Tag Archives: Robert Mitchum

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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May 2022 Viewing Diary

This was the month of watching only the first two episodes of various television series. I just couldn’t keep going – not because they’re bad, but because … I have other things I have to do and/or watch. Robert De … Continue reading

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April 2022 Viewing Diary

When I first got the Raging Bull gig, I began a re-watch of all the Scorsese-De Niro movies – at least the ones clustered around that period. I grew up on these films. These movies were huge to me as … Continue reading

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January 2022 Viewing Diary

Crossfire (1947; d. Edward Dmytryk) Went on a little Robert Mitchum kick, thanks to the Criterion Channel. Crossfire came out the same year as Gentleman’s Agreement, and both films deal with anti-Semitism, which was very much on American minds at … Continue reading

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December 2021 Viewing Diary

Nightmare Alley (2021; d. Guillermo del Toro) I will re-post here the thoughts I jotted down on Facebook after I saw it for the first time. I absolutely loved this film. Nightmare Alley is gorgeously shot, with an ominous moody … Continue reading

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The noir world

From Crossfire (1947), starring Robert Mitchum, Robert Young, Robert Ryan (that’s a lot of Roberts), with Gloria Grahame, who only has a couple of scenes but makes a huge impression, of course. I love how in these old noirs – … Continue reading

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August 2021 Viewing Diary

Pig (2021; d. Michael Sarnoski) I wish I could write at length about some of these. I just don’t have the time these days. I absolutely loved Pig, about an isolated woodsman-truffle-hunter (Nicolas Cage) whose beloved truffle pig is stolen. … Continue reading

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Dropping truth bombs in a New Orleans cemetery

Ava Gardner and Robert Mitchum, My Forbidden Past (1951)

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January 2019 Viewing Diary

Q and A (1990; d. Sidney Lumet) I closed out 2018 with North Dallas Forty, which inspired me to 1. write a post about Nick Nolte’s vulnerability and launch a little unofficial Nick Nolte retrospective. I will be a broken … Continue reading

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Yet another reason to love Robert Mitchum

“During filming [The Night of the Hunter], as they drove along a freeway, [Charles] Laughton told [Robert] Mitchum, ‘I don’t know if you know, and I don’t know if you care, and I don’t care if you know, but there … Continue reading

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