I recently watched the doc (though doc is not a great label here) Los Angeles Plays Itself. I quickly became amazed at the number of films mentioned and began to think about writing a few down. Then more and more films were mentioned. And then even more. I gave up, decided to enjoy the film, and do an internet search later. (I say internet search because I think it is wise for people to stop free advertising for and supporting an evil company. I’ve been using Duckduckgo with fairly good results for a while now. Check it out). The internet search instantly bore fruit. The person at the website words, words, words did yeoman’s work cataloging every film mentioned. Job well done.
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I don’t give a whit about industry awards, but for those of you who do: Sundays and Cybele won the 1962 academy award for best foreign language film – and was nominated for best music and best writing.
More consequentially, Morris Berman highly recommends this film – and I highly recommend you read all of his books:
As an introduction to his thought, here is an interview he did with Thom Hartmann:
Martin Scorsese, Academy Award winning American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, film historian and preservationist delivers the 42nd annual Jefferson Lecture on April 1 at 7:30 PM at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.
Scorsese’s lecture, “Persistence of Vision: Reading the Language of Cinema,” will be followed by an on-stage conversation with noted film-critic and long-time collaborator Kent Jones.