Before World War II, American director George Stevens made lighthearted films such as Swing Time and Alice Adams as well as the rousing adventure movie Gunga Din. But Stevens’s experiences in the U.S. Signal Corp, which included filming survivors of the Dachau concentration camp, darkened his worldview. Stevens would express his new feelings in three… Read more »
Guest post by Rachel McCabe. When originally released in 1969, Roger Ebert claimed Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid “must have looked like a natural on paper, but, alas, the completed film is slow and disappointing.” Paul Newman, the film’s star, had achieved critical success playing the rebel in Cool Hand Luke just two years… Read more »
Every month A Place for Film will bring you a selection of films from our group of regular bloggers. Even though these films aren’t currently being screened at the IU Cinema, this series will reflect the varied programming that can be found at the Cinema, as well as demonstrate the eclectic tastes of the bloggers…. Read more »
Last month I was in Indianapolis for a conference, and I had the opportunity to join a tour at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. Now, I’ve been to the Eiteljorg in the past, and enjoyed my time there; but this particular visit was my favorite.
For anyone who has seen an Anthony Mann western and/or had the chance to see MAN OF THE WEST (1958) at the IU Cinema on Thursday, January 18, 2018, it’s clear Anthony Mann had a unique style. And while it probably wouldn’t matter to the director himself, his Westerns aren’t often thoroughly discussed—at least not… Read more »
I have a certain love for the sci-fi Western “genre”–from Back to the Future III (1990), to Joss Whedon’s Firefly (2002-2003) and Serenity (2005), as well as HBO’s remake of Michael Crichton’s Westworld (2016 – ). I call it a “genre,” because many people might call it a hybrid, and not a full-blown genre like… Read more »