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by brandonlinden
February 17th, 2009, 11:57 am
Forum: Classic Cinema College
Topic: Class on Kenji Mizoguchi starts this Thursday in Chicago
Replies: 0
Views: 9160

Class on Kenji Mizoguchi starts this Thursday in Chicago

I am starting a class on the amazing films of Kenji Mizoguchi this Thursday, February 19th, at Facets Multimedia in Chicago. If you happen to be in or around the lovely and wintery city over the next six weeks I would love to have people come on by. Consider this an invitation to try out one of the ...
by brandonlinden
April 2nd, 2008, 4:27 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Something Wild - April 9
Replies: 13
Views: 3671

Thank you for the shout out ChiO! What fascinates me about the film is the way it forms a sort of phantom biography of the director who's experiences as a child who survived Aushwitz, and who's parents did not. As a film it says fascinating things how the powerless sometimes ingratiate themselves in...
by brandonlinden
March 27th, 2008, 4:19 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Produced by Albert Zugsmith
Replies: 4
Views: 1201

And in full widescreen, nonetheless! I have been wanting to see this film since reading about it in the old "Psychotronic Film Guide" and cannot wait to unspool it hot off the tivo tomm. morn.
by brandonlinden
March 21st, 2008, 7:21 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Stars in My Crown, Easter Morning
Replies: 36
Views: 7644

Stars in My Crown, Easter Morning

When is a western not a western? Joel McCrea stars in this crown, a post civil war story about a pastor (from the Confederate side) who ventures out west to start a congregation and a family. So yes, it is set in the west but it is closer in spirit to the gentle Americana John Ford handled in his Wi...
by brandonlinden
March 14th, 2008, 2:19 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Coming Up on TCM
Replies: 803
Views: 137587

Just a reminder that the John Ford/Jack Cardiff helmed Young Cassidywill be playing this Monday. This is a film based on the life of Sean O'Casey and one that has alluded me for quite some time and am looking forward to seeing.
by brandonlinden
March 14th, 2008, 2:14 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: SSO Member's World Premiere
Replies: 13
Views: 4930

I just want to reiteritate my thank you for the fine show of support for a newbie member who possibly just had the most surreal week of his life. Now it's back to Chicago and Tivo sponsored catch up. What's this I see on my "Now Playing" list? Underworld USA and Rat Pfink A Boo Boo (in Letterbox no ...
by brandonlinden
March 8th, 2008, 10:06 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: SSO Member's World Premiere
Replies: 13
Views: 4930

Unexpected ChiO! Thanks to everybody for the words of encouragement as I spend the next few hours doing a lot of sweating.
And than you Mr. ChiO!
by brandonlinden
March 2nd, 2008, 4:26 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: Richard Fleischer
Replies: 10
Views: 3025

Only of the reasons I think Fleischer is interesting is in the details he lets play out. I am thinking in New Centurions right before George C. Scott exits the picture, so to speak, we see a POV shot form his room at the contemporary sprawl of LA and it tells you everything you need to know about wh...
by brandonlinden
February 17th, 2008, 7:21 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The Line Up
Replies: 6
Views: 1797

It's funny to think of this as a spinoff of a tv series as that usually implies a cheap ripoff, here Siegel expands on the characters and plotting by concentrating just as much on the crooks, especially the great Eli Wallach, and a ending, on a half constructed freeway that is fantastic. What always...
by brandonlinden
February 13th, 2008, 8:06 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members!
Topic: Hello, Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 17944

Thank you all for the kind words. ChiO is all too right about erudition....
Europa 51 is a movie I am obsessed with, like all the Rossellini/Bergman films). Any friend of Rossellini is a friend of mine!
by brandonlinden
February 13th, 2008, 3:49 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members!
Topic: Hello, Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 17944

Hello, Hello

I just wanted tosay Hi, having joined last night after having heard about the board form ChiO. Just to let you know, I have been teaching film history and appreciation classes at Facets Multimedia in Chicago for 10 years. Some of the classes have included: "The late films of Billy Wilder" "Written b...