Erich von Stroheim, Statement of Purpose

Erich von Stroheim: A Statement of Purpose

A friend of mine, Christopher DiGrazzia, suggested the work of noted perfectionist early filmmaker Erich von Stroheim a while back, and I've kept the option in my back pocket ever since. After the long run of forty films from Clint Eastwood, I was looking for a filmography both less imposing to handle as well as… Continue reading Erich von Stroheim: A Statement of Purpose

Clint Eastwood, Statement of Purpose

Clint Eastwood: A Statement of Purpose

Follow up one Western director for another. It makes sense! I decided to look through Clint Eastwood's body of work as a director for a specific reason. When the Discovery/WB merger completed, one of the earliest stories about the takeover was David Zaslav being really angry that WB had greenlit Eastwood's most recent film, Cry… Continue reading Clint Eastwood: A Statement of Purpose

Statement of Purpose, Universal Monsters

The Universal Classic Monsters: A Statement of Purpose

This is the first time I've decided to spell out why I'm doing a group of films before I actually get into it. I just thought it would be a nice marker for establishing what and why I'm doing what I'm doing, so it feels a bit less random. I mean, it's ultimately all kind… Continue reading The Universal Classic Monsters: A Statement of Purpose