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Black Moon (1975)

Black Moon (1975)
Movie Review At last available on DVD, Black Moon is perhaps Louis Malle’s least known work but according to the director himself, his most personal. The most accurate description one can give of this bizarre film is that it is the visual experience of watching someone else’s unconscious dream on celluloid, which in fact it is. Filmed entirely at Louis Malle’s manor estate in the Dordogne Valley, the director first conceived of Black Moon while filming Lecombe Lucien with German actress Therese Giehse. Malle had mentioned to Giehse that he wanted her to star in a future project of his to which the...
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Johnny Tremain (1957)

Johnny Tremain (1957)
Movie Review Adapted from the Newbery Medal winning book by Esther Forbes, this family classic is one of Disney’s better live action movies. Johnny Tremain tells the story of a young silversmith apprentice (Hal Stalmaster) in pre-revolutionary Boston. While working on the Sabbath (illegal at the time) Johnny injures his hand and is forced to seek work (unsuccessfully) elsewhere. In despair he approaches wealthy merchant and British sympathizer Jonathan Lyte (a beardless Sebastian Cabot, remember Mr. French from Family Affair?) Johnny’s mother left him a cup that would identify him as a member of the...
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