Once again, “Through The Shattered Lens” has a terrific post about Oscar! Enjoy! Ah, the 60s. Both the studio system and the production code collapsed as Hollywood struggled to remain relevant during a time of great social upheaval. The Academy… Read More ›
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“Devil In A Blue Dress!” Denzel Washington’s “L.A. Noir” About Race In 1948 LA!
“A man once told me that you step out of your door in the morning, and you are already in trouble. The only question is are you on top of that trouble or not?” A black man helps search for… Read More ›
“Do The Right Thing!” “Malcolm X!” Spike Lee’s Brilliant, Raw Take On Racism In America Resonates Today…
Spike Lee’s Oscar Winning Take On Race… After a distinguished career, Spike Lee finally won his first Oscar for Best Screenplay last year for his powerful script for the film “BlackkKlansman”, the true story of a black police officer infiltrating… Read More ›
“Pictures At A Revolution!” The Year That Two Films Dominated The Discussion Of Race In America!
This Is A “Picture From A Revolution!” This scene, when Sidney Poitier slaps a white man who had just slapped him across the face – was incendiary for its time, and it’s one one of the powerful films of 1967,… Read More ›
Classic “B” Movies! Body Heat! Battle Royale! Bogart Too! Cinema’s Greatest Films That Begin With A “B”!
How About Some Classic “B” Movies! I’m getting 2020 off to a cinematic start: with these then “B” movies! In Hollywood parlance, a “B” movie used to refer to the second film on a double feature – a lesser known… Read More ›
“Cult Movie Monday” Cruises “Sunset Boulevard” With The Last Remaining Star Nancy Olson!
A Hollywood Classic On “Cult Movie Monday”! “Sunset Boulevard” is a cinematic masterpiece, and one of the greatest films ever made about Hollywood – a legendary classic that exposed some raw truths about the movie business – and was recently… Read More ›
A “True Hollywood Tale” Of “Hit & Run”! Taking Sony’s $$! The Guber/Peters Story! Also, Making Millions For NOT Producing!
Ready For This $$$ True Tale Of Hollywood? Sometimes people just don’t realize how bonkers the entertainment industry is – although now we are seeing payback for its excesses. Several year ago there was a terrific “inside Hollywood” book about… Read More ›
Did The Oscars Have a “Blind Side?” The Worst Best Actress Winners!
“And The Oscar Goes To…” All movie fans are perched on the edge their seats when those words are spoken each year at The Academy Awards. It’s a cinephile’s Super Bowl, after all….so, do you ever grimace when the winning… Read More ›
Bob’s Big Boy! Inside Burbank’s Iconic Diner! Bite Down On My Burger Review! Bob’s Exotic Car Showplace!
Welcome To Bob’s Big Boy In Burbank California! This 70-foot sign welcomes you to Burbank’s most iconic landmark – the classic Bob’s Big Boy! I had the chance to cruise the San Fernando Valley, just north of Hollywood, and there… Read More ›
Check Into The Safari Inn! Burbank’s Iconic Motel! My Movie Close Encounter! Unique Hollywood Movie Locations!
Behold Burbank’s Iconic Safari Inn! Living in Los Angeles, it’s easy to take for granted some of the iconic locations in Southern California – but, as we have lost a number of them in recent years, I wanted to eyeball… Read More ›