News/Blog: Monthly Archives: December 2018

'Pause It: The Pawnbroker'

PAUSE IT: What do you see? Behind a wrought iron cage a man, Rod Steiger (the eponymous pawnbroker), talks on a phone in director Sidney Lumet’s The Pawnbroker (1964). There is a coldness and remove to his presentation as the intersecting metal bars have been erected seemingly to fulfill a dual purpose — to both … Continue reading Pause It: The Pawnbroker

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December 17, 2018

'Pause It: Fedora'

PAUSE IT: What do you see? Screen idol, Fedora (Marthe Keller), has gone under the knife to preserve her star-making visage in director Billy Wilder’s Fedora (1978). A dark, and at times satiric thriller characterizing Hollywood’s ongoing obsession with youth and beauty, one could always count on Wilder’s caustic observations to cut more than skin … Continue reading Pause It: Fedora

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December 10, 2018

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