cardboard decorated studio feature. Ranked by the American Film Institute in 2007 as the 65 […]

Movies that changed Cinema: Jaws – the first Blockbuster

October 19, 2007

On June 20, 1975 when Jaws was limitedly released at 409 theaters, followed by a wider release five days later into 675 theaters the word Blockbuster was still never used to describe a movie. American media needed a new word to describe what this movie did to people: Based on Peter Benchley’s best-selling novel and […]

From Sam Spade to Harry Callahan: toughest movie characters of all times

July 30, 2007

From Walter Cameron and A.C. Abadie playing the sheriffs in Porters’ The Great Train RobberyTotal Recall, the history of moving pictures is full of tough fellows and quite many tough dames. But who should be the one to be placed above all. (1903) to Douglas Quaid in Verhoeven’s Who’s THE toughest movie character of all […]