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  • The virtues of setting and shooting a film in Connecticut

    The virtues of setting and shooting a film in Connecticut
    A number of high-profile dramas have been shot and set amongst the immaculately manicured lawns and well-preserved historical homes of the Connecticut suburbs, among them Sam Mendes' Revolutionary Road, the movie Kate Winslet should have won the Oscar for, and (although not explicitly stated) Douglas Sirk's All That Heaven Allows, in which Rock Hudson does a bang-up job of looking like he's actually into women (in this case Jane Wyman).
  • Musical 'Far From Heaven' At Williamstown Has Potential

     Musical 'Far From Heaven' At Williamstown Has Potential
    The show: "Far From Heaven," "a preview production" of a new musical on the main stage at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Mass. in the Berkshires. The title rings a bell: The musical is based on Todd Haynes' screenplay of his 2002 film...

    Is J.J. Abrams' 'Super 8' the result of an unhealthy Steven Spielberg obsession?

     
    There’s a lot to admire in J.J. Abrams’ new film, “Super 8,” starting with the spirited relationship between Joe (Joel Courtney) and Charles (Riley Griffiths), the teen filmmaking buddies whose interactions illustrate the emotional...

    Around Town: Oscar short films and a 'Magnificent Obsession'

     
    Screenings of Oscar-nominated shorts and documentary films highlight the week.

    'Ernest Bloch and Eric Zeisl: Fifty Years Later' honors L.A.'s Jewish artists

    'Ernest Bloch and Eric Zeisl: Fifty Years Later' honors L.A.'s Jewish artists
    Classical composer Eric Zeisl had a tough time living in mid-20th century Los Angeles. The somber, heavy-browed Austrian, who left Nazi-dominated Europe in 1938, stated that the two things he hated most in this world were Hitler and the sun. He was...