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To Rome With Audrey, With Turrell to the Sky

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.26.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I've been in love with Audrey Hepburn all my life. Well, not really all my life, but at least since the moment I saw her in William Wyler's 1953 classic film, Roman Holiday. I was just a kid living in Russia, and I could only dream about traveling to Rome.

The Persistence of Memory

Jaime Lubin | Posted 05.21.2013 | New York
Jaime Lubin

Near the end of "Bad Role Models," Frost wonders, "Is life more like a dream, or a movie?" When immersed in the quick-paced cinematic atmosphere Frost creates onstage, I'm inclined to say "movie."

Actor Jean Dujardin Speaks Up About Keeping Silent

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.24.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

M0dern audiences have no relationship with the silent films with which cinematic history began. That makes The Artist perhaps the gutsiest new release of the year-end season.

Thinking About War and Peace

Norman MacAfee | Posted 06.13.2011 | Arts
Norman MacAfee

When I first saw Bondarchuk's "War and Peace," in 1968, in New York, it was presented in two parts and ran six hours. You went in the afternoon, broke for dinner, then came back for the rest. It was stupendous.

Three Underappreciated Silent Film Classics

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

The Bay Area has a large and loyal base of silent film fans, many of whom will descend on the Castro Theatre this weekend for the San Francisco Silent Film Festival's annual winter event.

The Remarkable Life and Career of Patricia Neal

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

What sets artists apart from stars and competent actors is originality and authenticity. Patricia Neal had these and other rare qualities in spades.

On Kon Ichikawa

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Norman MacAfee

I saw The Burmese Harp in the mid-1960s, during the Vietnam war, and one specific image stayed with me, so much so that I have used it several times in poems.