One of the most wonderful things within the many fine and good examples that Bruce Lee left us with, is his example of inclusiveness. Despite being met with prejudice throughout his life, he seemed to hold no such feelings in his own heart. He continuously broke with […]
Casablanca, 1942, Classified as a romantic drama, this is one is also ever bit a foray into the shadows of noir. An all-star cast, Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet, Claude Raines, and Peter Lorre. Set in Casablanca during World War II, Rick, ( Bogart), is caught […]
Double Indemnity, 1944 The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, 1946
Crime Stories and Noir Let’s get the Bogarting done. The Big Sleep, 1946 Howard Hawks directed, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler, which I’ve read and enjoyed. The running time on this one is just under two hours. It’s plot heavy, and it is good. Bogart portrays […]
So I’m reading, no, really, I am. I’m also fighting a cold, so I watched a couple of movies. The first one is this film “HICK”, that I’ve been wanting to watch for a while. It’s dark, twisted, weird, kind of quirky-odd with interesting, excellent, performances. A young […]
That’s how they getcha, they’re under the ground. Tuesday afternoon creature feature, when you know that what you need is someone to slip out of the noonday heat and into the cool movie theater with for a couple of hours of fun. Someone to throw rocks at the […]
Rumble Fish has an all-star cast. From “Streets of Fire,” “Tonight is What It Means To Be Young.” Song performed by “Fire Inc.” Lead vocalist, Holly Sherwood.
First “new” to me movie that I watched in 2016 and I loved it.I give it a full five paws rating, as vampire movies go, that is.
There’s a good chance that you’ve never heard of Rod McKuen. There’s a good chance that you’ve heard of Rod McKuen and just don’t know that you have, yet. A prolific poet and composer, credited with more than two hundred albums and more than thirty collections of poetry, […]
I was first introduced to Lauren Bacall by way of the movies when I was all of sixteen years old as she burned up the silver screen acting opposite Humphrey Bogart in Ernest Hemingway’s “To Have and Have Not.” Betty, as she was known to her friends, was […]
Recently I’ve been thinking about how much time we, I, spend on the internet. I’ve thought about it before. There was a time when I did not want a computer, whether it was a matter of being something of a technophobe or simply a general leeriness for […]
These are just my initial notes on this, I may have more to say about it as I research. Where do authors get their ideas?Solving a literary mystery. Years ago I read a book titled “Green Darkness” by author Anya Seton. It is a historical romance with a […]