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Episode 10 of ‘The Clutching Hand’

Hang onto your hats, everyone! The next episode of this film is ready to roll! Feast your eyes on Episode Ten of The Clutching Hand! (Ha ha ha … maniacal laughter!)

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Celebrating Ten Years of Blogging

Originally posted on Silver Screenings:
Marilyn Monroe stops by for some cake. Image: A Walking Stereotype Dear Friend, Today is the 10th Anniversary of our blog. We can hardly believe it. Ten years ago, we published our first post…and several…

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A Film For Friday: The Hustler

Originally posted on Paul D. Brazill:
From Wikipedia: The Hustler?is a 1961 American?CinemaScope?drama film?directed by?Robert Rossen?from?Walter Tevis‘s?1959 novel of the same name, adapted for the screen by Rossen and?Sidney Carroll. It tells the story of small-time pool?hustler?”Fast” Eddie Felson and…

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The Unlikely Real Life American Inspirations Behind James Bond

Originally posted on Screenwriting from Iowa:
“It struck me that this brief, unromantic, Anglo-Saxon and yet very masculine name was just what I needed, and so a second James Bond was born.”—Ian Fleming on picking the name James Bond In…

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Crime Cafe Podcast Interview

Originally posted on Lindsey Richardson:
This will be a quick post, but I just wanted to share that this past Friday I sat down and spoke about books, writing, and everything in between with the Crime Cafe podcast. This was…

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MY CINEMATIC ROMANCE #21 – SEAN CONNERY (R.I.P 1930 – 2020)

Originally posted on The Cinema Fix presents::
MY CINEMATIC ROMANCE #21 – SEAN CONNERY (R.I.P 1930 – 2020) “There’s one major difference between James Bond and me. He is able to sort out problems!” — Sean Connery Sadly, the great…

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SIX OF THE BEST #26 – ENNIO MORRICONE (R.I.P 1928-2020)

Originally posted on The Cinema Fix presents::
SIX OF THE BEST #26 – ENNIO MORRICONE – (R.I.P – 1928-2020) “If you scroll through all the movies I’ve worked on, you can understand how I was a specialist in westerns, love…

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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie – A Video Essay

Originally posted on Closely Watched Films:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV5VVVGKZLw I recently uploaded my first video essay to Youtube, discussing the themes of class and conflict within Luis Buñuel’s ‘The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie’. After being introduced to the format of a…

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In Memoriam: Jerry Stiller

RIP Jerry Stiller. 😦 via In Memoriam: Jerry Stiller

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GREAT ENSEMBLE FILM CASTS #4 – HELL DRIVERS (1957)

Originally posted on The Cinema Fix presents::
GREAT ENSEMBLE FILM CASTS #4 – HELL DRIVERS (1957) Directed by: Cy Endfield Produced by: Benjamin Fisz and Earl St John Written by: Cy Endfield and John Kruse Cast: Stanley Baker, Peggy Cummins,…

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