Persons Of Interest, The Reading List

Biography of The Month: Nobody’s Perfect: Billy Wilder, A Personal Biography by Charlotte Chandler

Born in Vienna, Billy Wilder started out as a newspaperman, and fled to America to escape the Nazi occupation. He had already started his forays into screenwriting that would lead him to working as a writer and later director of some of the Hollywood's most famous and successful films. In this book, he talks about… Continue reading Biography of The Month: Nobody’s Perfect: Billy Wilder, A Personal Biography by Charlotte Chandler

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Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Film Of The Week: The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Starring: Jean Hagan, Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Marilyn Monroe Director: John Huston A group of men plot the perfect crime, but it all goes wrong when they heist comes off and they start to double cross each other. Perhaps at this stage in film history it wasn't really acceptable to show criminals getting away with… Continue reading Classic Film Of The Week: The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Film Reviews

Don’t Bother To Knock (1952)

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Richard Widmark Director: Roy Baker After reading a biography of Monroe recently, I read about this film, made before she was a big star. It interested me because Marilyn plays an unhinged babysitter in a psychological thriller, which is so against type. Back in the day, Marilyn's studio knew that she was… Continue reading Don’t Bother To Knock (1952)