100 American Films to Save: Confrontations (1939-1946)

You can find the introduction and index for this series here. Film Director Year Type Nancy Drew…Trouble Shooter William Clemens 1939 Narrative feature Life Begins for Andy Hardy George B. Seitz 1941 Narrative feature The Devil and Daniel Webster William Dieterle 1941 Narrative feature In This Our Life John Huston 1942 Narrative feature The Leopard Man… Read More 100 American Films to Save: Confrontations (1939-1946)

“We Can Begin to Live Again” – Portraits of Adjustment in Post-World War II American Cinema

Main Street on the March!, a short movie by Edward Cahn, is a forerunner for what has become, beyond the postwar years, a significant mode in World War II filmmaking. Cahn’s picture depicts an American public which is blissfully unaware that war will come to their territorial borders, and that they will send out so… Read More “We Can Begin to Live Again” – Portraits of Adjustment in Post-World War II American Cinema

The Master (2012)

Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams In that long lull in the beginning of Gettysburg’s fourth act, there’s a throwaway scene with Hancock and Chamberlain which serves to show that Hancock is thinking about Armistead almost as much as Armistead thinks about him. Hancock asks the learned Chamberlain, a professor… Read More The Master (2012)