Adam_Zanzie

Writer/director based in Burbank, CA.

Graduate of the David Lynch Master's in Film program.

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  • Marty

    Marty

    ★★★★

    Second complete viewing.

    To my surprise, I prefer the short simplicity of the Rod Steiger TV version.

  • Marty

    Marty

    ★★★★½

    Last night I watched the original live television broadcast of "Marty" from 1953, starring Rod Steiger in the title role. I read from Paddy Chayefsky's teleplay while watching.

    It's as deeply moving as the feature film which was later inspired by it.
    Rod Steiger's take on Marty is different from what Ernest Borgnine did with the role. Steiger plays Marty as a man who is simply average-looking, and whose awkwardness and total lack of confidence is the reason why he's…

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  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    ★★★★★

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=P817PgBqfmg

    For the first time ever in his career making movies, Hall Bartlett knew exactly what he was doing. He was adapting a best-selling novella by Richard Bach about a prophetic seagull, and he was going to turn it into a major motion picture. It was going to be an independently-financed film with as little studio interference as possible. And by the end of the ten-month shooting schedule, Bartlett had mortgaged his home and invested every last one of his…

  • A Thousand Clowns

    A Thousand Clowns

    ★★★★½

    Well... my simple, child reaction of what you did is that you are not funny. Funnier than you is even Stuart Schlossman, who is my friend, and is 11, and puts walnuts in his mouth and makes noises. What's *not* funny is to call us names. And what is mostly not funny is how sad you are, and I'd feel sorry for you -- if it wasn't for how dull you are. And those are the worst-tasting potato chips I've ever tasted. And that's my opinion from the blue, blue sky.