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Best of Eye Prefer Paris: Parisian of the Month: John Baxter

I am taking a blogging break this week. I am reposting some of your favorite Parisian’s of the Month. See you next week with all new content.   Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born in Sydney, Australia, but mostly grew up in a country town called Junee. Think Modesto, California, and you'll have some idea. When George Lucas, who was born in Modesto, had his STAR WARS hero Luke Skywalker say of his home planet "If there is a bright center to the universe, this is ...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, France, Africa, Ray Bradbury, Los Angeles, Rome, Paris, Shanghai, Robert De Niro, Stanley Kubrick, Modesto, William Gibson, Tehran, Michael Frayn, George Lucas


Why Tell The Gwen Verdon/Bob Fosse Story Now?

There is something undeniably glamorous about their story—the prince and princess of American dance—and something undeniably magical in the work they crafted together. In 2019, this story should be an act of reclamation, at least for Verdon; of her agency, of her contributions, of her pain. But instead of focusing on her interiority, on developing her feelings of betrayal and resentment as more than Douglas Sirk-esque melodrama, it often shows her dancing around and on top of her emotions. – T...
Tags: Art, People, Verdon, Douglas Sirk, 04.08.19, Gwen Verdon Bob Fosse




The First Word Podcast - The 2018 Academy Awards, feat. Sasha Stone

"They believed that a fairy tale about an amphibian God and mute woman done in the style of Douglas Sirk, and a musical, and a thriller, was a sure bet." After the Academy Awards show this past weekend, we recap the winners and nominees and discuss everything about the big awards show. Download our latest episode of The First Word podcast, featuring special guest Sasha Stone from the website Awards Daily. Friends Alex Billington (@firstshowing) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) team up to bri...
Tags: Movies, Podcasts, Awards, Academy Awards, Douglas Sirk, Sasha Stone, Alex Billington, The First Word, Mike Eisenberg


John Gavin, Actor in ‘Psycho’ and ‘Spartacus,’ Dies at 86

John Gavin, who reached the pinnacle of his acting career with roles in Douglas Sirk’s “Imitation of Life,” Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” and the epic “Spartacus,” later serving as president of the Screen Actors Guild in the early ’70s and as U.S. ambassador to Mexico under Ronald Reagan, died Friday morning in Beverly Hills, Calif. He […]
Tags: News, Mexico, Ronald Reagan, Obituaries, People News, Alfred Hitchcock, Screen Actors Guild, Spartacus, Psycho, BEVERLY HILLS Calif, Douglas Sirk, John Gavin, John Gavin Actor


Parisian of the Month: John Baxter

I am happy to have John Baxter as my Parisian of the Month. Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born in Sydney, Australia, but mostly grew up in a country town called Junee. Think Modesto, California, and you'll have some idea. When George Lucas, who was born in Modesto, had his STAR WARS hero Luke Skywalker say of his home planet "If there is a bright center to the universe, this is the place furthest from it," he caught both places exactly. When and why did yo...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, France, Africa, Ray Bradbury, Los Angeles, Rome, Paris, Shanghai, Robert De Niro, Stanley Kubrick, Eiffel Tower, Modesto, William Gibson, John, Tehran


Dorothy Malone, Oscar-Winning Actress in ‘Written on the Wind,’ ‘Peyton Place,’ Dies at 92

Dorothy Malone, star of the big and small screen with “Written on the Wind,” “Basic Instinct” and “Peyton Place,” died on Friday morning in Dallas of natural causes. She was 92. Working in the Golden Age of Hollywood, the striking blonde actress won an Oscar for best supporting actress for her performance in Douglas Sirk’s […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Obituaries, People News, Dallas, Peyton Place, Douglas Sirk, Dorothy Malone, Dorothy Malone Oscar


Dorothy Malone, Oscar-Winning Actress in ‘Written on the Wind’ and ‘Peyton Place’ Star, Dies at 92

Dorothy Malone, star of the big and small screen with “Written on the Wind,” “Basic Instinct” and “Peyton Place,” died on Friday morning in Dallas of natural causes. She was 92. Working in the Golden Age of Hollywood, the striking blonde actress won an Oscar for best supporting actress for her performance in Douglas Sirk’s […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Obituaries, People News, Dallas, Peyton Place, Douglas Sirk, Dorothy Malone, Dorothy Malone Oscar


The New ‘Heat’ Blu-ray is a Reminder That Michael Mann’s 1995 Thriller is a Masterpiece

