COURTESY PHOTO | ‘Mr. North’ with Angelica Huston, Anthony Edwards and Robert Mitchum, 1988.
Occasionally, movie making is a family affair. Think Kirk and Michael Douglas, the Coppolas, the Fondas, the Mankiewicz and Richardson-Redgrave clans, the Goldwyns. All Hollywood royalty. Then there are the Hustons — Walter, John, Anjelica, Tony and Danny. (more…)
Russell Crowe plays Captain Jack Aubrey in the 2003 film “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.”
The year is 1805. Thomas Jefferson is inaugurated for his second term. Lewis and Clark get their first views of the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 3,” the Eroica, premieres in Vienna. Napoleon defeats the Russians and the Austrians at Austerlitz and is crowned King of Italy.
In the South Atlantic, the captain of HMS Surprise, JackAubrey, is charged with preventing the French from controlling the waters off Brazil. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Warren Beatty starred in and directed “Bulworth” coming soon to the library.
For as long as there have been politicians, there have been shenanigans. And for as long as there have been political shenanigans, satirists have been drawn to them like kids to candy stores. Will Rogers famously observed, “The best thing about any group of candidates is that only one of them can win.” (more…)
Roger Livesey and Wendy Hiller in a scene from ‘I Know Where I’m Going.’
There are times in every woman’s life when being a bit headstrong can be an excellent, and perhaps the only, way forward.
Think Scarlett O’Hara, Cleopatra, Mrs. Miniver, Joan of Arc, Norma Rae, Thelma and Louise. Q: Where would those first ladies of film be if they’d played by the rules and listened to the men in their lives who thought they knew best? A: On the cutting room floor. (more…)
‘I Remember Mama’ will be shown at the library on February 2.
The Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky observed that the most difficult thing an artist can attempt is to make good people interesting. If that’s the case, then the next film to be shown at Movies at the Library is a truly outstanding achievement. (more…)