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  • The King of Comedy

    The King of Comedy 1982

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 25 Sep, 2015

    There's a scene in Vincent Minelli's The Bad and the Beautiful where hot headed producer Kirk Douglas yells at the director of his film for not drawing out as much emotion as possible from the scene. The director reprimands him, telling him that directing is not about getting the most out of each scene, but knowing when letting a scene alone will strengthen everything else. Scorsese, I'm sure, took that to heart. The King of Comedy is a film which…

  • Imitation of Life

    Imitation of Life 1959

    ★★★★★ Watched 09 Apr, 2015

    Douglas Sirk is a master of the American Cinema. Years ahead of his time. Russel Metty does an amazing job with the camera work on this film and the colors look amazing. There are also some very nice shadow effects going on. The way he shoots through mirrors underscores the irony and falsity of the life they are living. Something Fassbinder stole throughout his career. The way Sirk confronts race is thought provoking and also very sad.