Monthly Archives: August 2013

Gotham City and The Metropolis Of Tomorrow

Batman is back in the news, and today I am giving a lecture on Gotham. I love when I’m accidentally topical. If you’re unable to join us in Long Beach for the Queen Mary Art Deco Festival, here is an … Continue reading

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HMWYBS: “Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid” & the Posse from Hell

As played by Paul Newman and Robert Redford, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid have to be the most charismatic killers Hollywood “counter culture” cinema produced. Bonnie & Clyde were still rough and bloody, and Peter Fonda in Easy Rider … Continue reading

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5 Movie Musicals Better Than The Originals

I was surprised and elated by the great response to last week’s Gypsy Super Album! I’ll do another one again soon, but in the meantime, the lack of the movie cast recording on the super album got me thinking not … Continue reading

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Robert Redford is “The Natural” at The Film Experience

Hey there, Recyclers! As part of the countdown to Robert Redford’s return to cinema (at least in front of the camera), The Film Experience is doing a series on our favorite fair-haired American legend. I contributed an article on my … Continue reading

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HMWYBS: Lana Turner Is “The Bad and the Beautiful”

The Bad and the Beautiful may be the best movie about movies made during the era of the Studio System. Balancing reality with romance, Vincente Minnelli’s film is a perfect example of how Hollywood could make itself look good even … Continue reading

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Everything’s Coming Up Roses: A Gypsy Super Album

First, some good news: August 31st, I will be presenting my lecture, Streamline Superman and the Deco Dark Knight at the Queen Mary Art Deco Festival in Long Beach. I’m honored and elated to take part. Since this is the … Continue reading

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HMWYBS: The Color Purple

This week, I needed a break from preparing for my streamline superhero lecture for the Queen Mary Art Deco Festival (shameless plug says what?). With that goal, I sat down to watch The Color Purple for the first time as … Continue reading

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5 Movies About San Francisco

One critique guest blogger Adam had in his great review of Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine was that the film did not have a good sense of place. Considering that Blue Jasmine is inspired by a play and written by a … Continue reading

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HMWYBS: A Shadow Of A Doubt About Universal Studios

I’m about to commit film geek blasphemy: I’m going to talk about an Alfred Hitchcock movie without mentioning the master of suspense himself. The only reason I know I can get away with this is because there is a talented … Continue reading

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A Bentley Named Desire: “Blue Jasmine” Guest Review by Adam!

Hey, recyclers! Give a warm welcome to my friend Adam B., who will at some point be starting his own blog on gothic novels. In the meantime, enjoy his great guest review! Knowing my love for A Streetcar Named Desire, … Continue reading

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