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by / on February 25, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Features

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: WHEN THERE IS NO CHARACTER

I thought it was important to end February Classics month at Man I Love Films, by watching a heralded classic film I had never seen before. I choose 2001: A Space Odyssey, with the expectations that it would be long, and […]

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by / on February 18, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: CLASSIC HITCHCOCK

It wouldn’t be a Classics Month without characters helmed by Alfred Hitchcock (as Lauren also discussed this week). With four films on American Film Institute’s 100 Movies, Hitchcock is not just the master of suspense; he’s also a master of […]

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by / on February 11, 2015 at 4:11 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: UNFORGETTABLE LOVERS

Welcome to week 2 of Classics Month at Man I Love Films and Eternal Characters. This week’s characters are ideal for 3 reasons: 1. It’s Eternal Characters’ anniversary, and after one year of becoming acquainted with some of film’s most […]

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by / on February 4, 2015 at 6:19 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: CLASSIC CHARACTERS

While Man I Love Films delves to understand what makes a classic film this February, it’s equally important, to understand what makes a classic movie character. Characters are often the key ingredient to a classic movie. Classic movies have a […]

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by / on January 28, 2015 at 3:37 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: DETECTIVE QUESTIONS

Whether it’s Nick Charles offering tips on martini-shaking, Murakami questioning the definition of criminal, or Easy Rawlins crossing police-enforced racial lines to find justice in 1948 Los Angeles, the Detective is a complex character. Despite the different personalities behind them, […]

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by / on January 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: DETECTIVE ORIGINS

Are detectives born with sleuthing in their hearts, or is their detective character born out of circumstance? For Week 3 of our month featuring film detectives, we’re returning to the private sector, which is just as murky and intriguing as […]

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by / on January 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: DETECTIVE PHILOSOPHY

Week Two of Eternal Characters’ Detective Month carries some traces of Week One, as another detective character probes into the very nature of the detective role. But unlike Nick Charles and his assured analysis, Stray Dog’s rookie homicide detective Murakami is far from sure about […]

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by / on January 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: DETECTIVE RULES

As this column builds to its one year anniversary, the month of January will be spent on The Detective, for no other reason than it’s one of this writer’s favorite types of characters. In film and book, Detectives both seek […]

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by / on December 24, 2014 at 10:02 pm / in Eternal Characters, Features

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: SIMPLY HAVING A WONDERFUL LIFE

It’s a daunting task to write about your favorite movie and the beloved character that carries it. To me, Frank Capra’s masterpiece is far from a movie about Christmas, as some may assume. It’s a Wonderful Life is one of […]

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by / on December 19, 2014 at 12:50 am / in Everything Else, Features

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK LIVE-READ

I’ll say this right now and get it out of the way early… Living in L.A. definitely has its perks. So here’s the short version of the story… Early Tuesday afternoon I read an article that says Jason Retiman’s next […]

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