Archive for September 22nd, 2013

W.C. Fields and Freddie Bartholemew as Micawber and young David in 1935 Hollywood masterpiece “David Copperfield” based on Dickens and directed by George Cukor, shown on Sunday as part of ‘Film Forum Jr.’ series.


by Sam Juliano

The Western Countdown is slated to commence a week from today, with Number 50 scheduled to be written by none other than Allan Fish.  As announced several times during the project’s earliest stages, essays will be published Monday through Friday until the very last piece is posted on Friday, December 6.  There will not be essays posted on Saturdays and Sundays, as there weren’t for previous pollings.  It is much anticipated that excitement will build as we moved through the upcoming week for this long-awaited project, and the right authors are in place.

Though I stayed back from work this past week to allow for full recuperation from the procedure of September 13, I managed to see some films over the weekend, and completed the fifth and final season of THE WIRE at home.  Lucille attended all three theatrical showings, while young Jeremy came along for the weekly Film Forum Jr.

David Copperfield (1935)      *****     (Sunday)    Film Forum

Blue Caprice                             ****       (Sat. afternoon)  Montclair

Enough Said                              ****       (Sat. night)    Angelika Film Center (more…)

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by Allan Fish

Best Picture There Will Be Blood, US (4 votes)

Best Director Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood (7 votes)

Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood (16 votes)

Best Actress Anamaria Marinca, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (6 votes)

Best Supp Actor Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men (11 votes)

Best Supp Actress Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There (10 votes)

Best Cinematography Roger Deakins, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (8 votes)

Best Score Jonny Greenwood, There Will Be Blood (9 votes)

Best Short Peter and the Wolf, US (4 votes)


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