Tag: Dustin Hoffman

L13FC: The Long Careers of Actors

Today is my lucky day! You’ve decided to stop by and add to the discussion to this month’s film topic on my double-nickel birthday. Thank you! Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, and Robert Duvall are lifetime friends who bunked together while honing their craft back… Continue Reading “L13FC: The Long Careers of Actors”

Are You Not Entertained?

BOOKS  Tom Hanks optioned the rights to Erik Larson’s nonfiction bestseller, In the Garden of Beasts six years ago with intentions of starring in the historical adaptation. Add to that rumors of securing Natalie Portman to the cast with Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) as the director. What’s it all about? Chicago historian… Continue Reading “Are You Not Entertained?”

Film Spotlight: Papillon

What’s your favorite prison movie? Franklin J. Schaffner was known as an innovative television director/producer in the early years of T.V. employing film techniques within the new medium of television. He was known in the film industry for popular films like Planet of the Apes… Continue Reading “Film Spotlight: Papillon”