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“Godfather” Reunion at Tribeca 2017

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From left to right, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Francis Ford Coppola, James Caan, Al Pacino and Talia Shire at the “Godfather Reunion” at Radio City Music Hall, as part of the Tribeca Film Festival, 2017

April 30, 2017.  On Saturday, April 29, the Tribeca Film Festival presented an incredible historical event at Radio City Music Hall. “The Godfather” (1972) and “The Godfather: Part II” (1974) were screened, followed by a reunion Q & A with the films’ director Francis Ford Coppola, actors Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, James Caan, Diane Keaton and Talia Shire (no relation, but I was thrilled to see my tickets next to hers at the “will call” window). The talk was moderated by movie director Taylor Hackford. The event began at 1:00 and went until about 9:30. Read the rest of this entry

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution on Blu-ray and DVD

(left to right) Alan Arkin, Nicol Williamson and Robert Duvall in "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution"

(left to right) Alan Arkin, Nicol Williamson and Robert Duvall in “The Seven-Per-Cent Solution”

“The Seven-Per-Cent Solution,” the 1976 Oscar nominated, Nicholas Meyer scripted, Sherlock Holmes tale will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on January 22. The film is not based on any of the original Sherlock Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (referred to as “the canon” by my late father, a Holmes enthusiast).  Despite this, Meyer, who wrote the screenplay based on his novel of the same title, has created a ripping yarn in the best tradition of Conan Doyle, seamlessly weaving together fact and fiction (although my father would never admit that Holmes was a fictional character).    Read the rest of this entry