The Tower By the Bay

Are you prepared? The seventies were a weird time in Hollywood. Studios were operating on tighter budgets, so the high output of a couple of decades earlier was unheard of. Instead, studios opted for fewer films with big ensemble casts and higher octane production values, and one of these was 1974's The Towering Inferno. Like … Continue reading The Tower By the Bay

The Terrible Miss Dove

Today is my son's last day of seventh grade. One more year and he'll be in high school. He's over the moon about it (and about summer vacation, of course), but I'm not ready for this. My kid is growing up too fast. Wow. Wow. Wow. In that spirit, I thought it would be cool … Continue reading The Terrible Miss Dove

Page To Screen: Since You Went Away

There were a lot of films made about the American home front during the Second World War, but few are as sprawling or epic as David O. Selznik's 1944 movie, Since You Went Away. The story of a Midwestern family, the Hiltons, the film is based on a book of the same name by journalist Margaret Buell … Continue reading Page To Screen: Since You Went Away