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Strange Picnic

Last night we watched Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), one of director Peter Weir’s first films. It’s a strangle little film, about a group of Australian schoolgirls who disappear while on a picnic at a rock formation on Valentine’s Day, … Continue reading

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Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder was born in 1906 in what is now Poland. He came to America in 1934 to work on a screenplay for a film that would never be made. Not surprising, since Billy barely spoke English. Forced to leave … Continue reading

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Billy Wilder Dead At 95

Billy Wilder dead at 95. I’ll have more to say on this soon… Lyle Lovett trampled by bull. I don’t think I’ll have anything to say about this, though…

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AFI Top 100/Film Club

Over the weekend, we watched all 460 minutes of the ten-part series, AFI: 100 Years, 100 Movies. Though I enjoyed it thoroughly, I wished there were a way to talk about each of these great films without giving away the … Continue reading

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