Dorkaly, I said hello to her, said I dug her site and I made googly eyes at her.
The dudes she was hanging with, shuffled her away from me.
Oh did I mention she’s like, good looking. And she knows a lot about movies!
Oh baby, what coulda been.
So defeated, I went to my seat and watched Joe inhale a box of milkduds.
(Maybe I should have done the Chachi “wa wa wa” to her).
Recently she posted a fun piece on her Favorite Car Movies (Two Lane Blacktop, etc. Glad to see Mad Max included)
Personally I hate cars (grew up in Detroit). Maybe I’ll make a list of my favorite bicycle movies...
Let’s see, off the top o’ my head... The Bicycle Thief, Breaking Away, The Muppet Movie, Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid, The Wizard of Oz, Condorman, etc.
(Wow, these lists just roll out of me like magic or a gift (and sometimes a curse) from.... God!”).
Also I should point out a few weeks ago Mrs Masters posted a great piece celebrating what woulda been Bette Davis’ one-hundredth birthday. Give those reads.
Speaking of that old biddy (Davis, not Morgan)
After being so disappointed watching Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte, I tend to blow off all those post What Ever Happened to Baby Jane thrillers Davis made, but this piece makes me wanna recheck out this Hammer flick (I watched it some years ago, but didn’t give it my full attention, I think I was clipping my toe nails that evening).
Speaking of sexy movie-nerd babes...
The controversial doc about the shrimpy Polish director of Rosemary’s Baby will premiere on June 9th.
Hey, can someone with HBO tape it (or burn it or whatever) for me?
For that matter, did anyone tape that final season of The Wire? Salivating to see that as well.
Speaking of Rosemary’s Baby...
It 'twas 1968, a landmark year for flicks, a watershed moment, the end of an era, the summer of love, blah blah blah....
Marco Lanzagorta calls 1968 ‘A Terrifying Ruby Jubilee’
and illustrates “...1968 saw the radicalization of American society, and an accompanying revolution in the realm of horror genre film making".
Anticipating programs at Film Forum and The Lincoln Center in the NY Times, A.O. Scott explains under the title The Spirit of ’68 “Paris in 1968, as turbulent a year cinematically as it was politically”
I’m waiting to find a used copy or when it comes out in soft cover, but I’m excited to read Mark Harris’s book Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood.
He breaks down who the five flicks nominated for the Best Picture Oscar came to be and what they represented in the film world.
Sarah Kerr at Slat reviews the book.
There’s an excerpt from the book on Entertainment Weekly’s website
Sam Kashner had his own The Graduate article in the March issue of Vanity Fair.
Now it’s posted on the ‘net.
Speaking of ‘68...
To bad some of his peers continue to make terrible flicks
And back in January, under the title Coppola Now! in writing about the two method hams I wondered....
“The movies no longer feel like events and De Niro no longer seems to give a shit who he works with.
Why did he do Hide and Seek? Was he dying to work with the director of Swimfan?”
(and he doesn’t credit me and his writing doesn’t have my charming drunken grammatical errors. Mister Bigshot, with an editor).
Speaking of fading acting careers (no not my own)...
Michael Cieply at The New Times went all Aint It Cool News, reporting about a sneak preview....
They raved about his unbilled role in the latest forthcoming Ben Stiller flick Tropic Thunder
The Times writes another lovey-dovey piece in defense of him.
Hmmm. I wonder if the the toothy star has “an in” there.
Speaking of... nothing
I hope this flick gets released.
At The House Next Door there’s a good interview with the Writers/ Director
This is a crazy cool web site.
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