Archive for The Notebook


Posted in FILM, literature with tags , , , , , , , on December 24, 2020 by dcairns

It’s the end of the year, almost, and the end of Forgotten By Fox. I’d have liked to bring it right up to date, but I spent too long in the 1930s, as usual. I may do some follow-ups here. Did you know SILKWOOD is unavailable to buy, rent or stream?

Anyway, the aptly-titled END OF THE GAME is a good strange one, Maximilian Schell returning to his native Switzerland to film a work by one of that country’s greatest writers, with the writer himself (above) participating as co-scenarist and actor, and a cast featuring Martin Ritt as leading man, Jon Voight as stooge (a role which would become familiar), Jackie Bissett, Donald Sutherland as a corpse, and Lil Dagover, in line with Schell’s interest in screen goddesses.


Aldrich or Die Tryin’

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , on December 10, 2020 by dcairns

EMPEROR OF THE NORTH POLE isn’t sufficiently late Aldrich to normally warrant inclusion in The Late Show — the big guy had a good few raucous hours in him yet — but it’s the penultimate edition of Forgotten By Fox, and so it’s allowable, I think.


Wife and Limb

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , , on November 26, 2020 by dcairns

It’s time once again for Forgotten By Fox, and as the series winds towards its conclusion, we reach Fox’s mid-life crisis in the 1960s (what a time to have one!)

Submitted for your possible approval: George Axelrod’s THE SECRET LIFE OF AN AMERICAN WIFE. Here.

How can you resist?