Author Archives: Ted Salins

RACING TO THE BOX OFFICE

             In the 1960s, there was a genre of film comedy about fictional international races to promote the seminal days of modern travel, The Great Race (1965), Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines (1965) and  Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty … Continue reading

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A Modern Deluge of Jewish Movie Stars

Back in the day, the glorious days of Hollywood, especially the 1930s and 1940s, Jewish characters were kept at a minimum and stereotyped as immigrants. Hollywood was the greatest Protestant plastic art form – ironically – built and created by Jews … Continue reading

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5 Worst Films Directed By Christopher Nolan

Having seen Inception recently at the Byrd, I can now say what I’ve always detected – Christopher Nolan is the most celebrated, beloved bad director since Ed Wood. Noland makes impossibly illogical movies that his fans mistake for depth and … Continue reading

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“The Cat’s-Paw” a sound Harold Lloyd classic

Forgotten by many, silent film comic genius Harold Lloyd had a successful sound career in the early 1930s. Films like Welcome Danger, The Milky Way and Movie Crazy were big comedy hits and often featured high production values, exotic locations … Continue reading

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The Five Best Film Going Experiences I’ve Had

The premier of Henry Hampton’s groundbreaking six hour documentary history of the Civil Rights Movement EYES ON THE PRIZE at The Film Forum in New York, 1987: I’ve never sat under a projection beam in a dark theater so moved … Continue reading

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