LINKS

 

 

  

 

 

 

Our greatest living film critic:

http://observer.com/author/rex-reed/

 

 

 

 

 

Steven D. Greydanus's Decent Films Guide

www.decentfilms.com

 

What I like so much about Mr. Greydanus's work is that he views films from a moral perspective without resorting to counting curse words. 

He ascribes separate valuations for artistry and moral truth.  His take on The Da Vinci Code is unforgettable.

 

 

 

 

 

www.TheForce.net

The forums are an excellent place to gain others' insight into the riches of the Star Wars saga.

 

 

 

 

 

Whatever happened to the original version of Star Wars?:

https://web.archive.org/web/20150214200223/http://secrethistoryofstarwars.com/savingstarwars.html

 

 

 

 

 

For a look at the technical side of film projection and preservation:

http://www.in70mm.com/index.htm (of particular note is the article on Star Wars original release dates)

and

http://www.widescreenmuseum.com/index.htm

 

 

 

 

 

http://web.archive.org/web/20140407133749/http://www.mjyoung.net/time/index.htm

sports the most intelligent writing I've seen on the Back to the Future trilogy. 

This site details the ramifications of the various films' time travel constructs.

 

 

 

 

 

As a starting point for comparing sundry editions of DVDs and Blu-Rays, DVD Beaver is unparalleled:

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Try www.labyrinth.net.au/~muffin/

for a Hitchcock site that rewards the patient film scholar. 

The links page is a treasure trove of obscurities.

 

 

 

 

For the best of old-school James Bond:

 

 

www.obsessional.co.uk

www.007homevideo.com

http://web.archive.org/web/19990209100903/http://www.comedyontap.com/bond.html

 

 

On Her Majesty's Secret Service is one of the most controversial and revered films

in the James Bond canon.  These links yield a bit more information than the

sanitized EON production team's version of OHMSS history.

 

Internet radio interview with George Lazenby (look near the bottom of the page):

http://feeds.feedburner.com/Dwp

 

Dutch TV interview featuring George Lazenby and director Peter Hunt:

http://www.angelfire.com/nm/lazenbyland

 

 

In 1991 Criterion released special edition laser discs for the first three

James Bond movies.  These discs were pulled from the market under pressure from

EON Productions.  Here is a link to the audio commentaries that caused all the fuss:

 

http://the007dossier.com/007dossier/post/2011/04/21/Banned-James-Bond-Commentaries

 

 

A fifty years of James Bond retrospective round-table discussion:

http://www.thedigitalbits.com/columns/history-legacy--showmanship/007-50-years-strong-interview

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Kelley L. Ross examines the philosophical undercurrents of a few select films:

 

http://www.friesian.com/review.htm

 

 

 

 

 

Two excellent articles on Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder:

 

http://www.3dfilmarchive.com/dial-m-blu-ray-review

http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/2012/09/07/dial-m-for-murder-hitchcock-frets-not-at-his-narrow-room/

 

 

 

 

 

www.jfk-online.com/jfk100menu.html disentangles fact from fiction in Oliver Stone's JFK.

 

 

 

 

David von Pein is a brilliant webmaster and, amongst a variety of sites and

blogs, maintains a serious repository of movie trailers and overwhelming

movie miscellanea:

http://classic--movies.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

 

 

You Tube has some great material as well:

 

A rare John Williams documentary produced at the time of The Empire Strikes Back:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGsbKZnaT8E&feature=related

A spoof of The Terminator that is one of the funniest things I've ever seen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBBw9E2Q_aY

Scary Mary:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T5_0AGdFic

 

 

Oliver Harper's Retrospectives / Reviews:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4zKSynEH_sLA1TC8_kU0gQ