Left: The Luis Ortiz biography of the Emshwillers referred to in the Carol Emshwiller interview.
Below: From the publisher's note: Carol Emshwiller's fiction has received an NEA grant and a Pushcart Prize, as well as the Philip K. Dick, Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. In 2005 she received the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Thanks to all contributors and readers...and I suspect a few more links might be on their way in today...we shall see!
Bill Crider: Mr. Brooks (trailer)
Brian Arnold: comedian John Pinette; Tales of the Tinkerdee
David Schmidt: Curse of the Black Widow
George Kelley: Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Iba Dawson: Rope
Ivan Shreve: Detective Story (1951)
James Reasoner: The Dakotas
Jerry House: An Interview with Arthur Conan Doyle (1927; early sound newsreel)
John Charles: Reel Injun
Juri Nummelin: The Jericho Mile
Lawrence Person: Frankenstein (1910)
Patti Abbott: Love with a Proper Stranger
Randy Johnson: The films of Herb Jeffries
Ron Scheer: Buchanan Rides Alone
Scott Cupp: The High Crusade
Stacia Jones: The Phantom Creeps (cont'd)
Todd Mason: The International Animation Festival (1977-78) and its components; the short films of Ed Emshwiller and an interview with Carol Emshwiller; from Roy Wheldon's musical setting of Rudy Rucker's novel, Like a Passing River (please see below)
Walter Albert: Michael Shayne, Private Detective (1940)
Yvette Banek: The Adventures of Tartu
Related matters:Brent McKee: The US Commercial TV Status Report
Ed Gorman: The Bride Wore Black
George Kelley: Page Eight; The Age of Movies: Selected Writings of Pauline Kael
Patti Abbott: Margin Call
MaxiCat was a Yugoslav cartoon character who flourished in a series of shorts for television out of Zagreb in the early 1970s; I first came across the cartoons in the thoroughly enjoyable International Animation Festival, aka the International Festival of Animation series on PBS, hosted by Jean Marsh, in 1977-78 (there were two seasons of 13 episodes each).
Sadly, some of the more clever MaxiCat cartoons aren't posted as yet, but perhaps they still exist somewhere. These two aren't bad examples:
And among the other work the Festival introduced many of us to was Munro, which I highlighted previously, and the 1974 short animation Oscar-winner, "Closed Mondays":
Or such National Film Board of Canada productions as "Hunger":
And the Hubleys' charming "Moonbird"
And what might well be the first animated film:
I'm pretty sure I first saw Ed Emshwiller's pioneering animation "Relativity" on the Festival as well, but alas that film doesn't seem to be up, either. But the also pioneering "Sunstone" is:
And this study of landscapes and forms and of his wife, the writer Carol Emshwiller (also the film's title; she served as model for so many of the paintings he signed as "Emsh", such as the right-side-up one at the head of this post):
A brief interview segment, featuring Ed Emshwiller and Morton Subotnick:
And an interview with Carol Emshwiller, on her 90th birthday this year, about her work as a writer (and her Collected Stories) and tangentially about her work with her husband:
And, finally this week, the central song from Roy Wheldon's setting of Rudy Rucker's autobiographical novel All the Visions to music, the song "Like a Passing River" (featuring lyrics translated by Gary Snyder from the poet Han Shan):