Tag Archives: Martin Scorsese

Spring Training Recommendation: Eight Men Out

While attending a Super Bowl party over a month ago, I decided to thumb through my phone for any news. I saw a rumor that the Mariners were close to signing Hong-Chih Kuo. Kuo, late inning relief pitcher, had been an … Continue reading

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(Possible) Recommendation: Hugo

In an earlier recommendation, I described The Muppets (2011) and two other autumn releases, Hugo (2011) and The Artist (2011), as attempting to conjure up memories of prior art and entertainment.  While I lauded The Muppets, I could not comment … Continue reading

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All Blacks Celebration Recommendation: This Sporting Life

Even though New Zealand’s beloved All Blacks needed more effort than anyone would have thought to defeat a rather mediocre France squad for their second Rugby Union World Cup, celebrations in Auckland and Wellington did not abate.  In honor of New Zealand’s … Continue reading

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Film & Interior Design: Seedy hotel room holds art deco gems

While catching a screening of Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver  (1976) during the James River Film Festival this spring, I spied some vintage collectible gems in the scene where Robert De Niro’s character, Travis Bickle, meets with a gun dealer to … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Female Face Objects

Previously, I wrote a five favorites column about my five favorite male face objects.  Today, I turn to the ladies and examine my five favorite female face objects.  And as a reminder, I am again using the criteria that Roland … Continue reading

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‘Taxi Driver’ at 35

The viewer sees Travis Bickle, the loner, coping with his diffused rage as he drives a taxi cab in New York City. His life is utterly bleak. Travis, as the narrator, reads from a diary he keeps in a school … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Rock ‘n’ Roll

When considering music films for a favorites list there are so many different kinds of musicals and movies about music that the category begs to be narrowed. Therefore, for this list of five favorites, I’m looking only at rock ‘n’ … Continue reading

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