Monthly Archives: February 2011

Some Oscar thoughts.

Not to add to the million pieces you can read online today about the (maybe, sorta) worst Oscars ever, but here’s a couple quick thoughts. My favorite films nominated last night didn’t win, but here’s one more plug for them. … Continue reading

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Notes on ROAD TO MOROCCO and SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS

Hollywood always loved the road film, even if they were shot entirely on a back lot. Exotic locales, a revolving cast of characters, episodic plots, the road film was a perfect platform for studios to display the range of their … Continue reading

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Notes on HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER and ROOSTER COGBURN

The early 70s marked a turning point for the American western. Arguably the prototypical American film genre, the western had existed since at least Edwin S Porter’s THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY in 1903, an early landmark of the silent cinema. … Continue reading

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Welcome to our new film blog!

Hello everyone, and welcome to the new film blog for the Paramount Theatre. My name is Jesse Trussell, and I program all the classic and foreign film that we show at the Paramount. In this blog I’m going to cover … Continue reading

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