Getting More Immersed with Indiewire


  The Penske Media purchase of Indiewire has resulted in an expansion of my role as crafts and awards season contributor. ¬†Beginning this week, I begin Emmy coverage of below-the-line contenders along with my usual Oscar season crafts reporting, working closely

Immersed in Blu-ray: Hitchcock and Bogart


The WB Archive Collection gets Hitch and Bogie on Blu-ray and they've never looked better for home viewing. In Kent Jones' indispensable doc, Hitchcock/Truffaut, he reminds us that Truffaut was on a mission to correct misconceptions about Hitch as a lightweight

Immersed in Books: Farber on Film


For the first time, the complete writings of film critic Manny Farber is available from Library of America, edited by Robert Polito (Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson). Manny Farber (1917-2008) was the first modernist film critic to write like a modernist.

Screenwriting

Immersed in Blu-ray: The Americanization of Emily

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in Below the Line, Movies, Screenwriting | Leave a comment

A Paddy Chayevsky gem directed by Arthur Hiller and produced by Martin Ransohoff goes Blu for its 50th anniversary from the Warner Archive Collection¬†(an MOD that you can order online). The Americanization of Emily is a must-own that I can’t recommend highly enough. Read more