Martin Balsam

Tora! Tora! Tora!

December 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

Cooperative movie productions have become fairly common in Hollywood. Studios pool their resources, minimize risk by sharing the production costs, even if it means sharing credits with your competitor. In business terms that is a major step, as anyone can [...]

Cape Fear (1962)

October 9, 2001 // 0 Comments

Perhaps the most interesting observation after watching the 1962 thriller ’Cape Fear’ is that Martin Scorsese’s 1991 remake compliment each other, fleshing out themes but still respecting the inspiration. Universal Home Video has just released the [...]

The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three

March 27, 2000 // 0 Comments

’The Taking of Pelham One Two Three’ is an engrossing thriller featuring an exceptionally strong cast. Despite some technical hiccups in its new DVD incarnation, this 1974 nail-biter still packs a wallop, recognizing that a cool, logical mind in the [...]

Tora! Tora! Tora!

October 27, 1999 // 0 Comments

An article in a recent issue of "Entertainment Weekly" focused on cooperative cross-overs between major Hollywood studios. The piece discussed how this was becoming more common, but that most of the big players didn’t like sharing finances or [...]