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Watched an old noir I’d never seen before, Trapped, with Lloyd Bridges as the anti-hero, a moltenly sexy Barbara Payton before she’d carrie fishered herself into oblivion, and the guy who played proto-Bones in the… 90 more words


The Samurai, Western, and Film Noir

It’s somewhat amusing how George Lucas stole from Akira Kurosawa when Kurosawa himself tended to swipe things.

I recently got around to watching the commentary of the Criterion Collection version of… 351 more words


Cool Posters Thursday (6/22/2017): Chinatown

This is in my top five of all time favorite movies. A classic from start to finish. I thought I might champion it this week with a few posters. 66 more words


Rancho Notorious (1952)


After his fiancee is brutally raped and murdered by a bandit, cowhand Vern Haskell (Arthur Kennedy, Peyton Place) sets out to find the man responsible for the death of his beloved sweetheart. 422 more words

Classic Era

Summer Reading Challenge: Black & White Cinema: A Short History - Wheeler Winston Dixon

Black & White Cinema: A Short History – Wheeler Winston Dixon
Rutgers University Press, 2015
Paperback, 220 pages plus works cited, index
ISBN 9780813572413

“To shoot a film is to organize an entire universe.” – Ingmar Bergman… 562 more words




At Film Night we have a protocol in place for televised live football matches, and it is as follows:  Chris Corner watches the first half at his house, and then as soon as the ref blows his whistle for half-time he sets off walking at a brisk pace. 630 more words