Dennis A. Amith

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The One about Andrew Sarris’ “The American Cinema: Directors And Directions 1929-1968”

“The Auteur Theory” and the role of film critics during the ’60s was probably one of the most memorable times for those following cinema. When film critics all over the world looked at cinema beyond just being a movie one would just enjoy at the local theater.  There were directors who went beyond creating film for the sake of entertainment.  There were those who created film for the sake of cinema and there were film […]

The One about Agnes Varda’s “Cleo from 5 to 7”

Agnès Varda, a director known for her role in the Rive Gauche (Left Bank Cinema) movement (filmmakers associated with the French New Wave but the directors had different political perspectives – for a more detailed understanding, please click here), began working on her seventh indie film in 1961 titled “Cleo from 5 to 7” (aka “Cléo de 5 à 7”). A film which Varda has said is a “portrait of a woman onto a documentary […]

The One about Gingham and Tattersall

I recently purchased a double gingham and a tattersall dress shirt from J. Crew. A friend of mine asked me a question if both are gingham?  Aside from the checkmarks, both are quite different. Before I go into the differences, my apologies in advance if the clothes are a bit wrinkled as I just opened up the package just a while ago and quickly took a picture of the dress shirts. Gingham is often debated […]

The One about LACOSTE Chausettes

The latest chausettes (socks) that I will be checking out is from LACOSTE. LACOSTE socks feature soft ribbing, reinforced heels and toes and high stretch for high comfort.  The socks are often seen on the online site for a pair going for $16.00 and sometimes as low as $10.99 on sale. Made in Colombia, the argyle sock that I have is 63% cotton, 36% polyamide and 1% elastane, while the striped version features 78% cotton, […]

The One about the Ralph Lauren Blackwatch Polo Shirts

Today I received an e-mail that the Limited Edition BlackWatch Ralph Lauren Polo Team shirts are now available on the online store. For those not familiar with the BlackWatch Polo Team, Ralph Lauren is a sponsor of the team which is owned by American businessman, Neil Hirsch (founder of the global communications network Telerate and owner of the securities tracking firm, Loanet). He was the original co-founder of the Bridghampton Polo Club with his childhood […]