Den of Geek has an interesting article about one of the most bizarrely self-referential film series of all time, the Walking Tall movies. The first movie starts with: In 1962, Buford Pusser, a professional wrestler known as Buford the Bull, retired from the ring and moved back home to Tennessee with his wife and kids, […]
In a film like 2001, a project that started with the explicit purpose of investigating the possibility of extraterrestrial life, it comes as no surprise that Kubrick decided very soon in the production to tackle the problem of how to actually depict the extraterrestrials themselves.
From YouTube: A small trip down memory lane using vintage footage of the city of Angels in the late 40s – early 50s with some Miles Davis music as backdrop culminating in the red witch hunt of the era trying to convey a period feel (J. Edgar Hoover and Bertolt Brecht can be seen testifying […]
A gritty reboot of that perennial Eighties favorite.
This great video (and great soundtrack) mashes together 148 “looking at you” shots from movies. From YouTube: Edited by my husband Brutzelpretzel. Song: “Can’t take my eyes off you”, performed by Manic Street Preachers and also by Muse. This is a tribute to the wink of complicity from the filmmakers to the audience when they […]
Today is the 75th anniversary of the drive-in, Wired tells us. This reminded me of the “Lincoln Drive-In”, in Trevose, PA, next to the Sheraton where parents stayed when visiting their kids at George School. This theater (at least when we stayed there, in 1980) showed (hetero) porn movies which you could see from the […]