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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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“Forbidden Planet”…and warm memories of another time

We’ll call this a eulogy for fallen stars. Leslie Nielsen and Anne Francis were two of the principals associated with the ground-breaking 1956 science fiction film “Forbidden Planet”.  They died within months of each other (November 28, 2010 & January … Continue reading

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Films With the “Arete” Stuff

My response to a particular film is personal and intimate. I have little interest in theory or cant when it comes to the arts.  I have no academic credentials and attended exactly one college-level course on film history.  I’m barely … Continue reading

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