The Illusionist – Full Movie

Set in early 1900s Vienna, illusionist extraordinaire Eisenheim (Edward Norton, “American History X”) falls for an aristocrat (Jessica Biel, “Total Recall”) well above his social standing. The master magician employs his powers to win her love and his daring scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of Chief Inspector Uhl (Paul Giamatti, “Sideways”). It is based loosely on Steven Millhauser’s short story “Eisenheim the Illusionist“. The film tells the story of Eisenheim, a magician in turn-of-the-century Vienna, who reunites with his childhood love, a woman far above his social standing. The film also depicts a fictionalized version of the Mayerling incident. In … Continue reading The Illusionist – Full Movie

Satori & The Band From Space live @ Fort Louvois for Cercle

BiographyWhat is Satori, you say? Music created by this artist, is exactly what his name represents- — Enlightenment and Energy. We are born in a chaotic age, all looking for our own space.A space that exists beyond ideas of what’s right and what’s wrong.A space where we can surrender, and find ourselves. Satori helps us find our way. Satori is inspired to capture electronic world music, where he combines endless blends of seductive trance and mind-altering earthy tones. It is not defined by any-one genre. Satori is here to satisfy any meditative music-lover by provoking a spiritual journey through his … Continue reading Satori & The Band From Space live @ Fort Louvois for Cercle

Noir Quotes – In a Lonely Place (1950)

Noir Quotes – In a Lonely Place (1950) Dixon Steele (Bogart): I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me. Humphrey Bogart & Gloria Grahame. Selected to the US National Film Registry. IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042593/ HQ Picture: http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/89… Continue reading Noir Quotes – In a Lonely Place (1950)

In a Lonely Place Analysis

“In a Lonely Place” (1950) film analysis. Spoilers. Background Brub (Frank Lovejoy) demonstrates on Sylvia a possible murder method When Edmund H. North adapted the story, he stuck close to the original source and John Derek was considered for the role of Dix because in the novel the character was much younger. North’s treatment was not used. Andrew Solt developed the screenplay with regular input from producer Robert Lord and director Nicholas Ray, and the end result is far different from the source novel. Solt claimed that Bogart loved the script so much that he wanted to make it without revisions â€“ Solt maintains that the … Continue reading In a Lonely Place Analysis

In A Lonely Place (1950) – Ending Scene (3/3)

When he gets home, Dix checks up on Laurel. He finds she is an aspiring actress with only a few low-budget films to her credit. They begin to fall in love and, with Laurel assisting him, Dix finds new energy and goes back to work with enthusiasm, much to his agent’s delight. Dix remains notoriously erratic, however; sometimes he behaves strangely. He says things that make his agent Mel and Brub’s wife Sylvia (Jeff Donnell) wonder if he did kill the girl. Lochner sows seeds of doubt in Laurel’s mind, pointing out Dix’s long record of violent behavior. When he … Continue reading In A Lonely Place (1950) – Ending Scene (3/3)

In A Lonely Place (1950) – Car Scene (2/3)

Dixon “Dix” Steele (Humphrey Bogart) is a down-on-his-luck Hollywood screenwriter who has not had a hit, “since before the war.” While driving to meet his agent, Mel Lippman (Art Smith), at a nightclub, Dix’s explosive temper is revealed when, at a stoplight, he engages with another motorist in a confrontation that almost becomes violent. At the nightclub, Mel cajoles him to adapt a book for a movie. The hat-check girl, Mildred Atkinson (Martha Stewart), is engrossed in reading the copy meant for Dix; since she only has a few pages left to go, she asks to finish before passing it on to Dix. … Continue reading In A Lonely Place (1950) – Car Scene (2/3)