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Silver Saucers & Bug-Eyed Monsters

Keep Watching the Skies: American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties (21st Century Edition) by Bill Warren (Introduced by Howard Waldrop) McFarland & Company Inc., Publishers (2010) A thoroughly remarkable tome. At once an invaluable, nay, exhaustive resource and a … Continue reading

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Making Movies With Orson Welles by Gary Graver (with Andrew J. Rausch) (Scarecrow Press; 2008) Secured a copy of Gary Graver’s memoir Making Movies With Orson Welles through an interlibrary loan (all the way from the University of Alberta library … Continue reading

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“The Immortals”

Mark Kermode, in his latest collection of essays on cinema The Good, the Bad & the MultiPlex, talks about the “diminished expectations” of the general film-going public. Thanks to the never-ending parade of empty-headed blockbusters Hollywood dumps on us, we’ve … Continue reading

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Warning Shadows: Home Alone With Classic Cinema (book review)

Warning Shadows:  Home Alone With Classic Cinema by Gary Giddins (2010; W.W. Norton Company) I like Mr. Giddins’ approach to film:  it’s personal, unaffected and eclectic. The essays that make up Warning Shadows take on the usual suspects—Welles and Bogart … Continue reading

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