Dennis A. Amith

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The One about “The Partnership: Brecht, Weill, Three Women, and Germany on the Brink”

As a cinema fan of films created in the Weimar Republic, I was interested in learning about the renown poet Bertolt Brecht and the avant-garde composer Kurt Weill. I was very interested in the book as it delved into the relationship between Elisabeth Hauptmann, a German writer who worked with Brecht as a co-author of “The Threepenny Opera” and worked with both men. But also his relationship with actress Helene Weigel. And for Kurt Weill, […]

The One about “Wild Bill Wellman: Hollywood Rebel”

William “Wild Bill” Wellman, the award-winning filmmaker who has directed fantastic films four four decades starting in the silent era such as the 1927 film “Wings”, hit films in the ’30s such as “The Public Enemy”, “Nothing Sacred”, “Beau Geste”, “A Star is Born”. Continued even stronger in the ’40s with films such as “The Ox-Bow Incident”, “Story of G.I. Joe”, “Battleground” and continued on through the ’50s with “The High and Might”, “Blood Alley” […]