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Film Review: A Study on "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” (1945) - [Essay #7 - August 2022]

  Adapting to Life's Hand - A Study on "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" *Super Spoilers* ________ "Mama! Mama, they're cutting the tree!" - Francie Nolan   ________ Written by Bolivar T. Caceres Reading time approx: 20 minutes      Watch Film (free) Published January 15, 2022             Listen to Essay (free) Featured on IMDB                                 Listen to Soundtrack (free) Read our Scene Study                     Listen to our First Take Top 5 Film Like “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" "However, unlike a stage, in "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," this stiff and static cinematography only ushers us into these Shakespearian characters filled with tragedy and humor. " "I guess you won't get home until the sun comes up." Adaptation is all about survival. It's the innate ability to overcome hardship to live long and prosper – as Captain Spock is wont to say. In these moments of perseverance, one
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Film Review: A Study on "Next Stop, Greenwich Village” (1976) - [Essay #6 - January 2022]

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Film Review: A Study on “The Lion in Winter” (1968) - [Essay #1 - Dec 2020]

Into the Lion's Den: A Study on "The Lion in Winter"     *Super Spoiler* ________ “I snapped and plotted all my life. There’s no way to be a king, alive, and fifty all at once.” - King Henry II ________   Table of Contents: 1. Summary 2. Historical Facts 3. Production History 4. Cast 5. Acting 6. Art Direction 7.  Cinematography 8.       Editing 9. Sound 10. Conclusion *Reading time approx: 15 minutes 30 Seconds *Published December 18, 2020 *Watch the  Film *Listen to  Soundtrack *Listen to Essay *Featured on IMDB *Written by Bolivar T. Caceres                    *Edited by Ricardo Esposito       " It's easy for the audience to overlook the finer details in The Lion in Winter behind continuous slights, rebuffs, plots, and schemes."      "The Lion in Winter" blends thoughtful acting, systematic filmmaking, and artful wit to differentiate itself from the multitude of films that explores the hackneyed family sq

Film Review: A Study on "Billy Liar"(1963) - [Essay #5 - April 2021]

  Unraveling the Porkies!: A Study on "Billy Liar" *Super Spoilers* ________ "Today is the day for big decisions."  - Willian "Billy" Fisher                                                                    ________    Table of Contents: 1. Summary 2.     Production History 3.     Dialogue 4. Art Direction 5. Cinematography 6. Editing 7. Conclusion *Reading time approx: 15 minutes *Published April 24, 2021 *Watch the Film *Listen the Essay *Featured on IMDB *Written by Bolivar T. Caceres      *Edited by Mike Gates               "One can say that Billy Fisher is Walter Mitty and that Keith Waterhouse’s 1959 novel, Billy Liar, sprang from James Thurber’s pages. "                The road to success can be daunting. Broken-down support systems and people's blind cheering can make it hard to share failures. Therefore, white lies  turn black, tarnishing a once-promising path and person. In John