LIFE WITHOUT OSCAR: 1967 and 1968

Posted by · 11:25 pm · August 18th, 2010

Catch up with the idea behind this series here. The civil rights struggle raged through America in the late 60’s and the issue found its way to Oscar’s front door in 1967 with “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.” Neither has the lasting impact of fellow nominees “Bonnie and Clyde” but we can’t expect the Academy […]

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PAGE TO SCREEN: “London Boulevard” by Ken Bruen

Posted by · 7:39 pm · July 13th, 2010

When Oscar-winning screenwriter William Monahan (“The Departed”) brings Irish crime writer Ken Bruen’s 2001 novel “London Boulevard” to screen in his directorial debut, he won’t be adapting the text so much as returning it to its natural source. A short, sharp, deliciously black-hearted thriller that reads not unlike a readymade screenplay in its brisk, dialogue-dominated […]

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