The Top 10 David Lean Films

Sometimes with great directors, the clue is in the name.  Richard Linklater, for example, is almost too perfectly named.  In his great, sprawling films, such as the Before… trilogy or Boyhood, links or connections between scenes or characters are often made not instantly but much later, as is often the...
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Ten Steps to Selling Your Spec Script

I know, I know, I know. I’ve heard it all before. “Selling a script is impossible. It just doesn’t happen. I don’t know anyone in the film business so I have no chance at all. It just isn’t fair. I’m just not a lucky person.”  Well, selling a screenplay does...
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The Top 10 Bogey (Humphrey Bogart) Films

For all their vast difference in appearances, Bogey is the male Marilyn – the greatest, most iconic and most enduring movie star of his sex. However, whereas Marilyn made arguably only one absolute, unquestionable classic, Some Like It Hot, Bogey made at least half a dozen, maybe more, and in...
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The Top 10 Films About Music and Musicians

If anything, Shakespeare underestimated the power of music. He thought it was “the food of love," when in fact it is the food of life; not so much an art-form as a life-form that helps to sustain all other aspects of human existence. And that includes cinema. It is almost...
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