By Tom Stempel

ISBN-10: 0813121833

ISBN-13: 9780813121833

" a special standpoint on part a century of yankee cinema -- from the audience's perspective. Tom Stempel is going past the reviews reviewers, targeting the evaluations of standard humans. He lines moving traits in style and flavor, studying and wondering the ability motion pictures have in American society. Stempel blends viewers reaction along with his personal observations and analyzes field place of work effects that establish the films humans really went to determine, not only these praised through the critics. warding off statistical precis, he provides the result of a survey on video clips and moviegoing within the respondents' personal phrases -- phrases that shock, amuse, and worsen. The moviegoers reply: "Big undesirable aircraft, great undesirable bike, and massive undesirable Kelly McGillis." -- On most sensible Gun "All i will be able to bear in mind have been the slave women and the Golden Calf series and the way it acquired me excited. My mom and dad should have been more than happy with my enthusiasm for the Bible." -- On why a seven-year-old boy stayed as much as watch the 10 Commandments "I realized the high-quality artwork of seduction via looking at Faye Dunaway smolder." -- A woman's response to seeing Bonnie and Clyde "At age fifteen Jesus acknowledged he will be again, he simply did not say what he might glance like." -- On E.T. "Quasimodo is each 7th grader." -- On why The Hunchback of Notre Dame may still play good with middle-schoolers "A moronic, very 'Hollywoody' script, and a host of dancing teddy bears." -- On go back of the Jedi "I could not support yet imagine how Mad journal could lampoon this." -- at the Exorcist

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All I can recall were the slave girls and the Golden Calf sequence and how it got me excited. ” Sex and Seriousness 29 3 Sex and Seriousness I hit the first stages of puberty in the summer of 1953, when I was eleven years old, and I began to develop a serious addiction to movie starlets. For reasons that baffle me to this day, I was particularly susceptible to the charms of several contract actresses at Twentieth Century-Fox. In theory, at that time it should have meant Marilyn Monroe. For me personally, it certainly should have meant Monroe.

I almost broke my back” sitting in the front row. Although the film was certainly imposing, some viewers had concerns about its religious accuracy. ” Others were more impressed with the religious aspects of it. Olufemi Samuel says, “Believe it or not, it moved me closer to the Lord! ” And Dennis Wilkes was only temporarily affected by the film’s religious aspects. It “instilled the fear of God in me. ” Alejandro Munoz says he has “the most profound relationship [with the film] than any other movie I have ever seen.

The Robe had been in preparation for some time, and the decision to shoot it in CinemaScope was made at the last minute. By 1952, the film rights to the 1942 best-seller were held by producer Frank Ross. The head of production at Fox, Darryl F. ”18 Zanuck wanted Dunne because of Dunne’s literate screenplay for Fox’s 1950 biblical picture David and Bathsheba. 1 million in the United States. Zanuck felt it did not do as well as it might have overseas because of all the talking in the film, so he encouraged Dunne not to have too much dialogue in The Robe.

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