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We Will Make a Little America of This Island!

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Cyrus Harding and his companions remained an hour at the top of the mountain. The island was displayed under their eyes, like a plan in relief with different tints, green for the forests, yellow for the … Continue reading

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For the Bright Side of the Painting I Had a Limited Sympathy

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: In no affairs of mere prejudice, pro or con, do we deduce inferences with entire certainty even from the most simple data. It might be supposed that a catastrophe such as I have just related would … Continue reading

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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Frank Frazetta’s cover for Carson of Venus by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Click on the image to enlarge. Related Three erotic Tarzans. Fabrizio on the 80s movie adaptation of KING SOLOMON’S MINES.

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“After Earth”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I’ve never been a fan of M. Night Shyamalan’s brand of high-concept solemnity. Yet his latest, the sci-fi fantasy “After Earth,” is so measured — so delicate and quiet and grave — that I found myself … Continue reading

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Things I Wish They’d Told Me About Women

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: This article got me thinking: Where relationships are concerned, is it possible that women are bigger fantasists than men? I’ve known quite a few gals who seemed to construct fantasies around me — that I was … Continue reading

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Overlooked Oeuvres: Winsor McCay (1867-1934)

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Winsor McCay strikes me as an underappreciated artist. Oh, he’s pretty well kown for his comic strips, all-time classics like “Little Nemo” and “Dream of the Rarebit Fiend.” But as a maker of movies he’s often dismissed as … Continue reading

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Fear of Movies

Sax von Stroheim writes: Two new movies, both good, by any reasonable objective standard, in that they seem to successfully achieve what they set out to achieve. But one betrays a fear of commitment, a fear of failure, while the … Continue reading

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