Moshe Kurzweil

  • Pather Panchali or Song of the Little Road, the first of the Apu Trilogy, tells the tale of a number of years of Apu’s, the trilogies protagonist’s childhood. The film was the first of director Satyagit Ray. Pather Panchali was produced by the Government of the state of West Bengal and released in 1955. In this […]

  • Moshe Kurzweil commented on the blog post Psycho 10 years, 5 months ago

    I too am not really a horror movie fan. But for me, Psycho was much more than the horror films that I don’t enjoy. While it did have some pretty scary parts, as you said, Hitchcocks genius is letting us into the headspace of the characters. Thats what made the film good for me. I […]

  • I too was kinda shocked at how the old Aunt was treated by her family. Do you think that that might have been why Durga died? Some kind of punishment to her mother for not taking care of her aunt? Like you mentioned in you post, some kind of Karma. Speaking of karma, maybe Durga […]

  • I’ve always thought of this broadcast as the radio version of of Stanley Milgram’s experiment on obedience to authority. The masses will believe many things if it seems to be presented from a credible authority.

  • Moshe Kurzweil commented on the blog post Psycho! 10 years, 5 months ago

    I really liked your analogy that Marion is the appetizer for Bates. The way the film changes perspective really added to the tension we felt watching it. Once we think we know what the film is about it gets turned inside out. oh, and I agree that Perkin’s ability to act such a good nice […]

  • Hey, I too thought the film was sad. But you mentioned in your post that the father should not be forgiven. Did you feel the film made it seem like he was at fault? He seemed to be genuinely trying to provide for his family while being true to his morals. For me that was […]

  • Out of the Past, directed by Jacques Tourneur and released by RKO Radio Productions in 1947 is considered by many to be the quintessential film noir. In this analysis we will take a closer look at the scene where Jeff Markham and Kathie Moffat go back to Kathie’s cabin. The scene makes use of many of […]

  • I was surprised by how many laughs Ozu got out of us. I did not expect to laugh as much as I did, which was a pleasant surprise. I thought the clash between traditionalism and modernity was very well done, we saw it on many different levels, from dress to architecture to speech. I also found that a lot […]

  • I completely agree with your comment on the use of music in modern cinema. The music tells the audience how to feel about what they are watching.

  • I am really surprised by how Umberto D. has grown on me. When I first read that we were going to watch the film I asked from family and friends if they knew of it. The only one who did was my step mother and from what she could remember of it, I did not think […]

  • I’m still not quite sure how I feel about Citizen Kane. I definitely enjoyed the film from a purely entertainment value perspective. But I can’t come to grips with the whole “greatest film of all time” stuff. I don’t think I can get over it. I wish I had seen the film before I heard […]

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  • I really enjoyed The Public Enemy.  I can’t deny that Cagney played a very charming badass. The “light punch to the face” move is very classy indeed. The part of the film that really struck me was the “PSAish” intro and outro. For me, it was really reminiscent of “Refer Madness,” the now infamous anti-cannabis […]

  • Hello Fellow People!

    My name is Moshe. I’m a junior at QC and a media studies major.

    I’m not a film buff, but I believe that films have a tremendous ability to create an emotional response in people, much like music.

    I’m looking forward to sharing ideas with everyone. please feel free to comment.