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September 19, 2015

Significance of The Seventh Seal

In 1957, Swedish auteur Ingmar Bergman made the film he is perhaps best known for, The Seventh Seal.  It’s a standard when discussing film history and film theory because it if you want to show what “expressionism” is The Seventh Seal is the very definition of expressionism.  Most people, however, are familiar with this shot.

Yes, this is the movie where a knight plays chess with death.  Perhaps the most well-known parody of this is Bill & Ted’s [...]

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June 26, 2015

Why “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”

Every time I see someone say something about Little Rock, AR, it always brings to mind this song from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Which, after the most recent time got me wanting to rewatch and say a few things about this movie.


My ex-wife LOVED Marilyn Monroe and we had a house full of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia… and a copy of every single movie she was in. Some of these movies were not bad. Of course I already enjoyed the Billy Wilder [...]

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April 13, 2012

The Incredible Petrified World

The Incredible Petrified World Year: 1957 Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure Director: Jerry Warren Stars: John Carradine, Phyllis Coates, Robert Clarke

Part of the Sci Fi Classics 50 Movie set.  Often tagged “The Incredible Petrified Movie,” this science-fiction mistake was created by one of the more unsung “heroes” of bad moviemaking, Jerry Warren.

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February 3, 2012

Swamp Women

Swamp Women aka Swamp Diamonds Year: 1956 Country: USA Genre: Crime, Adventure Director: Roger Corman Stars: Mike Conners, Beverly Garland, Marie Windsor

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February 2, 2012

Women’s Prison

Women’s Prison Year: 1955 Genre: Drama, Crime Country: USA Director: Lewis Seiler Stars: Ida Lupino, Jan Sterling, Cleo Moore

Sensational scandal rocks women’s prison.

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February 2, 2012

Girls in Prison

Girls in Prison Year: 1956 Country: USA Genre: Crime, Exploitation Director: Edward L. Cahn Stars: Richard Denning, Joan Taylor, Adele Jergens

Anne Carson, meeting the seedy side of prison life, finds that everyone thinks she knows where un-recovered bank loot is.

End of the line!

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