Tag Archives: Gilda

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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Great Movie Posters

A meme has been going around Facebook to post your favorite movie poster of “a great film.” It’s been a lot of fun to see all the different artwork posted by people. Figured I’d share some of them. First, I … Continue reading

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“The Long Shadow of Gilda“: My Essay Up on Criterion

The Criterion Collection’s release of Charles Vidor’s Gilda came out this week. You can order it here. Special features include: commentary track by critic Richard Schickel, interview with Film Noir guru Eddie Mueller, plus a couple of wonderful heart-warming clips … Continue reading

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It’s Gilda-out-on-Criterion Day.

The Criterion Collection’s release of Charles Vidor’s Gilda is available starting today. You can order it here. The release includes a booklet of essays about the film, including one by yours truly. Order now, yo.

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Coming Soon: Gilda on Criterion

The Criterion Collection release of Charles Vidor’s Gilda will be available on Criterion in Blu-Ray on January 19, 2016. You can pre-order here. The release includes an essay I’ve written about the film. Some other great special features, too!

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October 2015 Viewing Diary

Moontide (1942; d. Archie Mayo – and an uncredited Fritz Lang) And John O’Hara wrote the screenplay. How I love this film. Ida Lupino plays a suicidal girl, rescued from the waves by Bobo (a to-die-for Jean Gabin). Bobo is … Continue reading

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Rita Hayworth Dancing: The Supercut

A kind of famous mash-up, showing various clips of Rita Hayworth dancing throughout her career, all to the disco-beat of The Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive.” Don’t let the gimmick distract. Watch her moves. This was a woman who started dancing, … Continue reading

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Announcement: The Criterion Collection’s January Release: Gilda (1946)

So this has been percolating for a couple of months, but wanted to hold off saying anything until Criterion made the announcement. Criterion just announced their January 2016 releases and one of them is the classic twisted noir/movie-musical Gilda, the … Continue reading

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“I feel I am an actress. I feel I have talent.” – Rita Hayworth

Wonderful 1967 interview with Rita Hayworth, on Gilda, the old star system, and being stereo-typed. Hayworth was grateful for what Gilda did for her (she became the biggest star in the world – and she was alREADY beloved by American … Continue reading

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September 2015 Viewing Diary

I got a pretty big writing assignment this past month, with a deadline of October 5. So I’ve been working hard, researching, as the below list will probably show. Not ready to talk about it yet, still working on the … Continue reading

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