Tag Archives: Sudden Fear

“If you want to see the girl next door, go next door.” – Joan Crawford

Today is Joan Crawford’s birthday. Some links first: World-Class Acting: On Joan Crawford and Sudden Fear Here are the re-caps of Feud: Bette and Joan I did for The New York Times. Lots of discussions of Joan Crawford’s career and … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2016

I look at this and I wonder why I always feel like I haven’t done jack-squat. Or, at the very least, I could do more. Well, I always can do more. Regardless, here are links to some of the things … Continue reading

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August 2016 Viewing Diary

My viewing this month was mostly work-related, so the viewing diary is uncharacteristically short. A lot of these I watched multiple times, for research, etc. And I’ve been ill, too, this summer. I just had no concentration outside of the … Continue reading

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For Rogerebert.com: On Joan Crawford and Sudden Fear

Joan Crawford got her third (and final) Oscar nomination for her performance in 1952’s Sudden Fear, a film I’ve wrote about ad nauseum, here and elsewhere. The film has been restored and is starting a short theatrical run at the … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2014

I may write some magnum opus in the next two days, you never know, but here are links to some of the things I’ve written in 2014, here and elsewhere. I have worked hard to keep my site an eclectic … Continue reading

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Venetian Blinds and Gleaming Silver Pistols: On Sudden Fear

Illustration of Joan Crawford in 1952’s “Sudden Fear” by Brianna Ashby This article on Sudden Fear originally appeared in Bright Wall/Dark Room‘s Noir issue. Today is Joan Crawford Day on TCM. Venetian Blinds and Gleaming Silver Pistols: On Sudden Fear … Continue reading

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On Sudden Fear (1952)

Here’s an excerpt from the essay I wrote on Sudden Fear for Bright Wall/Dark Room‘s Noir issue. The rest is behind a pay-wall, but here’s a taste. Starring Joan Crawford, Jack Palance and Gloria Grahame, Sudden Fear is a gorgeous … Continue reading

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Venetian Blinds and Gleaming Silver Pistols: Sudden Fear (1952)

Illustration by the talented Brianna Ashby, who did illustrations for the entire November issue I wrote an essay on Sudden Fear, starring Joan Crawford, Jack Palance and Gloria Grahame, for the November Noir issue of Bright Wall/Dark Room. A noir/women’s … Continue reading

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