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“X” Marks the Spot in Scarface

“In the papers, in those days, they’d print pictures of where murders occurred and they always wrote ‘X marks the spot’ where the corpse was. So we used Xs all through the film. When anyone connected with the picture thought … Continue reading

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The Great Boris Karloff Bowling Scene From Scarface

… directed by Howard Hawks. This is for Peter Nellhaus. It’s a wonderful sequence, spare and violent, ominous and yet elegant – not one shot too many, a perfect mix of mess (the sound of the bowling alley mixed with … Continue reading

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Ann Dvorak: Glamour

John has chosen Ann Dvorak for his “Monday Glamour” series. Go check it out. I love this series of his – and I was excited to read his take on Ann Dvorak, especially because I’m reading the Howard Hawks biography … Continue reading

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