LFF Review: Nebraska

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Nebraska_PosterStarring: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk, Stacey Keach

Directed by: Alexander Payne

We all know elderly people who believe whatever they’re told, and some who are a little too stubborn for their own good, so it’s very likely anyone who watches Nebraska will see something familiar in the lead character. Alexander Payne’s latest film stars Bruce Dern in the lead, alongside Will Forte, June Squibb, Stacey Keach and Bob Odenkirk.

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Thoughts on The Great Gatsby (1974)

gatsby robertmiaStarring: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, Sam Waterston, Karen Black, Lois Chiles

Directed by: Jack Clayton

In the run up to the release of the new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the 1974 film, starring Robert Redford as Jay Gatsby, was released on blu-ray, and I got it, and watched it, to see what filmmakers made of the book 40 years ago, and so I can compare it to Baz Luhrmann’s version when I finally see that next week. This is not meant as a proper review, just comments on a few things that really stood out to me.
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