Archive for October, 2015

A Spielberg Halloween

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

In the first ten years of an extraordinary career that has lasted more than four decades, director Steven Spielberg often tapped into the audience’s fear of the unknown.


Phantom of the Senate

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Silent horror movies are a unique treat in the Halloween season, with their ancient shadows and limited dialog adding to the sense of mystery. When they are screened with the surging, moody sounds of a live theater organ, they become even more chilling.


Recommended Reading

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

If you are interested in understanding the historical background of the Detroit Film Theatre, Michigan Theater, and Redford Theatre, the following books are a good place to start:


Individual Lives

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Closeups are an important part of filmmaking, but sometimes a well-placed long shot can be just as revealing, like in Metropolis, which I saw at the Redford Theatre on October 3, 2015, and in The Third Man, which I watched at the Detroit Film Theatre on October 4, 2015.