Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Alec Guinness/AF Tip of the Day

I just watched Kind Hearts and Coronets (again), a Robert Hamer film. For those of you who haven't seen it Alec Guinness is amazing. Yes, it is an old film (1949) in Black & White, and yes it is British, but it is hilarious!

Alec Guinness plays an entire family, male and female, young and old. He always had a terrific range as an actor, it is too bad that some many people only remember him as Obi Wan in Star Wars. Although I will admit that he is the best part of the very first movie. He was one of the great actors of his time. Go to www.IMDB.com and check his films out, you will be amazed. I think I'll see if I can pick up The Bridge on the River Kwai again...

Anyway, if you haven't seen Kind Hearts and Coronets pick it up. Robert Hamer was a wonderful writer and director and even his bad films are so much better then what is currently in the theaters.

And here is your AF Tip of the Day.

Make watching good movies a habit. You'll learn more.
- - from The Angry Filmmaker Survival Guide
(coming 2008)


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