Franklin, Aretha: Elton John’s Tribute

Elton John, a friend and fan of Aretha Franklin’s, posted a tribute to the legendary singer on social media shortly after her passing after a long battle with cancer. Franklin’s last public performance was at Elton’s AIDS Foundation benefit in New York last November, where she was noticeably thin but in strong form during throughout […]

Girl with Green Eyes, The (1964): Awkward British Romance, Superbly Acted by Rita Tashingham and Peter Finch

Intimate in scale yet true to its ambitions, The Girl with the Green Eyes is a British melodrama about the awkward but honest romance between a naive country girl and a sophisticated older man. The acting of Rita Tashingham and Peter Finch is superb in this modest British film, directed by Desmond Davis, and based […]

No Love for Johnny (1961): Peter Finch Dominates as Troubled British Politician

Peter Finch won two awards –from BAFTA and Berlin Film Fest–for his performance No Love for Johnny, a black and white political melodrama, directed by Ralph Thomas and based on the book of the same title by Parliament member Wilfred Fienburgh.

Film Theory: Levi-Strauss–Binary Oppositions

Some theorists have borrowed concepts from the great structural anthropologists, Claude Levi-Strauss, specifically his notion of binary oppositions.

What Men Want: Interview with Director Adam Shenkman

Interview with Director Adam Shenkman Building Atmosphere Specifically I’m looking… this is a sequence towards the end of act… sort of… sort of the act two structure where she’s melting down basically and the purpose of the scene is as we’re leaving her too… as we’re leaving Taraji’s character to the all is lost moment […]