Francois Truffaut came into my world in the most brilliant way with not a hint of warning. I had started the second year of my undergrad a week late and barely had enough time to pick up a syllabus before I found myself in a screening room for Jules and Jim. The film left absolutely no impression on me after my initial viewing, or so I thought. As the months passed, however, I found myself reminiscing upon the story that…
****Warning, this is less a review of Mulholland Dr. and more a thank you letter to David Lynch for changing my life*****
No piece of art has ever had as profound an impact on my life than Mulholland Dr. I say, in a very literal way, that Mulholland Dr. changed my life.I had never looked at cinema as an art form before, I actually had hardly looked at cinema before. I grew up in a single parent home with a…
When the conversation of films that produce the greatest sense of tension and anxiety, I have never seen A LETTER TO THREE WIVES mentioned though it absolutely should be. The film begins with Addie Rose, never shown in the film and only known to audiences through the sultry VoiceOver of Celeste Holm, speaking about her "friends" in the neighborhood and the letter she has written to three of them to share the information that she has left town with one…
Forever the playboy, best-selling author Kirk Douglas (Owen Waterbury) runs through beautiful secretaries as quickly as he can bed them before moving on to the next one. That comes to a halt, of course, when he employs his latest secretary Stephanie Gaylord (Laraine Day) who, a budding author herself, is more interested in gaining some experience and understanding of the inner literary world than any notches on her bedpost. A Screwball comedy ensues that should be talked about more with witty visual gags, excellent dialogue, and terrific on-screen chemistry of the two leads.