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Senility is forgetting where your ace in the hole is holed up.


Ace in the Hole (1951)

Director: Billy Wilder

Early in Ace in the Hole, journalist Chuck Tatum finds himself stranded in Albuquerque and makes his way to the local paper. 258 more words


Kirk Douglas: Disaster Tourism for Fun & Profit

We humans are fascinated by disaster and tragedy.

Many tourist attractions (politely named “Interpretive Centres”) have been built on the sites of man-made and natural disasters. 659 more words


Ace in the Hole (1951) & Nightcrawler (2014)

Ace in the Hole concentrates on the abrasive former big city journalist, Chuck Tatum (Kirk Douglas), after he has blown every chance and decimated his own life doing as he pleased. 932 more words


My Week in Movies, 2015 Week 16

Movie-wise, this has not been a productive week. It seems every time I sat down to write up a review (at time of writing I still have 6 pending, some from a few weeks back now) another big trailer would come up, one that I’d want to cover in my… 731 more words

My Week In Movies

Ace in the Hole (1951, Billy Wilder)

Ace in the Hole moves while the script–from director Wilder, Lesser Samuels and Walter Newman–never races. In fact, it’s deliberate and methodical, maybe even redundant at times (especially in the first act). 301 more words