October 16, 2014
"How do I respond to criticism? Critically. I listen to all criticism critically."

— Paul Thomas Anderson

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September 24, 2014
The children of Midwich, from the film Village of the Damned, really creeped me out when I saw it as a kid. Definitely on my list of creepiest kids in movies

The children of Midwich, from the film Village of the Damned, really creeped me out when I saw it as a kid. Definitely on my list of creepiest kids in movies

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September 18, 2014
Young Frankenstein: Why Horror and Comedy Mix So Well

Young Frankenstein: Why Horror and Comedy Mix So Well

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September 14, 2014
Getting Lost Again

Getting Lost Again (and hopefully finding myself)

Reese Witherspoon in the forthcoming film, Wild

“People make mistakes in life through believing too much, but they have a damned dull time if they believe too little.” – James Hilton

Getting Lost has continued to be a popular post on this site for a few years. That tells me that I am not alone in my interest in the idea that getting lost is sometimes the path to getting found.

I have posted a…

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July 18, 2014
"Culture is fundamental. Literature saves you. Cinema saves you."

Léa Seydoux

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July 3, 2014

Ah, The Loved One - a 1965 oddball (in a good way) comedy with Jonathan Winters, Rod Steiger, Sir John Gielgud, Robert Morse and Rod Steiger about the Hollywood funeral business.

based on the equally worthwhile novel by Evelyn Waugh

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June 17, 2014
"Everybody’s hell is different. It’s not all fire and pain. The real hell is your life gone wrong."

What Dreams May Come

What Dreams May Come (film)

What Dreams May Come (original novel)

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June 17, 2014
The Penultimate Truth About Philip K. Dick

The Penultimate Truth About Philip K. Dick (named after his 1964 novel of humanity tricked into living in underground warrens) seeks out the writer’s friends, colleagues, collaborators, stepdaughter, therapist, and wives (three of them, anyway), assembling a portrait of the man who could create so many textual worlds at once so off-kilter and so tapped into our real worries and obsessions. Each of these interviewees regards differently Dick’s dedication to the pursuits of both literary achievement and psychonautical adventure, his complicated conception of the true nature of reality, his at times unpredictable behavior, and his penchant for encounters with the divine. Director Emeliano Larre and writer Patricio Vega’s 2007 documentary reveals one of the most fascinating personalities in late 20th-century letters, though, as any professor of literature will tell you, we ultimately have to return to the work itself.       continue

June 15, 2014

Watch the animated  Animal Farm' adaptation of Orwell’s novel Funded by the CIA (1954) http://t.co/SlPlmIZi89

In the middle of the twentieth century, America’s CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) saw art and culture as a weapon.

They secretly funded an animated adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm as anti-Soviet propaganda. Orwell’s satirical, allegorical tale in which livestock overtake their farm from its human owners and turn, without hesitation, into illogical tyrants was read as a novel and a film version of Animal Farm would, so the CIA presumably hoped, get the message across more immediately and accessibly — especially after they’d demanded certain simplifications of the story.

Taking pains not to reveal its identity, the CIA simply became in 1954 a set of somewhat demanding “financial backers” for the animated Animal Farm; to take on Orwell’s “memorable fable” (as the opening titles put it), the CIA went with the animation studio of John Halas and Joy Batchelor, resulting in the first British-made animated feature ever theatrically released.

April 27, 2014
Ah, I miss film.

Ah, I miss film.

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April 21, 2014
John Lennon

John Lennon

April 21, 2014
Fort Apache

Fort Apache

Ah,  to spend a day playing again

with my plastic 1950s Fort Apache stockade.

Like the movie, I am Captain Kirby.

but no Henry Fonda takes my command,

and no Indians or soldiers get killed.

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April 12, 2014


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February 25, 2014

High Fidelity (2000)

good film
good soundtrack
and a good book by a good writer (Nick Hornby)

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February 18, 2014
Cinéma véritéView Post

Cinéma vérité

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