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Couldn’t Do It Today

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:   Related Sax wrote about Joe Dante here and here. I wrote about exploitation movies here.

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Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The disaster film — which I think includes the giant monster film — has long been a venue for plots that encompass multiple characters, motives, and locations. One of the genre’s pleasures lies in our appreciation of how … Continue reading

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “The Reckless Moment”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Back when movie posters were important as advertisements, and many theaters were independently run, some printing companies offered posters that functioned as alternatives to the studio-approved designs. Theaters looking to promote a film in a unique … Continue reading

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “Illusion Travels by Streetcar”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: A country-of-origin poster from Bunuel’s Mexican period. Love the green-red coloration.

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “Grand Illusion”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: This poster, for a ’40s release of “Grand Illusion,” is generally regarded as the best design for the film. It’s by Bernard Lancy. Related Lancy on Pinterest.

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Notes on “Thirteen Women”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: One of the many quasi-horror films released in the wake of Universal’s “Dracula” and “Frankenstein,” this RKO production from 1932 offers the intriguing spectacle of Myrna Loy playing an archvillainess. Her character, Ursula Georgi, is a … Continue reading

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Looking Back at the ’60s, 1: “The Fog of War”

Paleo Retiree writes: Bugged and annoyed by Errol Morris’s recent movie about Donald Rumsfeld (which Fabrizio dealt with thoroughly here), I just caught up with “The Fog of War,” Morris’ 2003 visit with Robert S. McNamara, the former Ford Motors “whiz kid” … Continue reading

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