SPOILER ALERT: This post reveals key plot points that could detract from your enjoyment of the film if you haven't seen it. "You see a girl a couple of times a week, just for laughs, and right away they think you're gonna divorce your wife. Now I ask you, is that fair?" As the late… Continue reading A Villain’s Résumé: THE APARTMENT’s Mr. Sheldrake
Hawkeye: I'm outraged! It's a disgrace. I've never seen a cleaner movie in my life. B.J.: There was more filth and dirt in this morning's breakfast. Father Mulcahy: Well, one of the actors did say "virgin." Hawkeye: That's because everyone was. -M*A*S*H, Season 11, Episode 8: "The Moon is Not Blue" William Holden has become… Continue reading Condemned Cinema: The Moon is Blue (1953)
What I discovered about actor William Holden while watching seven of his movies, from Born Yesterday (1950) to Network (1976).
It's no secret that director Frank Capra loved actors. From watching his films, we can see which actors he liked to work with---and which actors liked to work with him---because of their repeated appearances in his movies. One of those actors was Jean Arthur, who became his quintessential populist heroine while working with him… Continue reading Actor-Director Collaborations: Jean Arthur and Frank Capra