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  1. Gee, just when we were talking about him. I can...

    Gee, just when we were talking about him. I can see him now, eyes glowing, in the white kufya, riding across the desert. One of the great roles and great performances.
  2. There is a restored local movie theater near me...

    There is a restored local movie theater near me now. It failed once, lay fallow for several years, then was renewed again, and is not a success, maybe due to excellent food and bear and wine...
  3. Yes, and likewise the film experience is becoming...

    Yes, and likewise the film experience is becoming less and less collective and more private. No longer do people even go to a central gathering place to pick up rental movies to watch at home. ...
  4. What you say I'm sure is entirely true except...

    What you say I'm sure is entirely true except for the absolute statement that no 65/70mm. films were shot after 1970, because I think a few have been, in whole or in part. A Wikipedia page, "List...
  5. For artistic purposes the two should coexist. ...

    For artistic purposes the two should coexist. Film is like vinyl records. The sound is better but CDs reign for current consumers and digital has greater flexibility and a kind of durability...
  6. 7 March 2014 release date, I see. Berlin an...

    7 March 2014 release date, I see. Berlin an appropriate debut location for a film about a grand hotel in Europe between the two wars.
  7. Apropos of the 4K Sony series at the Pacific Film...

    Apropos of the 4K Sony series at the Pacific Film Archive currently here is also a lengthy blog entry that discusses the preciptitous digital takeover in Hollywood and once again describes the...
  8. Thanks. Me too.

    Thanks. Me too.
  9. Flattery will get you somewhere. I appreciate...

    Flattery will get you somewhere. I appreciate your exaggerations. And wish also that me and you and Rick could all hang out at the Copper Kettle after a double feature at the Tiffany. Them days is...
  10. I did see LAWRENCE OF ARABIA yesterday at Pacific...

    I did see LAWRENCE OF ARABIA yesterday at Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley (1 Dec. 2013). More of the original material was restored so it was around 221 minutes this time, with musical interludes...
  11. I see Bolt did win the Oscar for his writing on A...

    I see Bolt did win the Oscar for his writing on A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS and DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, however, and all in all he had a hell of a life. I should be able to go to this screening of LAWRENCE OF...
  12. P.s. Pacific Film Archive (in Berkeley, 15...

    P.s. Pacific Film Archive (in Berkeley, 15 minutes from me) sends this today"



    I ought to go..... It's time I saw it again. Your essays have made me want to, C.
  13. I know this stuff is interesting, but. . . I...

    I know this stuff is interesting, but. . .

    I really just chimed in to say your piece on the film and Lean was well done and well informed. And then as usual I couldn't help making some comments. ...
  14. You do love the juicy gossip bits (and who...

    You do love the juicy gossip bits (and who doesn't?) so you may like this about Alec Guinness' recently published (in excerpt) catty diaries: ...
  15. I'm reading your excellent LAWRENCE OF ARABIA...

    I'm reading your excellent LAWRENCE OF ARABIA essay. It was both a thrill and a disappointment to me when I saw it. I was in the Army studying Arabic at the DLI/WC in Monterey and we went to it...
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