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Sleuth. Class War, Jumped Up Pantry Boys, and Threatening Rich Folk.

A few days ago, I realised that I was waking up on the morning of what would have been Anthony Shaffer’s 90th birthday.  (It was also, necessarily, the birthday of his twin brother Peter.)   Anthony Shaffer had a great screenplay-writing time of it in the early seventies, with  723 more words

Absolution (1978 UK)

Anthony Shaffer’s scripts are nearly always identifiable by the way they stay cleverly one step ahead of the viewer. In his original scripts, such as The Wicker Man and Sleuth, Shaffer skilfully hides shocking and memorable twists right up to the films’ conclusion. 466 more words


Titanic Bergdahl Struggle

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer referred to the issue of “charging” Bowe Bergdahl with “desertion” as a “titanic struggle behind the scenes” between the “Pentagon,” which wants to charge Bergdahl, and the… 515 more words


Generation Clash (the Wicker Man, 1973)

1973’s the Wicker Man, starring the late Edward Woodward and Christopher Lee is one of those hard to classify films.  For one, while it is considered horror, it’s a movie lacking much carnage.  1,039 more words


Theater Week - Cloud Tectonics

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 10, 2015



A Drop in the Bucket: The Big Dreams of Tiny Things – Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents their latest annual family-friendly outdoor giant puppet extravaganza. 293 more words

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