In Old Arizona- The innovative movie that nearly didn’t get made due to a Jackrabbit.

In Old Arizona is a 1928 American Western film directed by Irving Cummings and Raoul Walsh, nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The film, which was based on the character of the Cisco Kid in the story “The Caballero’s Way” by O. Henry, was a major innovation in Hollywood. It was the first major Western to use the new technology of sound and the first talkie toContinue reading “In Old Arizona- The innovative movie that nearly didn’t get made due to a Jackrabbit.”

United Artists no more-How “Heaven’s gate” broke the studio

This is more of a personal blog then factual although the facts are real, but when I say personal it is more a matter of taste. In 1978 Michael Cimino directed the classic movie “the Deer Hunter” Even though I was only 10 at the time I did recognize it to be a genuine masterpieceContinue reading “United Artists no more-How “Heaven’s gate” broke the studio”

High Noon

I contribute this movie to have triggered my long lasting love affair with the silver screen.I vividly remember watching this movie on one of the German TV Channels. Although even at a young age I found it annoying that the Germans just couldn’t resist dubbing any non German movie, I forget how often I haveContinue reading “High Noon”