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More on Fear Films

So many genres in the fear film category: Sci Fi, atomized insects, people being turned into animals, ghosts, zombies, haunted houses, monsters . . . . but whoever thought about hillbillies? click here Advertisements

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Dawson Creek: Frozen Time

I saw an article in the LA Times about a documentary that looked fascinating, I thought it was about Dawson Creek but no, it’s about film that ended up in Dawson City, site of the Yukon gold rush.  I don’t … Continue reading

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The Thin Man

I watched After the Thin Man last night and once again laughed at the gags, pratfalls and overall humor of the film while at the same time trying to figure out “who dunnit”.  Myrna Loy and William Powell have such … Continue reading

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Magnificent Seven redeux

So there’s a remake of the Magnificent Seven?  Hmmmmm, not sure I am interested as I’m so attached to McQueen, Brynner, et al that I don’t want confusion but I do want to watch “Seven Samurai” on the big screen … Continue reading

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Eight Men Out and Judge Kenesaw Landis

Today’s film was an interesting and historically accurate look at the times when baseball was in it’s infancy and corruptible.  Bad behavior of owners created player revolts and the temptation to take bribes was the result. The owners brought in … Continue reading

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Deborah Kerr – many nominations, no oscars

Last night we watched “The Sundowners” with Robert Mitchum, Kerr and Peter Ustinov.  Directed by Fred Zinneman.  The film was made in 1960 and might have been one of the first glimpses of Australia that many Americans ever saw.  Mitchum … Continue reading

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Seven Days in May and Paths of Glory

We watched Seven Days in May (1964) last night with Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster and I couldn’t help but notice that George Macready played a senior politician who confronts a rogue general (Douglas) about the perceived threat of a … Continue reading

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