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Notes on “C.H.U.D.”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: It stands for cannibalistic humanoid underground dwellers. Released in 1984, “C.H.U.D.” is a late-in-cycle New-York-in-the-’70s movie that in some ways reminds me of Tim Burton’s “Batman,” itself an end-of-cycle New-York-in-the-’70s movie. Certain scenes, like the opening, … Continue reading

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I Require the Blood of Fifty Children

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The Caliph, however, whose ideas were confused, and whose head was embarrassed, went on administering justice at haphazard; till at length the prime vizir, perceiving his situation, hit upon a sudden expedient to interrupt the audience … Continue reading

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Notes on “The Birds”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The moods of Hitchcock’s movies from the ’50s and early ’60s were often keyed to his leading ladies. “Vertigo” is voluptuous and mysterious, like Kim Novak. “To Catch a Thief” is pert and a little mischievous, … Continue reading

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Remove the Veil, Annette

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: ‘Do you know which is my room?’ said she to Annette, as they crossed the hall. ‘Yes, I believe I do, ma’amselle; but this is such a strange rambling place! I have been lost in it … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Witchy Women

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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I Walked in a World of Their Invention

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I scarce know how to put my story into words that shall be a credible picture of my state of mind; but I was in these days literally able to find a joy in the extraordinary … Continue reading

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“Get Out”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Though Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” is set among the suburban white elite of Everywhere USA, its concerns are firmly rooted in the plantation. It ascribes to white liberals the motivations of slave-holders, and then asks them … Continue reading

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