Tag Archives: World War II

A Matter of Life and Death, directed by Michael Powell and Emric Pressburger. 1946.

With David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesy, Raymond Massey. What is it about David Niven that is so charming? Is it his perfectly shaped mouth, topped by a slightly too thin mustache?  Is it the way he asks questions expecting … Continue reading

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Dunkirk (directed by Christopher Nolan), 2017.

A pilot in World War II wore a mask that effectively obscured his face except for his eyes, making it difficult for the audience to differentiate / identify which pilot is which.  I imagine it makes it hard for the … Continue reading

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Francofonia (dir. Sokurov). 2015.

It’s a curious thing, going to a movie with my friend Liza.  We have a long tradition of seeing movies together, and when we were young, we went regularly every Friday night.  We have to decide what to see, which … Continue reading

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