Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday's Overlooked Films and/or Other A/V: the links

La ragazza che sapeva troppo
Below, the links to this week's reviews and citations As always, please let me know in comments when I've missed yours or someone else's...and, as always, thanks to all our contributors and to you readers...

Anne Billson: La ragazza che sapeva troppo (aka The Girl Who Knew Too Much)

Bill Crider: Hardcore [trailer]

Brian Arnold: back to school: "Charlie Brown and the Spelling Bee"

BV Lawson: Media Murder; Murder and Mayhem Milwaukee

Dan Stumpf: Two Days in the Valley

Ed Lynskey: The Turning Point (1952 film)

Elizabeth Foxwell: Man in the Vault; "Exile Noir" at UCLA

Evan Lewis: Disney Family Album: Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen

George Kelley: Babette's Feast

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: "The Opportunity"
How Did This Get Made?: Stayin' Alive

Iba Dawson: The Best Man Holiday

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.: Parachute Jumper; Ex-Lady

Jack Seabrook: Alfred Hitchcock Presents: "The Opportunity"

Jackie Kashian: Nic Dressel on multimedia fantasy franchises

Jacqueline T. Lynch: Ann Blyth, Hollywood Teenager

Jake Hinkson: Bogart and Bacall 1: To Have and Have Not

James Reasoner: Need for Speed

Jeff Gemmill: Robin Williams 

Jerry House: Vaudeville Acts 1898 to 1910

John Charles: Vengeance (aka Joko invoca Dio...e muori aka Joko's Vengeance)

John Grant: The Ringer (1952 film); The Scarlet Web

Jonathan Lewis: The Tall Target; West of Shanghai; Confessions of a Nazi Spy

Kate Laity: LonCon and ShamroKon

Kelly Robinson: Carmen with Theda Bara

Kliph Nesteroff: Broadside:"Follow the Pigeon"; The Sandy Duncan Show

Laura: Wonder Man; Out of the Past; 10 favored films of the last 25 years

Lucy Brown: The Greatest Show on Earth

Martin Edwards: Crimes of Passion (BBC package of Scandinavian tv); The Tourist (2010 film)

Marty McKee: Five Fingers of Death (aka King Boxer)

Michael Shonk: The Whistler (the television series)

Mystery Dave: Old Yeller

Patti Abbott: Trouble in Paradise

Prashant Trikannad: Everybody Loves Raymond: "The Thought that Counts"

Randy Johnson: She (1935 film); Mallory Must Not Die...(aka Il mio nome e Mallory...'M' come 'morte'--literally, My Name is Mallory...That's "M" as in "Death"

Rick: Veronica Carlson, Hammer star; Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention

Ron Scheer: 3 Bad Men

Sergio Angelini: The Anderson Tapes

Stacia Jones: The Winning of Barbara Worth

Stephen Bowie: traces of New Wave film in 1960s US television

Todd Mason: a pointer for viewing tonight (for those in the US with "faithful" PBS affiliates handy), and will be repeated on the affiliated World network over the next week: I don't know how good this docudrama is, but the subject seems to me to be pretty remarkable (and PBS will be feeding their Robin Williams tribute afterward):

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET

In August of 1943, the last surviving clandestine radio operator in Paris desperately signaled London for additional weapons and explosives for the French underground. She knew her time was limited. Within a month, she too would be taken. This is the story of a woman’s extraordinary courage, tested in the crucible of Nazi-occupied Paris. With an American mother and Indian Sufi father, Noor Inayat Khan was an unusual British agent; her life spent growing up in a Sufi spiritual center in Paris seemed an unlikely preparation for the dangerous work to come. Yet it was in this place of universal peace and contemplation that her remarkable courage was forged. --PBS blurb and promo images:



Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

Thanks for so many tempting morsels - and a lot of movies I haven;t seen too - thanks Tdd.

Todd Mason said...

You're quite welcome, Sergio, and thank you for contributing! This would be the first time I haven't even seen my own citation...

Kelly Robinson said...

Thanks for the links. I always try to make my way through them all, but I don't always get there. The week goes by so quickly!

Todd Mason said...

No, the weeks are not getting longer as I, at least, enter the last third (with luck). Thanks for your contributions, as well, Kelly...Theda Bara wasn't the first actress one might think of as Camille, a bit of a breaking away from typecasting for her...if not Too far away from a femme fatale...a doomed protagonist rather than an agent of doom...

Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks for the tip on last night's PBS show. It was interesting. I think they've just about reached the limit on WWII topics to cover, though!

Todd Mason said...

I'm a little embarrassed I hadn't heard of her previously. An Indo-American woman war hero of the Sufi faith (the Muslim correspondent to Quakers/Society of Friends, essentially) martyred while serving as an operative for the French Resistance and officially employed by British Intelligence seems like the kind of story that would've been irresistible for decades...but John Wayne couldn't play her, it's true.

neer said...

If you are interested Todd, there are three books on Noor that I know of:

Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan by Jean O Fuller
Noor Inayat Khan by Gaby Halberstam
The Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan by Shrabani Basu

I have heard heard great things about The Spy Princess.

Todd Mason said...

Thanks much, Neeru! I should look for these.

Richard said...

Good set as usual. Off topic, you might try the meme I have now on my blog.