Dennis A. Amith

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The One about Ernst Lubitsch’s “Design for a Living”

Today’s selection for my cinema blog post goes to Ernst Lubitsch’s “Design for a Living”. Bold, stylish and a pre-code non-musical film by Ernst Lubitsch, “Design for Living” receives new life with the Criterion Collection’s Blu-ray release of a film which showcases radicalism but a wonderful performance by its talent Fredric March, Gary Cooper and Miriam Hopkins. It was 1932 when filmmaker Ernst Lubitch’s contract with Paramount had run out. Having completed the musical film […]

The One about the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum at Ueno Park

In 1926, the first public music in Japan opened.  Known as the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and it is the go to museum for masterpieces from abroad and contemporary art are introduced. It’s current location is not the original museum, as the Tokyo Prefectural Museum at Ueno Park was too cramped.  So, an architect named Kunio Maekawa designed a new museum in Ueno Park.  And restoration to the building began in 2010 and the building […]

The One about John G. Avildsen’s “Rocky”

The greatest boxing film of all time!? Sure, there will be countless debates on whether “Rocky” or “Raging Bull” is the best boxing film of all time but what we do know is that “Rocky” was the most successful and it literally came from nowhere to surprise everyone, win multiple awards and become a money-earning beast in the box office! Written by Sylvester Stallone, who has had bit parts previously in films such as “Death […]