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Thespian Thursday: The Court Jester

by The Collected Mutineer

If someone asks me what my favorite film is, I’ll probably say Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl… 410 more words

The Collected Mutineer

Science and Meaning in the Cinema




Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965)

In the 1960’s, America and the Soviet Union were engaged in a “space race”. Both wanted to be the first to make it to the moon. 659 more words


Arthur Conan Doyle

I’ve spent a wonderful Sunday morning unboxing all my Arthur Conan Doyle. Some of them have been cooped up for over 3 years and now they can breathe. 133 more words

Martin Shone

Christmas Musical Monday: The Alcoa Hour presents The Stingiest Man in Town (1956)

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals.
In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. 615 more words

Musical Monday

A Tale of Two Cities (1935)

It’s no surprise that this adaptation begins with that oft-repeated bit of poetic parallelism. “It was the best of times it was the worst of times” 825 more words


The King's Thief (1955)

This sword wielding adventure is just the right tonic for a rainy Sunday afternoon if you can get your hands on a copy. By no means does it fall into the category of MGM’s other spectacles like Ivanhoe or Knights of the Round Table that were reserved for Robert Taylor but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t hold it’s own for the uninitiated. 670 more words

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