The Rule of Three, or is it Four?

  1. Wrote a sort-of-obituary appreciation of Dorothy Malone for The Chiseler. Here.
  2. Made a video essay with Randall William Cook and editor Timo Langer on the many noses of Orson Welles which is up at Filmstruck, behind a paywall so I can’t link to it. Members can seek it out, though, it’s called ON THE NOSE. (Note: I only realised later that there’s a previous Fimstruck article on the subject, which quotes an even earlier piece from Shadowplay. But what it quotes is NOT TRUE. I was kidding! I was hoping people would realise that. I hate it when people take my jokes seriously, it makes them feel silly when they find out. But at the same time, I don’t want to make the gags more obvious…)
  3. The magnificent Marilyn Ferdinand honours me by contributing a late entry to The Late Movies Blogathon. It’s about Colleen Moore’s version of THE SCARLET LETTER, and you can read it here.
  4. And then I got carried away and wrote a sequel to the Dorothy Malone piece. Here.

8 Responses to “The Rule of Three, or is it Four?”

  1. The Thin Man Nose Home
    The Purple Nose of Cairo
    Heavenly Nose, Mr. Allison

    Wait–wrong thread–

  2. Wait-wrong thread-

    That Dorothy Malone clip totally fries my synapses every time, too.

  3. i believed the joke about ginger rogers coming up with the idea for ROBOT JOX

  4. Sort of thing she might do. If pressed.

  5. Matthew Davis Says:

    Ken Tynan: “Sir Laurence Olivier began his film of ‘Hamlet’ with the statement that it was ‘the tragedy of a man who could not make up his mind.’ At one point Mr Welles’s new appendage started to leave its moorings, and ‘Moby Dick’ nearly became the tragedy of a man who could not make up his nose”.

  6. Ha!

    And Tynan could never understand why Welles held grudges about lines like that.

  7. Criterion has put your Orson nose vimeo video on their free access site (for now at least) here:

    Very well done.

  8. Oh great, thanks!

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