Second Looks: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Fred C. Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) is having poor luck down in Tampico, Mexico. When he’s hired on at an oil field and meets a fellow American named Curtin (Tim Holt). Together, the men stand up to the fella who hired them, Pat McCormick (Barton MacLaine), when he tries to keep the money he owes them. Soon, they’ve got a plan to put that money to … Continue reading Second Looks: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

“The Dead” by James Joyce vs. The Dead (John Huston, 1987)

Legendary director John Huston’s final film, The Dead (1987), was adapted from James Joyce’s short story of the same title. I was recently assigned to re-read “The Dead” (for about the 300th time) for one of my English courses, so I decided it was time to finally give the adaptation a watch as well, with the story fresh in my mind. NOTE: This post will … Continue reading “The Dead” by James Joyce vs. The Dead (John Huston, 1987)