The art of film directing has been revered since the days of the Lumière Brothers, before the title of director had even been bestowed. Now, the director has achieved a level of celebrity that is only growing exponentially.
"Have we got a corpse?" I suppose that's the first question asked in certain types of police procedurals. And, of corpse, if there is one, the next question is "Whodunit?" These questions and many more lie at the core of two recent Bay area premieres.
People lie. Often, they lie about who they are for no good reason. These people lie about being police officers, firefighters and military along with fraternities, sororities and Masonic organizations.
The era of Saul Bass movie branding has yet to be surpassed, with the exception of the 2010 Catfish poster-which I would hang on my wall, unframed. Happy Birthday Saul Bass, without you, I could never be me.
The fresh-faced Stephen Anthony, who plays infamous con man Frank Abagnale Jr., offers a star-making performance in the first national tour of Catch Me If You Can which is playing through April 14 at the Cadillac Place Theatre.
Entitled, "Sigmund Freud Typeface - A Letter to your Shrink," a Kickstarter project, aims to turn the esteemed twentieth-century psychoanalyst's handwriting into a computer typeface that would allow for digital letter writing.
Well, the list is out. Thus beginning the exciting road to what is the biggest night for Hollywood. But much of my enthusiasm was lost when I realized who was missing -- begging one very obvious question: WHY DOES THE ACADEMY HATE LEO?!
There's no reason why they can't find talented 18- to 20-year-old actors to play angst-ridden roles. It would make the stories that much more credible as the actors age in the course of the series length.