The Power of Love, Part 1: All That Heaven Allows (1955)

I'll protect you from the hooded clawKeep the vampires from your doorThe Power of Love by Frankie Goes to Hollywood A love story is often regarded as having high-scoring box office potential - there are limited special effects or action sequences required, therefore rendering the budget relatively low (though this can be dependent on the … Continue reading The Power of Love, Part 1: All That Heaven Allows (1955)

The One Review: The Eyes of Tammy Faye

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021, TSG Entertainment/Freckle Films/MWM Studios/Semi-Formal Productions) Featuring Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones and Vincent D'Onofrio. Screenplay by Abe Sylvia. Directed by Michael Showalter. I am 9 years old, sitting alone in front of our TV at home watching The PTL Club. Jim and Tammy Bakker are in polyester and … Continue reading The One Review: The Eyes of Tammy Faye

The One Review: David Byrne’s American Utopia (2020 Spike Lee)

David Byrne’s American Utopia (HBO Pictures)Choreography by Annie B Parson. Written by David Byrne. Directed by Spike Lee. And we're not little children. And we know what we want. And the future is certain. Give us time to work it out. David Byrne has always struck me as a wacky guy but with an extraordinary … Continue reading The One Review: David Byrne’s American Utopia (2020 Spike Lee)

Cinematography of the World – Part 3: Terrence Malick’s Vision of an American Heaven

The cinematic form took on a new and exciting shape for Hollywood in the 1970s. This blog has made reference to it many times. Like the French New Wave, New American film-making borrowed from other times and places too. Home-grown directors took the reins, but sometimes their selected crew were internationally renowned and experienced. Together, … Continue reading Cinematography of the World – Part 3: Terrence Malick’s Vision of an American Heaven