Thursday, April 18, 2019

My thoughts about judgement in nuremberg

I just saw again a great film which is called "judgement in nuremberg", which was directed by a great director Stanley Kramer.  The film stars  Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Maximilian Schell, Werner Klemperer, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, William Shatner, and Montgomery Clift. 

I was more struck by the acting of Montgomery Clift who had a car accident and created the best performance a mentally challenged castrated worker in the movie.  Of course much the credit should go to Stanley Kramer, who brought out the best performances of all these great actors.  I did not know that Abby Mann wrote an incredibly brilliant script, which reminds me of one of my stupidest things i have ever done. 

In 1965 Christopher Plummer invited me to his house in London to a party where Abby Mann was also present.  He wanted to write the script to In Praise of Older Women, I did not know anything about him then and I told him "no".  It is one of the things  I feel like hitting my head against a wall, at least once a year.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

New videos released

Dear readers.

It has been a while since I lasted blogged, but I am hoping to start up again and I have a treat for my current subscribers.  I have recently started video blogging and hope that you can view my work.

My latest video is on review is on Voltaire Candide.  You can view the video below.

My other recent video review is on Jonathan Swift novel "Gulliver's travels".  Please view the video below.

I really am looking forward to comments about my video reviews and hope to hear from you shortly.