It was around 1959 when Zimmerman began to transform into Bob Dylan, the rock legend we know today. It came as little surprise that this film 12 years a slave awards years a slave awards for Best Picture of the Year.
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He played the compassionate nurse in the film Precious. His mother, the late Roxie Roker, broke through color barriers with her TV character who was in a bi-racial marriage on The Jeffersons. His father is a producer, Sy Kravitz. Not only is Lenny an actor, but a highly successful recording artist in the hard rock music genre.
When it comes to Westerns, it is hard to touch the 1992 film Unforgiven. This Clint Eastwood directed Western movie 12 years a slave awards years a slave awards for Best Picture and if you are a fan of the genre, it is a must see film.
Like some terrible, aural Chinese torture, it threatens to overwhelm all the senses, and probably would have if the rest of the movie were not so good. This is only July, but I suspect that True Grit will stand as one of the major entertainments of the year.
I remember seeing the film “Blackboard Jungle” on TV as a kid. When I heard the theme song I absolutely fell in love with it. To me it was the greatest song I ever heard. Coincidentally, the film “American Graffiti” was released shortly thereafter. It was also used as its opening theme song. You heard the song everywhere at that time, because of this 1950s nostalgic craze back in the early to mid 70s. Dick Clark has proclaimed “Rock Around the Clock” as the national anthem of rock and roll.
Dylan hoped to meet his idol, Woody Guthrie, in New York. He played small clubs and coffeehouses in Greenwich Village and soon made a name for himself. He did find Guthrie in a hospital, unfortunately, dying from Huntington’s chorea. During hospital visits, Bob Dylan, the rock legend, would play songs for the dying Guthrie. He even wrote one for him, “Song to Woody,” which later appeared on his first album.
In my case, I was always interested in photography. I started doing still photography at a very early age. I was very passionate about it. I had my own dark room when I was 13 years old. I was always pursuing photography. Then that changed into motion photography. I became very intrigued in resolving the equation of dealing with images that are moving and are not necessarily accommodating the same space as a still photograph where everything is more convenient. I fell in love with that challenge. I could see that in the conceptual process. It completely convinced me to pursue it, especially when I saw the work of [Vittorio] Storaro (“Apocalypse Now,” “The Last Emperor”). That was the work I wanted to do.
It will come as no surprise that Jeff Bridges is awesome as Rooster Cogburn, but I was quite surprised to see Matt Damon, who I believe gave one of the best performances of his career as Texas Ranger LaBoeuf. Josh Brolin is fantastic (as always) as villain Tom Chaney, and it was great to see Barry Pepper in a small but good role as, oddly enough, Lucky Ned Pepper. The film’s biggest surprise is Hailee Steinfeld, who plays the film’s main character, Mattie Ross. The 14-year-old Steinfeld more than holds her own alongside this cast of incredible actors; she steals the show, blowing up the screen with her clever and whimsical personality. She deserves a Best Actress nomination, at least.