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.

Bad Seed, The: Interview with Director and Star Rob Lowe

I was sent the script as an actor. And I felt like I really liked the script, but I had a very specific vision of the tone and how I wanted it to go. And I felt like at the end of the day it would just be easier if I directed it myself instead of hoping that someone had that kind of vision.

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 […]