Tag Archives: Dean Stockwell

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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Film Comment: Dean Stockwell “Sweet Agony”

Pretty happy with the layout of the “Dean Stockwell spread”. The Film Comment folks did an incredible job, and the screen-grabs they found are eloquent, illustrating the many scenes I mentioned in the essay. Still catching up with the rest … Continue reading

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My Film Comment essay on Dean Stockwell in 1959’s Compulsion

I have an essay in the September/October issue of Film Comment, in their new column “Finest Hour,” singing the praises of Dean Stockwell’s radical and honest performance as the sexually-repressed/tormented/closeted Judd Steiner in the 1959 film Compulsion (based on the … 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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Snapshots

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, which used to be a regular feature. — I went to the beach on Saturday to escape the mugginess, the stickiness, and because I am bogged down with two deadlines, … Continue reading

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June 2015 Viewing Diary

The X-Files, Season 5, Episode 7, “Emily” (1997; d. Kim Manners) Very intense. Good Lord. The X-Files, Season 5, Episode 8, “Kitsunegari” (1998; d. Daniel Sackheim) Ty Olsson as the green security guard. Hi, Benny from Supernatural! And Diana Scarwid! … Continue reading

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Dean Stockwell Remembers: 3 Stories About Errol Flynn

It’s Errol Flynn’s birthday today. Here’s an old post I wrote. In 1950, Dean Stockwell appeared in Kim with Errol Flynn. Stockwell was 12 or 13 when they filmed it, and nearing the end of his run as a child-actor. … Continue reading

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Song of the Thin Man: The Son of Nick and Nora Charles

Song of the Thin Man is on TCM tonight, so I thought I’d unearth one of my many (many) posts about Dean Stockwell. Song of the Thin Man is yet another movie where Dean Stockwell’s main job is to be … Continue reading

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Dean Stockwell’s Gesture: Exhibits A, B, and C

It’s a calling card.

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In Honor of Tomorrow’s Super Moon: The Werewolf of Washington (1973)

You know what sucks? When you’re the White House press secretary (and strangely, you look like John Dean and you also live in the Watergate, even though the Watergate scandal hasn’t even broke yet), and you’re on the President’s private … Continue reading

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