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Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Rebecca Miller is the daughter of Arthur Miller and Inge Morath (his third wife, his second was Marilyn). Miller is married to Daniel Day Lewis. 

"Personal Velocity" (2002) - A strong female vehicle, writer / director Rebecca Miller gives this film strength and insight with out compromising character events. Starring the amazing Parker Posey and the equally wow Fairuza Balk. Not given the theater push it deserved, available on DVD.

"The Crucible" (1996) - This okay version of Arthur Miller's play offers incredible performances by Wyonna Ryder & Daniel Day Lewis. Intense, in the moment look at the emotional side of witch hunts. 

Sofia Coppola is cousin to Nicolas Cage (who was married to Elvis's daughter, Lisa Marie and  Patricia Arquette, sister to David and Rosanne)AND Jason Schwartzmann,(Who's mother is Talia Shire of "Rocky" Fame). Sofia's Father, the infamous Francis Ford Coppola and Ex-Husband Spike Jonze are also writer directors. 

"Lost in Translation" (2003)- Beautifully written and filmed, by far one of Bill Murray's best performances. Coppola pulls Scarlett down to her most inner depths of acting. 

"Being John Malkovich" (1999)- This could have been a horrible farce, instead Director Spike Jonze captures the serious side of the silliest of concepts and turns Kaufman's insanity into a perfectly understandable and reasonable rant. Wonderful!! 


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