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07.11.2014 | 102 days ago | Posted at 04:21 PM

Classic Music Film out on Blu-ray

By David Luhrssen
  Paris Blues is one of the greatest Hollywood jazz movies—and one of the best films ever about the American expatriate experience in Paris (back before the city became a museum of memories for tourists). The 1961 gem (out on Blu-ray) stars Paul Newman and Sidney Poitier as bandmates with a steady gig in a jazz cellar whose multi-racial crowd is rapt as the musicians execute t...
01.27.2014 | | Posted at 09:00 AM

Sixties Classic on Blu-ray

By David Luhrssen
  Often overlooked in film history, Norman Jewison was a director who emerged after the old Hollywood studio system that nurtured Alfred Hitchcock and John Ford but before the generation that numbered Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola. Jewison had his peaks and valleys, but in the late 1960s traveled a high plateau with the Cold War comedy The Russians are Coming (19...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
It is said that real life mirrors art. John Guare's play Six Degrees of Separation, which opened last weekend at Sunset Playhouse, uses both as a starting point. Six Degrees is based upon a real account that began in 1983 with a smooth-talking...

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