Tag Archives: Out of the Past

“My ambition is to be an actress. Hollywood had no parts for me.”—Theresa Harris

It’s her birthday today. Criminally, Theresa Harris often went uncredited in the films she appeared in. Nevertheless, she always made an impression. She is probably most well-known now for her unforgettable and realistic performance in the pre-Code Baby Face, as … 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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Out of the Past: The Battle of the Under-Actors

Excerpt from Lee Server’s Robert Mitchum: Baby, I Don’t Care: Director and star proved to be ideally matched. In [Robert] Mitchum, [Jacques] Tourneur had found the most expressive embodiment of his own cinematic aesthetic of eloquent, subversive resistance and oneiric … Continue reading

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Movie Poster: Out of the Past

It’s one of my all-time favorite movies, so I realize I am biased towards the poster … but just looking at this is so damn satisfying to me.

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Out of the Past: Two Men Smoldering and Smoking at Each Other

This week, for Roger Ebert’s “Great Movies” column, he profiles Out of the Past, one of the all-time classic film noirs. I saw it for the first time when I was rehearsing for The Darkling Plain, a black-and-white modern-day noir … Continue reading

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