Film In Depth

France on Film: An American in Paris (1951)

I’ll admit I felt a little cheeky snagging An American in Paris for Serendipitous Anachronism‘s “France on Film” blogathon, despite what might seem like an obvious choice given the title. That’s because, as you may already know, An American in Paris‘ actual depiction of France is, in reality, limited to a few shots of stock footage scattered throughout the film. The majority …

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Sinatra Blogathon Day 3 & Happy Birthday Frank!

Today’s the big day! Yes, today marks Frank Sinatra’s official 100th birthday—and, of course, equally importantly, Day 3 of the Sinatra Centennial Blogathon. A Shroud of Thoughts uncovers the history and lasting significance of one of Sinatra’s most fun and enduring signature films, Ocean’s 11… The LA Explorer falls in love with the delightful romance, Young at Heart, …

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