Shock and Awe and Blood and Tears Upon the Rooftops and Mountaintops in Life and in Cinema; Martin Scorsese and Alfred Hitchcock

Directors Martin Scorcese and Alfred Hitchcock have made some of the most memorable and influential films in American Cinema. With the majority of his work being made during Hollywood’s Classical Era; Hitchcock eventually became famous for the signature stylistic and thematic elements seen in so many of his pictures--like camera technique, casting and music. During …

Joan Baez and the Mafia

Studio City, CA I thought I saw Joan Baez in the parking garage beneath the Santa Monica supermarket, but it turned out to be nothing more than some woman who looked just like her. The air was unusually cold outside and it had rushed into the subterranean car lot via the escalator that peaked out …

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