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Monthly Archives: June, 2013


You jerks have been holding out on me. Why didn’t any of you – ANY of you – strap me to a chair and force me to watch Hannibal on the day … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Friday Night Fun

Are you having a wild, raucous, super-duper fun Friday night? Me neither! So I’ve devised a game for all y’all.  I will give you lyrics to a song that appeared … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

250 Film Challenge: Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (Silent 12/50)

Once upon a time, the wordless documentary film about a place was somewhat popular.  The best known example is probably Dziga Vertov’s Man With a Movie Camera (1929) – a Soviet slice-of-life … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

a very special birthday post

I am going to ask you all to indulge me a bit here, because I’m feeling much more sentimental than I expected to feel, and would like to express it … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · 3 Comments

Mixed metaphors, shaken and stirred

NOTE: This is the last “chapter” of my senior “thesis,” written many years ago and in dire need of a makeover.  You’ll see.  But I like the general idea, and … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

250 Film Challenge: Lady Windermere’s Fan (Silent 11/50)

Isn’t it just a miserable twist of fate that Oscar Wilde wasn’t around when Ernst Lubitsch was making films?  It’s right up there with my not being alive at the … Continue reading

June 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Execrable Gatsby

People (my mother especially) often note that I am quick to pre-judge things that I assume I’ll hate, and then to avoid them, thus never giving them a chance.  How … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · 6 Comments