Oscar Directors: Renoir, Jean–Background, Career, Awards, Filmography (Strangers in Paradise; Foreigners in Hollywood)

September 25, 2020 Jean Renoir Career Summation Occupational Inheritance: Yes; father painter Nationality: French Social Class: Race/Ethnicity: Family: Formal Education: Training: First Film: Breakthrough: First Oscar Nomination: Gap between First Film and First Nom: Other Oscars: Other Oscar Nominations: Oscar Awards: Nominations Span: Genre (specialties): Popular Masterpieces/Great Films Collaborators: Last Film: Contract: Career Length: Career […]

Disneyland: Black Panther Mural With Chadwick Boseman Unveiled

Black Panther’ Mural With Chadwick Boseman Unveiled at Disneyland Disneyland Resort/Christian Thom Wakanda forever. Disney unveiled a Chadwick Boseman mural in its Downtown Disney shopping district. The artwork from Nikkolas Smith shows the late Marvel star giving the Wakanda salute to a young fan wearing Black Panther mask. Smith shared photos of his work on Thursday […]

Malcolm and Marie: Netflix Acquisition out of Toronto Film Fest

Netflix had no film titles at the Toronto Film Festival this year but set the tone at the virtual sales market by buying Malcolm & Marie for $30 million, paying $20 million for Halle Berry’s directorial debut, Bruised, and an undisclosed sum for Pieces of a Woman, which stars Shia LaBeouf and The Crown star Vanessa Kirby, after its Venice Fest debut.

Gloria Steinem: Trailblazer for the Ages

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was amazing, kind of a miracle, because she was a movement before there was a movement.  She was always at least a decade in advance of everybody else at Harvard Law School, then at Columbia, then ACLU where she was inventing the Women’s Rights Project.  She was always, always, in advance every step of the way.  That’s a miracle–Gloria Steinem

Individualism and Commitment in American Cinema: John (Duke) Wayne Model

Why John Wayne is the most durable, popular and significant movie star in Hollywood’s history. In the typical John Wayne war films, there is no major transformation of his screen character. The narrative begins with his already established ideological commitment to the cause.