Category Archives: Fiction

My Movie Life: The Early Years, Part 2 – 1953

Please note: Almost all of the posters and stills originally included in the previous post (Part 1) have been deleted, though I don’t know why. I’m working to sort this out, but so far have been unable to restore the … Continue reading

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My Movie Life: The Early Years, Part 1

Please note: With two exceptions, all the film posters and stills I originally had in this post have been deleted, though I don’t as yet know why. I’m working to sort this out. If you’re seeing this post for the … Continue reading

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Movie Tie-Ins: Novelizations & Comic Books

NOVELIZATIONS Film novelizations have been around since the 1920s, but it was in the 1950s, with the proliferation of mass-market paperbacks, that they began to appear in large numbers. This is when I started reading them. Novelizations, as you would … Continue reading

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“Dog Days” – A Pilgrim’s Progress

Dog Days is a six-part comic web series on YouTube that follows the misadventures of a fledgling dog walker named Max Miller. It was created and written by Sam Rubinoff, a stand-up comedian for five years and a dog walker … Continue reading

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From Kubrick to Murnau – Notes on Four Great Films

Film Forum, here in New York, is currently showing a series called “Return of the Double Feature,” which offers two features for the price of a single admission. This series runs through September 13th. Each pair of films is linked … Continue reading

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“Tale of Tales” Pt. 2 – Supplemental Material

This may be a deeper dive than anyone who hasn’t already seen┬áTale of Tales will want to take, but here it is for those who do. First is more information about the work of Giambattista Basile, author of the film’s … Continue reading

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“Tale of Tales” – Once Upon a Time…

Tale of Tales presents three dark and bloody fairy tales — truly fantastic and quite wonderful flights of the imagination — yet it feels very real. Directed by Matteo Garrone, this is a lucid dream of a movie, an elaborately … Continue reading

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