Satyajit Ray: Centenary of the Pioneering, Influential Indian Filmmaker

Satyajit Ray: Centenary of the Pioneering, Influential Indian Filmmaker. TCM Marathon Celebration.

Vadim, Roger: Director of Lavish (and Kitsch) Erotic Tales (“And God Created Woman,” Starring Brigitte Bardot)

Vadim’s best-known works are lavishly erotic films, such as And God Created Woman (1956), Barbarella (1968), and Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971).

Oscar Actors: Dukakis, Olympia–Best Supporting Actress, Moonstruck, Dies at 89

Olympia Dukakis, Best Supporting Actress Oscar Winner for ‘Moonstruck,’ Dies at 89

Hitchcock: Themes–Search of Missing Person

Hitchcock’s Themes and Motifs: The search is manifest in the suspenseful pursuit of a missing person, at the end of which there’s a disclosure of hidden personality.

Movie Stars: Approach–Dyer Classification of Types

The perspective of auteurism led to studies of actors-stars as auteurs, performers who had an unusual control over their careers and screen images–Fred Astaire, James Cagey, Bogart, Garbo, John Wayne.