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Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2016

I look at this and I wonder why I always feel like I haven’t done jack-squat. Or, at the very least, I could do more. Well, I always can do more. Regardless, here are links to some of the things … Continue reading

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July 2016 Viewing Diary

The Great Gatsby (2013; d. Baz Luhrmann) Watched 3 times. Never written about it before. I think there’s a genius in it. The Great Gatsby (1974; d. Jack Clayton) Never written about it before. I DON’T think there’s a genius … Continue reading

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The Man In the Mirror

You didn’t think I’d forgotten, did you? I forget nothing. I still haven’t written the damn thing but I now have a file folder on my desktop filled with screengrabs of men looking at themselves (or at somebody else) in … Continue reading

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Collaborators

Here. And because I cannot resist:

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Dean Stockwell: Compulsion on Broadway

Found some cool images of the 1957/58 Broadway production of Compulsion. Compulsion, the novel, was written by Meyer Levin and became a bestseller. It’s based on the Leopold and Loeb case, although he changed all the names – morphed a … Continue reading

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Compulsion:

It delighted me to see that Mental Multivitamin has recently seen Compulsion – her comments are here, very insightful. Orson Welles’ reading of the last line of the film (“In those years to come, you might find yourself asking if … Continue reading

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Captain Stubing in Compulsion

I mentioned here that Gavin Macleod was in Compulsion – but I had a hard time figuring out (at first) which one he was. Now I know – he’s an assistant district attorney (I’m assuming) – and he has a … Continue reading

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Compulsion (1959); Dir. Richard Fleischer

Compulsion, 1959 – directed by Richard Fleischer, starring Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, and Bradford Dillman. The names are changed – but it’s the story of the Leopold/Loeb murders. First half of the film: the crime. Second half: the trial, where … Continue reading

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Dean Stockwell montage

Dean Stockwell and Ernest Hemingway, 1950s That’s Stockwell in “Compulsion” – the Leopold and Loeb story – from 1959. Orson Welles stars. Dean Stockwell in the classic “Secret Garden” – in 1949 – I saw that movie a million times … Continue reading

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