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BSsentials – Witness

Harrison Ford showed his versatility in this marvelous 80’s film that is deep and rich in thematic elements. Whether you look at this as a fish-out-of-water story, or as a story about the clashing of cultures, or as a story about one honest cop in a world of corruption, or even as a story about …

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BSsentials – Being There

For people who are not familiar with the brilliant comedic work of Peter Sellers, those of us who are familiar with it might suggest that they acquaint themselves with his work in such iconic films as Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (which garnered him his first of 2 …

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BSsentials – Double Indemnity

This truly is a wonderful film that I can’t recommend highly enough. It is the prototypical Film noir, and many film historians rate it among the greatest of all Film noir. For storytelling and screenwriting aficionados this is an expertly crafted story, the development of which shows that the best stories in film are told …

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BSsentials – The Iron Giant

I am an animation guy. My career has been spent working for animation studios, I have a Masters Degree in animation from the University of Southern California, and I’ve always believed that animation is the purist form of film making. That said, I haven’t blogged a ton on this site about animation or animated films. …

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