Archive for January 11, 2011

All fun and games until someone loses an eye

Posted in FILM, Mythology with tags , , on January 11, 2011 by dcairns

I continue to spread across the internet like a wordy bacillus, with a new posting at Limerwrecks, the Internet’s No. 1 home of movie-related doggerel. A series of postings on Childhood Chills allows me to reminisce about my infantile alarm when faced with Ray Harryhausen’s Cyclops in THE SEVENTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD.

Out of the Darkness of Futures Past…

Posted in FILM, Theatre with tags , , , , , on January 11, 2011 by dcairns

Over at The Daily Notebook, another little posting by me — this one is five fine films viewed for the first time in 2010, but not MADE in 2010. Because who wants to be limited to the now? We’ve all noticed that the music on the golden oldies stations is notably of a higher consistency than that in the charts, right?

I think the idea may have been to pick THE BEST old films I saw last year, but I settled for digging up five I hadn’t written about previously.

That image above — the first I located for Mitchell Leisen’s delightful DARLING, HOW COULD YOU?, one of my top five — suggests to me that somebody did originally consider keeping the original title of J.M. Barrie’s source play, Alice Sit-By-The-Fire, rather than replacing it with the worst title ever.

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