Unappreciated Music

I am passionate about music like a lot of people are. Ever wonder why we develop certain preferences, gravitate toward certain artists? On the other hand, everyone has a list of popular artists that they just don’t dig for some reason. “How can you not love so and so?” The startled looker exclaims! Well, it’s … More Unappreciated Music

Seventh Sojourn

Seventh Sojourn was the Moody Blues’ seventh album by the “classic lineup.” It was the first of their albums I dived deeply into, even though I was familiar with some of their work, and enjoyed the two-album compilation, This Is The Moody Blues.  The group had many hit singles but they were very much an … More Seventh Sojourn

Chinatown

“Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.” “Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores all get respectable if they last long enough.” “You’re a nosy fella, kitty cat, huh? You know what happens to nosy fellas? Huh? No? Wanna guess? Huh? No? Okay. They lose their noses.” The 1974 film as nominated for 11 Academy Awards, winning just for … More Chinatown

Bullitt, The French Connection, The Seven-Ups

These three films have several things in common, including being produced by Philip D’Antoni, and having great car chases.  D’Antoni used many of the same crew on the three films including stunt driver/actor Bill Hickman, who was crucial to the films’ action sequences. Hickman had a long history as a stuntman in action films but … More Bullitt, The French Connection, The Seven-Ups

Borg vs McEnroe

Sports films are difficult to do successfully because it is such a common film genre, and there have been many excellent films about “the big game” or the famous sports hero. Tennis as a sport, does not translate well to the big screen, which may be the reason there are so few films about the … More Borg vs McEnroe