Melvyn Douglas

The Americanization Of Emily

July 7, 2005 // 0 Comments

"The first dead man on Omaha beach must be a sailor", Admiral William Jessup (Melvyn Douglas) says with the unmistakable self-assurance that could only come from a very sick mind. You see, the Admiral has a few loose screws but that has not [...]

The Tenant

June 30, 2003 // 0 Comments

A good portion of paranoia, thrown in with a mysterious thriller and the gloomy yet somewhat exotic atmosphere of a French city is the recipe Roman Polanski uses for his film ’The Tenant.’ In a sense he revisits ’Rosemary’s Baby’ here, only with [...]

Being There

May 1, 2001 // 0 Comments

I miss Peter Sellers. There was something gentle, something very real about his comedic performances. Whether it was the bumbling Inspector Clouseau, the megalomaniac Dr. Strangelove or the Italian master criminal "the Fox" from 1966’s [...]

The Changeling

September 18, 2000 // 0 Comments

As with many Generation X’ers, I love horror film from the late 70s-early 80s, and one of my favorites is the underrated ’The Changeling’. In the film, George C. Scott plays composer John Russell, who has just lost his wife and daughter in an auto [...]