Released in 1995, Michael Mann’s Heat has spent the past 22 years embedding itself into pop culture consciousness. It’s hard to think of a crime movie (or even a crime video game) made in the past two decades that doesn’t owe it some kind of debt. This is Mann at his biggest and glossiest, his coolest and his grimmest, his most realistic and his most fantastical. It’s the three-hour action epic of our dreams. With the new “Director’s Definitive Edition” Blu-ray on sale this week, Jacob Hall and...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Drama, Features, Thriller, Heat, Jack, Casablanca, 20th Century Fox, Al Pacino, Warner Brothers, Michael Mann, Justine, Neil, Jacob, Mann


Revisiting Douglas Sirk’s A Time to Love and a Time to Die

The Russian Front, 1944. A group of German soldiers happen upon a corpse encased in snow, apparent only by a frostbitten hand reaching towards them from the ground. “Looks like spring is coming,” one of the soldiers remarks. “That’s the one sure way to tell. The sun digs them up.” When the soldiers brush away the snow to find a man wearing a German uniform, they uncover the body and realize he is an officer from their regiment. “He looks like he’s crying,” one of the soldiers observes. Another r...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Featured, Germany, Time, America, United States, Hitler, National Endowment, Jean Luc Godard, Godard, Wikimedia Commons, Sirk, Timothy Snyder, OBO, Erich Maria Remarque


Is Showgirls a Horror Movie?

Is Paul Verhoeven’s notorious Vegas stripper melodrama Showgirls really a horror movie in disguise? Decades after 1967’s Valley of the Dolls and decades prior to 2016’s The Neon Demon, Dutch director Paul Verhoeven‘s Showgirls, the over-the-top tale of ill-gotten fame, busted dreams and the skeezy, grimy underbelly of Las Vegas, dragged its garish arse across screens across the world. That the heavily-hyped project (a reunion between Verhoeven and his Basic Instinct writer Joe Eszterhas) fel...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Molly, Horror, Sex, Las Vegas, Kyle Maclachlan, Paul Verhoeven, Elvis, Vegas, Bell, Zack, Joe Eszterhas, Eszterhas, Elizabeth Berkley, Gershon


Riverdale Season 1 Episode 7 Recap: "In A Lonely Place"

“In a Lonely Place” trades the bonkers nature of last week’s Josie themed episode for outright tragedy. I figured this episode would lean more on painful revelations rather than clever twists and visceral thrills the moment I saw the title. Riverdale once again demonstrates a love of classic film that I find charming. The title comes from a personal favorite of mine, the 1950 noir starring Humphrey Bogart and my classic Hollywood bag girl, Gloria Grahame. Riverdale isn’t nearly as emotionally c...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Jason, Humphrey Bogart, Alice, Hermione, Keller, Penelope, Cheryl, Kevin, Fred, Grahame, Coopers, Hal, Veronica, Josie


Popdose Alt-Christmas Film Festival: You’d Better Watch Out (For the Best of the Santa Slashers)

“The best seasonal film of all time. I wish I had kids. I’d make them watch it every year and if they didn’t like it, they’d be punished.” –John Waters It’s Yuletide, which means multiple airings of feel-good fare like March of the Wooden Soldiers, Christmas in Connecticut, It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, Elf, and so on. Some of the cable stations spike the eggnog with “anti-Claus” movies, movies that use the holiday as a punchline, like Bad Santa, The Ice Harvest, Gremlins, Die Hard, ...
Tags: Music, Film, Home Improvement, Green, Chicago, Connecticut, Harry, Jesus, Venice, Jackson, Santa, Jackie, Jean Cocteau, Lauren Bacall, Joan Collins, Times Square


The Love Witch Opens in LA Next Week

The Love Witch is opening in Los Angeles at the Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles, from Nov. 11 to Nov. 16 Visionary director, writer, musician, costume designer and possibly greatest artist alive Anna Biller’s remarkable, shot-on-35mm film, day-glo metaphorical horror/drama/romance/satire/fever-dream The Love Witch has been garnering plenty of buzz and glowing reviews over the past few months (read our slobbering review here) and now finally, future fans in the LA area will have the chance to se...
Tags: Movies, Horror, La, Los Angeles, Santa Monica Blvd, Douglas Sirk


Spinning Discs: Scream and Shout

What am I going as this Halloween? My usual, year-round costume: Horror, sci-fi, and fantasy movie buff. And I’m dressing up in some of the finest labels. Like… Scream Factory. Is physical media dead? With Scream Factory, it’s undead, as this essential source for all disc needs fantastic exhumes classic thrillers like Brian De Palma’s great Carrie, forty years young, and the camp-free (if amusing) chiller that took Chucky out of the box, Child’s Play (1988). These have made the rounds on Blu-ray...
Tags: Hong Kong, Music, Christopher Nolan, Usa, Hollywood, London, Featured, Movies, Lionsgate, Film, China, Blake Lively, West, Paris, Moon, Shanghai


