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Daily Archives: May 3, 2017

Some of the most memorable classics in film history were financial disappointments upon first release. Citizen Kane, Wizard of Oz, and several others can be counted on that list. But there’s also the other side of the cinematic coin, films that crushed the box office, thereby doing the same to any critical reviews. These are the worst films ever to… Read more »

03 May 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Hollywood studios weren’t interested in making Bond films. They were ‘too British’. It was Albert “Cubby” Broccoli who saw the value of Ian Fleming’s novels as potential feature films. Broccoli, a native of Queens, New York was living in London at the time, taking advantage of the subsidies offered to people willing to make films with British casts and crews…. Read more »

03 May 2017 | Features, Film Lists

What first springs to mind, when the words David Lean are uttered in a conversation? Boundless ambition, humungous, daring, epic cinema of the kind that inspired generations to come? Maybe. Or maybe a particular dislike for overlong, self-indulgent, dated expressionism that can no longer be classified as relevant, if it ever was in the first place. But assuming contradiction in… Read more »

03 May 2017 | Features, Film Lists