Queued in Fridays: Real Life

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“Only six of these cameras were ever made. Only five of them ever worked. We have four of those.”

You may know Albert Brooks as a post-modern, 1970s stand-up comedian or you’re maybe familiar with his work directing shorts during the very early days of Saturday Night Live. It could be his Oscar nominated role in Broadcast¬† News that caught your attention or possibly his occasional voice work for The Simpsons. Me? It’s his part as Nemo’s nervous and safety conscious father Marlin in Pixar’s Finding Nemo and Finding Dory that introduced me to Mr. Brooks. Also, praised for his directorial work, I decided to try out his freshman outing as a feature film director, Real Life. Continue reading

Queued in Fridays: The Panic in Needle Park

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Today’s film couldn’t be more different than last week’s. Young Mr. Lincoln was a classic illustration of the Golden Age of Hollywood studio system. The Panic in Needle Park is a shiny example of what emerged with the fall of old Hollywood in the 1960s and the rise of New Hollywood with movies like Bonnie and Clyde and Easy Rider. Continue reading