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Journey to the Center of the Earth

PLOT (spoiler alert!!!):

In Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1880, Professor Sir Oliver Lindenbrook (James Mason), a geologist at the University of Edinburgh, is given a piece of volcanic rock by his admiring student, Alec McEwan (Pat Boone). 1,522 more words

Movie Reviews

My Classic Movie Pick: Kisses for my President

With the possibility that former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may run for President in 2016, there is a classic movie that will run on June 30th on Turner Classics that already tackled that topic, a woman President for the United States. 511 more words


Journey To The Center of the Earth (1959)

James Mason had already starred in one successful Jules Verne adaptation so why not make it two.

And so he does turning in a splendid performance as the leader of an expedition to reach the inner depths of the earth we live upon. 401 more words

Daily Take

Mix Tape Blues

So a lot has happened since last I blogged…I’ve got a literary agent, the wonderful Jim McCarthy at Dystel & Goderich, I finally got a halfway-decent haircut and, well, … 229 more words

Van Johnson is on the Case! - Scene of the Crime (1949)

In Scene of the Crime we are treated to protagonist Van Johnson’s portrayal of a detective out to solve the murder of another cop who had been gunned down in the street while working a side job for a bookie.  668 more words

The Telltale Mind