CineMaven's: ESSAYS from the COUCH
I figure I’d start you off with this nice 40-second clip I took at the 2012 TCM Film Festival:
…because it’s going to get pretty bad girl, pretty fast. 1,495 more words
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Joseph H. Lewis’ crackling Gun Crazy is a shining example of how damn good a so-called B-movie can be. Based on a story by novelist MacKinlay Kantor that appeared in the… 708 more words
"The Brotherhood of Evil Geeks"
Since we are in the midst of the Halloween season I figured I’d take a look at a more horror themed movie in today’s Pulp Corner. 743 more words
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The not-really-so-ugly Rex Harrison with the dashed lovely Peggy Cummins in ESCAPE. A few quotes/paraphrases from my telephonic chat with P.C. can be read in this week’s edition of… 29 more words
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Two Jacques Tourneur movies came out in 1957, both superb, which is remarkable because he’d had quite an up-and-down career, mostly.
NIGHTFALL, from a David Goodis novel, has some classic noir illogicality, adding to its waking nightmare feel. 423 more words
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To celebrate the Joseph L. Mankiewicz retrospective in New York, The Forgotten this week looks at a very engaging late work.
Excitingly, I had a chance to speak to Peggy Cummins on Wednesday morning. 38 more words
Gun Crazy (1950)
Directed by Joseph H. Lewis
King Brothers Productions / United Artists
Before there was Bonnie and Clyde there was Gun Crazy. 765 more words
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