Tag Archives: Robert Mitchum

December 2016 Viewing Diary

Supernatural, Season 7, Episode 22, “There Will Be Blood” (2012; d. Guy Norman Bee) I had started a re-watch of Season 7 in November, so I finished it out this month. Season 7 was one of my least favorites, when … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Bill Nunn, aka “Radio Raheem”

In the comments section for Spike Lee’s FB message passing on the sad news of the death of Bill Nunn (most well-known for his portrayal of Radio Raheem in Do the Right Thing, although he had a long career with … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Robert Mitchum

Robert Mitchum, Cannes 1954, photograph by Leo Mirkine Excerpt from Are You Anybody? An Actor’s Life, by Bradford Dillman For the past fifty years Robert Mitchum has been captivating filmgoers with his sleepy demeanor. He was the first actor to … 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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May 2015 Viewing Diary

The X-Files, Season 2 Episode 20 “Humbug” (1995; d. Kim Manners). Mulder and Scully investigate murders among circus-folk. Laugh-out-loud funny, especially Mulder in the fun-house, sliding out of the wall, gun drawn. The X-Files, Season 2 Episode 22 “The Calusari” … Continue reading

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Thunder Road (1958): Gearhead Heaven

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January 2015: Viewing Diary

I’m going to start listing everything I saw each month. It’ll be a good way for me to keep track, and also a good record for my end-of-year lists. So here’s everything I watched in January, 2015. Inherent Vice (2014; … Continue reading

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Snapshots

— Picking up my “Chronological Shakespeare” reading project, which I’ve done once before, years ago. It’s so fun, time-consuming but well worth it. Currently reading Merry Wives of Windsor which feels completely ridiculous as well as an enormous sigh of … Continue reading

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Because …

He’s the best, that’s why. And this photograph is smokin’.

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Supernatural: Season 1, Episode 16: “Shadow”

Directed by Kim Manners Written by Eric Kripke “Sam, this is bigger than you think.” – John Winchester said. I’ll say. Shadow is one of the rare urban-setting episodes, which always seems to bring out interesting romantic things in the … Continue reading

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