Tag Archives: Greta Garbo

The Blue Angel

Few film songs come anywhere near the layered meanings of Falling in Love Again, sung by Marlene Dietrich in Josef von Sternberg’s The Blue Angel.

Pandora’s Box

There has never been a more iconic and influential hairstyle in all of cinema than ‘the black helmet’ sported by Louise Brooks in Pandora’s Box.

La Ronde

Released in 1950, Max Ophuls’ adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler’s scandalous play is a landmark exhibition of theme and style operating in perfect harmony.

Great Shots – Part One

What makes for a great shot? Beauty? The lens? Lighting? Combine them and you have something that amounts to more than just an image.

Trainwreck

Is it possible to put a new twist on a formula as old as the rom-com? Getting Amy Schumer to write the script and Judd Apatow to direct certainly gives you a head start.

Casablanca

“Here’s looking at you, kid.” Casablanca has more quotable lines than any other movie, but it’s the visual design that gives the film its thematic resonance.

Silent Cinema

Synchronized sound arrived in 1927. But the theaters were far from silent before that and perhaps something was lost with the coming of the new technology.

The Third Man

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1949 Cannes Film Festival, Carol Reed’s classic is more than just a first rate political thriller. It is also a tragic love story.


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