Saturday, December 20, 2014

SONY Execs should watched HIGH NOON before responding to Hack Attacks

High Noon (1952)
Sony execs should have watched High Noon before responding so cravenly to the hack attacks. They’d have known better than to cut and run. In the classic film, the town’s legal authority, the Judge -- who is advising Marshal Will Kane to cut and run – says: “this is just a dirty little village in the middle of nowhere, nothing that happens here is really important.”
Will Kane, who does not cut and run, knows better.

All the other Hollywood studios – every single one -- Sony’s alleged creative partners, who also cut like “craven cowards,” refusing to stand up for Sony, should have watched High Noon, too. As Helen Ramirez says to her ex-lover, the deputy Harvey Pell: “… Kane will be dead in half an hour, and nobody is going to do anything about it … and when he dies, this town dies, too.”
Unlike Sony, Helen Ramirez understood what makes a democracy work; understood why a democracy works.

In acceding to the demands of the hackers -- in cutting and running -- Sony execs have made it sadly clear that they do not understand what makes a democracy work. Because what happens to one single film studio in Hollywood – “this dirty little village” – matters, indeed.
-John Mulholland, Writer/Director

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

On the Set of "High Noon" Gary Cooper, Director Fred Zinnemann and Grace Kelly

On the set of HIGH NOON
Gary Cooper, Fred Zinnemann and Grace Kelly

INSIDE HIGH NOON A Documentary on the 1952 film HIGH NOON - Written/Directed by: John Mulholland Narrated by: Frank Langella Produced by: Richard Zampella & Shannon Mulholland. On Camera Interviews: President William Clinton, Tim Zinneman (son of director Fred Zinneman), Jonathan Foreman (son of screenwriter Carl Foreman), Crown Prince Albert of Monaco (Grace Kelly's son), Maria Cooper (Gary Cooper's daughter), Brian Garfield, Lee Clark Mitchell,Stephen Prince, Meir Ribalow
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Monday, January 6, 2014

William Faulkner quote on High Noon

“High Noon has all you need for a good story: a man doin’ something he has to do, against himself, against his environment.”  -William Faulkner

Gary Cooper in HIGH NOON

Inside High Noon, a documentary on the 1952 film High Noon.
Narrated by Frank Langella
Written & Directed by John Mulholland
Produced by Richard Zampella & Shannon Mulholland
On Camera Participants: President Bill Clinton, King Albert of Monaco, Brian Garfield, Jonathan Foreman, Tim Zinnemann, Maria Cooper, Lee Clark Mitchell, Stephen Prince and M.Z. Ribalow

High Noon - 2 Disc DVD

High Noon - 2 Disc DVD
Release Date: June 10th, 2008