The Movies Frank Sinatra Didn’t Make!

In 1988, Hepburn acted in her last movie as an angel in Steven Spielberg’s Always. Morgan Freeman is, in my opinion, one of the best actors of his generation. No, I’ve never seen the other MI sequels nor do I intend to.

While the media chooses to idolize movie stars and praise their great work, some of the people that should be getting more love are the directors. After all, it is the director that brings everything together. You can have an incredible actor with an incredible script, but when it comes to making a movie, the director has to be on point.

Finding Nemo was released in May 2003. The film received overwhelmingly positive reviews and 12 years a slave awards years a slave awards for Best Animated Feature that year. It was the 2nd highest-grossing film of 2003, earning a total of $868 million worldwide. Finding Nemo is also the best-selling DVD of all time, with over 40 million copies sold as of 2006.

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.

The talk is scheduled for November 17 (Thursday) at 7:30 pm at the Sixth and I Street Synagogue in Washington DC. Tickets are $35 and include one copy of the book. There is a limit of 4 tickets per transaction. For more information call 202.408.3100.

To this day whenever I hear this song by The Doors I always think of the Vietnam War images from the film “Apocalypse Now.” There is something so evocative and surreal about the song. It’s actually eleven minutes long featuring a spoken interlude by Jim Morrison, the lead singer, who uses words about violence, profanity and an incestuous subject. “The End’s” music has a mystical Indian sound that you’d hear from India. At any rate, the song fits in perfect as the film’s opener and during a violent scene later on in the plot.

Actress Diane Keaton is visiting Washington DC on November 17 to give a book talk about her new autobiography, “Then Again.” Much of this unforgettable memoir is devoted to her complicated relationship with her mother, Dorothy Hall. Learn about her family conflicts and get insights into your own.

One other film of this incredible actor’s that I feel the need to include on this list is Unleashed, or Danny The Dog. This movie was directed by Danny Boyle, who also directed 28 Days Later, Sunshine, and of course, Slumdog Millionaire.

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