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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Happy Birthday, Dean Stockwell

Those of you who have read me for a while will remember the Dean Stockwell Year. Today is his birthday. Dean Stockwell is still with us. I treasure his body of work (still in progress). One small thing about one … 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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