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March 2024 Viewing Diary

Conspiracy (2001; d. Frank Pierson) I went down a little Wannsee Conference rabbit hole so figured I’d re-watch this chilling nasty little movie. Lured (1947; d. Douglas Sirk) I had never seen this. I love discovering new Douglas Sirks! This … Continue reading

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February 2023 Viewing Diary

Reboot (2022) Allison and I watched it together when I was in New York for the first half of this month. I adore this series and am so bummed it wasn’t picked up for Season 2. We had a blast … Continue reading

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The Books: Garson Kanin’s Hollywood, by Garson Kanin

Next book on the Hollywood shelf: Garson Kanin’s Hollywood, by Garson Kanin Garson Kanin wrote. Boy, he wrote. He wrote screenplays, and plays, and books. He wrote gossipy books about his famous friends (some of whom never forgave him for … Continue reading

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Quotes On Acting: John Barrymore: “By the time I’m visible to the audience I am Ibbetson, quite.”

John Barrymore, interviewed on acting: An actor’s performance, at best, is the way he happens to feel about a certain character … I’m a bit of Peter Ibbetson and a bit of Jack Barrymore. At least, I never utterly forget … Continue reading

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Carole Lombard Double Feature

Last night at the Film Forum. 8 p.m.: 9:45 p.m.: It did my heart good to see that both shows were sold out. The line was down the block, and last night was a pretty bitter windy night, so to … Continue reading

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Twentieth Century Clip:

As accompaniment to the post below this one – here is the opening sequences of Howard Hawks’s brilliant Twentieth Century: It just makes me LAUGH – every second: it’s broad, it’s specific, it’s completely ludicrous … yet in that world, … Continue reading

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The Books: “Howard Hawks: The Grey Fox of Hollywood” (Todd McCarthy)

Next book on my “entertainment biography” shelf: Howard Hawks: The Grey Fox of Hollywood, by Todd McCarthy Howard Hawks is my favorite director (one of my big posts on him here), and this book is fantastic. It’s enormous, only true … Continue reading

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Weekend snapshots

— I washed my walls. They are a lovely pale yellow color and I was horrified at how black my damn Melaleuca cloth was when I was done. City air. Filthy. Invisible and filthy. Horrors. I cleaned like a whirling … Continue reading

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