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Snapshot: Lewis Milestone’s 1939 film of Of Mice and Men

The 1939 film version of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, starring Burgess Merideth and Lon Chaney Jr., directed by Lewis Milestone, and scored by Aaron Copland: (This is the latest in a series of arts- and history-related videos that appear in this space each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, John Steinbeck, Aaron Copland, Lon Chaney Jr, Lewis Milestone, Burgess Merideth

CS Soapbox: Is 1917 the Greatest World War I Movie Ever Made?

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Soapbox: Is 1917 the Greatest World War I Movie Ever Made? When Sam Mendes was a child his grandfather told him a story about a signaler in the First World War. In 1917, hundreds of British soldiers attempted to retake a village in Belgium from the Germans. They lost a third of their men—those who weren’t killed or wounded were MIA. The missing men were stuck in the middle of “No Man’s Land,” unable to communicate with those in the safe zone. That aforementioned signal...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Belgium, Stanley Kubrick, Sam Mendes, Kubrick, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Dunkirk, Cairo, Lawrence, Golden Globe, Blake, Schofield, Mendes, MacKenzie

1917 Is a Movie About the Horrors of War, Told With a Devotion to Beauty and Life

A good movie can be built from any number of components: a great story, distinctive visuals, a haunting score. But sometimes a face can take you 90 percent of the way. And although Sam Mendes’ extraordinary World War I drama 1917 is notable for the technical feat of its cinematography—Mendes and director of photography Roger Deakins have constructed it to be perceived as one unbroken shot—the true key to its effectiveness is the face of one of its central actors, George MacKay. MacKay plays...
Tags: Movies, News, Uncategorized, World War I, Sam Mendes, Colin Firth, Great Britain, Chapman, Blake, Schofield, Mackay, Andrew Scott, Mendes, Roger Deakins, George Mackay, Deakins

Of Grifters, Wombats, and the Dizzy World of 'The Young in Heart'

The Young in Heart (1938) is a terrific example of the kind of movie Hollywood could do so well when it tried: a sophisticated comedy about people pretending not to be sentimental. With an amazing cast and crew, this sleek machine fires on all cylinders, not unlike its left-field creation of the Flying Wombat. As the film opens, things are looking good for the Carleton family on the Riviera. Handsome son Richard (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) is engaged to the unprepossessing d...
Tags: Video, Music, Comedy, Hollywood, London, Drama, India, Scheme, Canada, Oscar, Mars, Yankees, Richard, Alfred Hitchcock, Imdb, Tcm

Soundtrack Review: The Red Pony

The Red Pony Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score The Red Pony by Aaron Copland. Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 89 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 15.6 Album Excellence: 52.1% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? The Red Pony us a 1949 American western drama film directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Myrna Loy, Robert Mitchum & Louis Calhern. It is based on the 1939 novella of the same name by John Steinbeck. In the S...
Tags: Music, California, Western, Naxos, 40s, Film Scores, Intrada Records, Varese Sarabande, Rosie, Tom, John Steinbeck, Aaron Copland, 1949, Salinas Valley, Robert Mitchum, Heiress