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Soul-Eating Fame and Dishonest Love in ‘Sunset Boulevard’

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This article is part of our Classic Film Throwback series – By Sam Hendrian – “I am big. It’s the pictures that got small!” So go the famous words of Norma Desmond, the delusional and ultimately crazy silent movie star at the center of Billy Wilder’s classic 1950 film Sunset Boulevard. Controversial at the time among Hollywood circles for its biting …

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Longing for Love in ‘On the Waterfront’

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This article is part of our Classic Film Throwback series – By Sam Hendrian – One of the most powerful and inspiring films of all time is Elia Kazan’s 1954 masterpiece On the Waterfront. Starring Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint, it masterfully conveys the longing we each have for love and respect amidst guilt and the acute knowledge of our …

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Chutzpah: What Famous Filmmakers Have in Common

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– By Sam Hendrian – There are many roads that lead to a career in the film industry, and almost none of them are straight. This fact may cause young filmmakers to wonder: How do I know what the right path is to take? While taking film courses at a university certainly builds skill-sets and provides much-needed experience, it is still …

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Alumna Maggie Mahrt on her Award-winning Film ‘Unbound’

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– By Sam Hendrian – Since graduating in 2010, JPCatholic alumna Maggie Mahrt has achieved substantial success in the film industry. Her short film Chow Bella was screened at film festivals around the globe and took home the Audience Choice award from the San Diego IndieFest. She also worked for three seasons on NBC’s show Grimm as Assistant to showrunner David …

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‘Planes, Trains, and Automobiles’: A Lesson in Loving One’s Neighbor

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This article is part of our Classic Film Throwback series – By Sam Hendrian – Thanksgiving is almost here again, and as soon as it is over, Christmas movies will abound on television. While more Christmas movies exist than anyone could ever count, Hollywood has not been as generous to the Thanksgiving holiday. Fortunately, we still have a few Thanksgiving gems …

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The Fear of Rejection in ‘Back to the Future’

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This article is part of our Classic Film Throwback series – By Sam Hendrian – “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” So goes the classic quote that ends Back to the Future, one of the most enduringly popular movies of all time. Released in 1985, its story of a likable high school “slacker” who gets transported back in time …