Monthly Archives: May 2016

DOUBLE HARNESS

If there was a running joke for this year’s TCM Classic Movie Film Festival, it was certainly among those who failed to get into the 1933 pre-Code comedy, Double Harness. Presented on a 35mm print from the TCM collection at … Continue reading

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ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

The Walt Disney Company has had a long and storied relationship with Lewis Carroll’s Alice books. When Walt Disney struck out on his own to make a hybrid of live action and hand-drawn animation, he turned to Alice for the 1923 … Continue reading

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THE NICE GUYS

What does it take to make a good movie these days? Money? Star power? A dedicated auteur? A pastiche of ideas that resemble a movie? On the surface, The Nice Guys looks like a movie: it’s got Warner Brothers’ money, … Continue reading

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RIO, I LOVE YOU

What makes up a city? The people? The locale? The flavor of the food, the smell of the streets, the sounds of the crowd? When author Reyner Banham concluded his exhaustive study of the city of Los Angeles in The … Continue reading

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