Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Conversations: Sunset Boulevard and All About Eve

Today things spring back to life at The Cooler with news that the latest edition of The Conversations is live at The House Next Door. This time Ed Howard and I take on a pair of classics from 1950: Sunset Boulevard and All About Eve. We compare the films, particularly their direction. We analyze the main characters and wonder whether they reflect modern Hollywood all too well. We puzzle over a painting hanging in the background (someone solve the mystery!). We celebrate some of the terrific dialogue. It is, I think, a fun conversation. But it would be enhanced by your input. So when you have time, please head on over to The House Next Door, give the piece a read and join the conversation!

Previous Editions of The Conversations:

David Fincher (January 2009)
Mulholland Dr. (February 2009)
Overlooked - Part I: Undertow (March 2009)
Overlooked - Part II: Solaris (March 2009)
Star Trek (May 2009)
Werner Herzog (May 2009)
Errol Morris (July 2009)
Michael Mann (August 2009)
Quentin Tarantino - Part I (August 2009)
Quentin Tarantino - Part II (September 2009)
Pixar (WALL-E) (October 2009)
Trouble Every Day (October 2009)
Lawrence of Arabia (December 2009)
Crash (1996) (January 2010)
Nashville (1975) (February 2010)
Easter Double Feature: The Last Temptation of Christ and The Passion (April 2010)
"Minor" Hitchcock (To Catch a Thief and Rope) (May 2010)