In this fictionalized tale of Marilyn Monroe the actress is depicted as the victim of a series of misogynistic men & idol-worshiping public.
An over the top tale of the rise & fall of stars during the debauched era when Hollywood was transitioning from silent to sound films.
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (2016)
Raoul Peck uses an unpublished James Baldwin work as his guide & script, enriched by archival clips & interviews, to expose racism in the US.
Made in dazzling style, this film exposes the toxic relationship between singer Elvis Presley and the influence of Black music upon him and his friendship with B.B. King.
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022)
In this self-parody Nicolas Cage plays faded actor Nick Cage is paid $1 million to attend a fan’s birthday party, the 2 become buds & they face gangsters in wild chases.
Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It (2021)
How Rita Moreno overcame sexual abuse & stereotyped casting & became a role model for other Latina women in Stage & Screen,
The story behind the writing of Orson Welles’ CITIZEN KANE centers more on co-writer Herman Mankiewicz & his struggles with the studio, Hearst & Welles.
While directing Casablanca Michael Curtiz has to deal with an interfering government official, his estranged daughter, & how to end the film.
How “Spirit of America” Came to Be
I have posted on FaceBook the video “Spirit of America” for which this provides background information. The attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon on the morning of September 11, 2001 left the nation in shock and mourning. A total of almost 3000 people died in the Twin Towers in New York, at the …
Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles (2019)
This is a terrific documentary about the making of Fiddler on the Roof from its origins in Yiddish theater to Broadway and Hollywood. Click the title to read my review.