Category Archives: Home Video

My Movie Life: The Early Years, Part 4 – 1955 & 1956

1955 In retrospect, the most important film I saw in 1955 was Blackboard Jungle,¬†written and directed by Richard Brooks, adapted from a novel by Evan Hunter. Hunter later wrote the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds (1963). Under the name … Continue reading

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My Movie Life: The Early Years, Part 3 – 1954

As stated in Parts 1 and 2, I saw hundreds of films while I was growing up in Iowa. Here are some of the ones I remember from 1954. ________________________________________________________ I was already hooked on Walt Disney films and cartoons … Continue reading

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

As I stated in Part 1, I saw hundreds of films while I was growing up. These are some of the ones I remember from 1953. This was the year of 3D and CinemaScope. I remember when the Vista Theater … Continue reading

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My Movie Life: The Early Years, Part 1 – 1949 to 1952

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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The Year So Far: Documentaries

There have been so many great documentaries in recent years. It’s an incredibly flexible art form. The following fourteen are the best of what I saw from January through June of this year. ______________________________________________________ Abacas: Small Enough to Jail (Steve … Continue reading

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The Year So Far: Feature Films

The following feature films are some of the best that I’ve seen in the last six months. We’ll see how this shakes out at the end of the year, after six more months of movies. But in the meantime… Alien: … Continue reading

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More Tie-Ins: TV Shows & John Wayne comics!

Novelizations and comic book adaptations in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s weren’t limited to motion pictures alone. Television provided a large array of material to be novelized and turned into comics. Most of these, though not all, were derived from … Continue reading

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