Second Trailer for Tom Ford's 'Nocturnal Animals' Lead by Amy Adams

"When you love someone, you have to be careful with it." Focus Features has debuted a full-length trailer for Tom Ford's festival hit Nocturnal Animals, arriving in theaters next month (watch the teaser trailer here). Amy Adams stars, along with Jake Gyllenhaal, in this twisted thriller about an art gallery owner haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale. The cast includes Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fi...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Michael Sheen, David Lynch, Alfred Hitchcock, Tom Ford, Focus Features, To Watch, Douglas Sirk


The Kindness of Scoundrels: Douglas Sirk in the '40s (Review)

A Scandal in Paris and Lured mix Hollywood with European sensibility. [Author: Michael Barrett]
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Paris, Michael Barrett, Douglas Sirk


Must Watch: Teaser Trailer for Tom Ford's Thriller 'Nocturnal Animals'

"It's a question of how serious you are about seeing justice done." Focus Features has debuted the first teaser trailer for Tom Ford's new film Nocturnal Animals, which has been earning rave reviews at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. Amy Adams stars, along with Jake Gyllenhaal, in this twisted thriller about an art gallery owner haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale. The cast includes Michael Shannon, Aaron ...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Venice, Amy Adams, Michael Sheen, David Lynch, Alfred Hitchcock, Tom Ford, Indies, Focus Features, To Watch, Douglas Sirk


‘Nocturnal Animals’ Posters, Photos and Early Buzz: ‘A Single Man’ Director’s Romantic Crime Thriller

Fashion extraordinaire Tom Ford‘s second feature film is finally coming out. Ford made his directorial debut six years ago with A Single Man, a beautiful and often painful film about love and loss, and now he’s back with a very different type of movie. His latest, Nocturnal Animals, sounds like a real trip, almost like two films in one that, according to critics, calls to mind the works of Douglas Sirk, Alfred Hitchcock, and Sam Peckinpah. Those are some lofty comparisons. Based on the early re...
Tags: Images, Hollywood, Texas, Movies, Drama, Ford, Adaptation, James Bond, Manhattan, Time Magazine, David Lynch, Alfred Hitchcock, Tom Ford, Michael Shannon, Adams, Laura Linney


Hugh O'Brian, Star Of TV's 'The Life And Legend Of Wyatt Earp,' Dead At 91

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Tags: News, Nbc, Abc, Africa, Los Angeles, Marine Corps, Beverly Hills, Cbs, Brian, John Wayne, Golden Globes, Huffington Post, Agatha Christie, Hudson, Ucla, Saskatchewan


Book Notes - Joe Milazzo "Crepuscule W/Nellie"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Joe Milazzo's novel Crepuscule W/Nellie is an inventive, challenging, and rewarding book centering on the life of jazz legend Thelonious Monk. Steve Erickson wrote of the boo...
Tags: Google, Europe, Music, New York, Hollywood, David, Paris, John Coltrane, Art Blakey, John, Gillespie, Taylor, Griffin, Harlem, Thompson, Bethlehem


Cindy Sherman's "Imitation of Life" at The Broad Museum, Los Angeles

Ever the iconoclast, photographer Cindy Sherman has been upending perceptions about beauty, media, and societal stereotypes for 40 years. Decades before the word selfie entered the vernacular, Sherman was creating literally thousands of self-portraits, but with her own unique intention. Though she's her favorite subject, it's not out of self glorification. She is, quite simply, her own best model: she knows exactly what she's trying to convey, she likes to work alone, and she has no fears of def...
Tags: News, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sherman, Huffington Post, Broad, Cindy Sherman, Whitney Museum, Cindy, Tom Wolfe, Gloria Swanson, Greta Garbo, Eli, Metro Pictures


Jamie Adams at Jonathan Levine Gallery

Niagara Golden Locket, 2014, oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches Jamie Adams, whose paintings are included in the Jonathan LeVine Gallery's Winter Invitational, is a master of narrative uncertainty. His melodramatic Niagara series forms a kind of Mannerist melodrama that unfolds in front of a natural spectacle that is also a cinematic cliché. Stirring, dreamlike and seductive, Adam's post-adolescent characters appeals to two conflicting elements of human nature: our voyeurism and our sense of awe. ...
Tags: Japan, Herb, Philadelphia, Huffington Post, Pompeii, Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, Niagara Falls, Guy, New York Ny, CMU, Adam, John Seed, Hathaway, Florence Italy, Michelangelo