Archive for tag: Melinda Dillon

Review: Bound For Glory

14 July, 2011 (08:04) | by Rick Hermann, Film Reviews | By: Rick Hermann

[Originally published in Movietone News 54, June 1977] The forces of freedom and spontaneity have a way of dominating foregrounds in Bound for Glory: kids, in closeup, singing a Guthrie children’s-ditty whose beat seems slightly out of sync with the mechanical rhythm of the motion their parents make as they stoop and pick vegetables deep […]

Review: Bound For Glory

13 July, 2011 (04:26) | by Robert C. Cumbow, Film Reviews | By: Robert C. Cumbow

[Originally published in Movietone News 54, June 1977] To make a film celebrating the life of Woody Guthrie, and to nominate that film for Academy Awards, is something like the U.S. Government’s putting Henry David Thoreau on a postage stamp. It’s a way of institutionalizing the pariah as a practitioner of the American ideal, once […]

STOP – and be friendly: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

2 August, 2010 (06:44) | by Pierre Greenfield, Essays | By: Pierre Greenfield

[Originally published in Movietone News 58-59, August 1978] As everyone must know by now, the title of Steven Spielberg’s science-fiction extravaganza refers to an actual meeting with an extraterrestrial visitant; or, as the advertising more directly puts it, “contact.” “Contact” is very much what the movie is all about. No film since 2001: A Space […]