Elisabeth Rappe

MOVIE OF THE DAY: LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN

The Film: Leave Her to Heaven (1945)The Principals: Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Vincent Price, John M. Stahl (director)The Premise: Smooth and suave novelist Richard Harland (Wilde) is en route to a ranch in New Mexico when he spies a stunning young woman.  She flatters him by remarking on how much he resembles her late father … Continue reading

WHAT I'M THANKFUL FOR 8.13.10

I think we all need at least one really nice positive thing about the entertainment business every single day of the year, including weekends. Sometimes it may be something simple, like a video that showcases something fun and sometimes it may be a movie poster that embraces the aesthetic we all want Hollywood to aspire … Continue reading

MOVIE OF THE DAY: THE RETURN

The Film: The Return (2003)The Principals: Andrei Zvyagintsev (director) Vladimir Garin, Ivan Dobronravov, Konstantin LavronenkoThe Premise: A father (Lavronenko) abruptly reappears after 12 years away from his wife and two young boys, Andrey (Garin) and Ivan (Dobronravov).  The boys have no knowledge of their father beyond a single photograph and their mother’s insistence.  Father takes … Continue reading

WHAT I'M THANKFUL FOR 8.3.10

I think we all need at least one really nice positive thing about the entertainment business every single day of the year, including weekends. Sometimes it may be something simple, like a video that showcases something fun and sometimes it may be a movie poster that embraces the aesthetic we all want Hollywood to aspire … Continue reading