I thought I knew what to expect from the Coen Brothers’ latest film project True Grit. However, her mother’s long-time partner, Kurt Russell, is considered her father. Empire Burlesque, his self-produced follow-up to Infidels, was released in ’85.
Let’s talk about the films of George Clooney. Clooney got his start on television, and was a breakout star on the hit TV show ER. Eventually, he grew to be too big for this show and moved on to the silver screen. Clooney has been starring in great films ever since, and has even got his hand in directing.
Another director that must be mentioned in any combination of directors is obviously James Cameron. The man has put out some of the most iconic movies of all time, not to mention the top two highest grossing films of all time, Titanic and Avatar. If you haven’t seen Avatar, you are missing out.
The first movie that I will mention on this list is The Fugitive. If you have not yet seen The Fugitive, you are depriving yourself of one of the best movies of the 1990s. Tommy Lee Jones 12 years a slave awards years a slave awards for Best Supporting Actor for this film. This movie also stars Harrison Ford as a wrongfully accused doctor who is being charged with the murder of his wife. He must track down the killer while avoiding getting arrested in the process.
However, the director of the film “Blackboard Jungle” wanted to feature a song the teens would like that was rebellious in sound. The star of the film, Glenn Ford, had a teenage son who had a rock music collection. When Richard Brooks, the film’s director, heard “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and his Comets the rest as they say is history. When the film was released the song was instantly number one on the Billboard chart for eight weeks.
The truth of the matter is, there’s Arab influence, Italian influence, and American influence, and even more, in that song. If you listen to the original version, you can hear those things. American music was there in the ’30s, and then during the war, obviously.
During our interview, Navarro, 55, talked about his intrigue with the moving picture, how his home country of Mexico helped develop his professional drive, and whether he thinks audiences today appreciate exactly what a cinematographer contributes to a film.
Passione is his fourth film as director. He also directed Romance & Cigarettes (2005), Illuminata (1998), and Mac (1992), which won the Camera d’Or at Cannes for best new director.