Anthony Mann’s <em>The Tin Star</em> (1957)
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Anthony Mann’s The Tin Star (1957)

Deep vistas. Narrow minds. That’s the visual and thematic takeaway from The Tin Star (1957), one of director Anthony Mann’s finest achievements. Bounty Hunter Morg Hickman (Henry Fonda) rides into town with a dead outlaw slung over his horse’s back. From the very first dolly move, as the camera swings around to capture his horse’s slow … Continue reading

The Story Of Film: An Odyssey – Chapter 4: “The Great American Movie Genres and the Brilliance of European Film (The 1930s)”
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The Story Of Film: An Odyssey – Chapter 4: “The Great American Movie Genres and the Brilliance of European Film (The 1930s)”

Here at The Moviola, we continue covering Mark Cousins’ 15-part documentary The Story of Film: An Odyssey every week, providing an overview of each episode of The Story of Film as well as a closer look at some of the accompanying movies set to air on TCM. Today, we examine the fourth installment, “The Great … Continue reading

The Story of Film: An Odyssey — Chapter Two “The Triumph of American Film”
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The Story of Film: An Odyssey — Chapter Two “The Triumph of American Film”

Turner Classic Movies is currently playing host to The Story of Film: An Odyssey. This 15-part documentary, which originally aired on British television back in 2011, is the brainchild of film critic Mark Cousins, based on his 2004 book of the same name. The documentary provides an overview of the history of cinema worldwide, and … Continue reading

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
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Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

In 1984 when Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes opened, I couldn’t have been more excited. I was a nerdy fanboy, having read almost all the Edgar Rice Burroughs series. Marketing promised the film would take the character and books seriously. This Tarzan wouldn’t be the bronze “Hollywood” boy audiences had grown … Continue reading