|Meshes of the Afternoon|
The selections (reviews, interviews and citations at the links below) of undeservedly (and a few deservedly) under-appreciated audio/visual experiences...for the first week of October, we are in Hallowe'en Country, and running up to Bouchercon...as well as having two citations of The Red Shoes and three of Night of the Eagle. As always, thanks to all the contributors and you readers...
Allan Fish: Hard to be a God
Anne Billson: Top Ten Plaster Cast Movies
Anonymous: Frances Ha; Once Upon a Time in the West; Nebraska; The Apartment
Bill Crider: The Mexican [trailer]; Annie Oakley on film, 1894; Bouchercon
Brian Arnold: The Crawling Hand; Halloween Safety; Halloween commercials
B. V. Lawson: Media Murder; Mystery Melange
BNoirDetour: Phone Call from a Stranger
Colin: Sands of the Kalahari
Comedy Film Nerds: Dave Foley, Suzy Nakamura, Tina Imahara, Doug Benson: LA PodFest
Cynthia Fuchs: Freeheld; Body of War
Dan Stumpf: Cat Girl
David Vineyard: The Canary Murder Case; Philo Vance: "La canarina assassinata" (Italian television)
Dorian Bartilucci: Gunga Din (1939 film)
Elgin Bleeker: The Killers (1946 film)
Elizabeth Foxwell: Pacific Blackout
Evan Lewis: Fallen Angels: "Red Wind"
Gary Deane: Retour de Manivelle (aka There's Always a Price Tag)
George Kelley: Newsies (2015 stage)
Gilligan Newton-John: Frankenstein General Hospital; The Horror of Frankenstein
Iba Dawson: Fright Fest
Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.: The Ghost Busters (CBS-TV 1975)
Jackie Kashian: Grease Sing-Along; Danielle Radford on good-bad movies and pro wrasslin'
Jacqueline T. Lynch: Jean Arthur
James Clark: Repulsion
James Reasoner: Son of Frankenstein
Janet Varney: Lisa Kate David
Jerry House: Big News (1929 film with Carole Lombard)
John Grant: A Kiss to Die For; Latin Quarter (1945; aka Frenzy)
John Greco: Au revoir les enfants
Judy Gester: Bicycle Thieves (aka The Bicycle Thief); Trapped by Television
Karen Hannsberry: Design for Living
Kate Laity: Night of the Eagle (aka Burn, Witch, Burn!)
Kelly Robinson: Wolf Blood; A Page of Madness; Haxan (aka Witchcraft Through the Ages); The Unknown (1927 film); Waxworks (1924 film); Un chien Andalou
Ken Levine: (re)writing sitcoms on the fly; Quantico
Kliph Nesteroff: The Tonight Show hosted by Jerry Lewis (1962)
Kristina Dijan: Secret of the incas; The Good Die Young; The Red Shoes (1948); September Film Diary
Laura G.: Time to Kill; Naughty Marietta; Murder, My Sweet; Lucky Night; The Red Shoes (1948); Girls Under 21; TCM October
Lindsey: Watch on the Rhine; Angel on My Shoulder; The Gazebo; September Films; Recent Films
Lucy Brown: Parade's End
Marty McKee: Toy Soldiers; Planet Earth (1974 telefilm/pilot)
Mystery Dave: Stardust
Patrica Nolan-Hall: Night of the Demon
Patrick Murtha: Closer to God
Patti Abbott: Listen to Me, Marlon
Pop My Culture: Dan Van Kirk
Raquel Stecher: Holiday Affair; Two on a Seesaw
Rick: 25 Best Horror and Suspense Films
Rod Lott: We Are Still Here; Cop Car; Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film
Ruth: Romantic Comedies
Sam Juliano: The Last Picture Show; Hope and Glory
Sanchin Gandhi: The Red Balloon
Scott Cupp: The Leopard Man
Sergio Angelini: Mrs. Bradley Investigates (aka The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries): "Death at the Opera"
Stacia Jones: Prick Up Your Ears
Stephen Bowie: Cliff Robertson on 1950s television
Stephen Jones: 5 Best Horror Stories Adapted for TV and Film
Steve Lewis: Die, Monster, Die!; Web of Deception
Television Obscurities: US TV, Fall 2000
Todd Mason: A night at the movies...revised for Hallowe'en...
Cartoon: "Jackie Kashian: Los Angeles Pet Owners"
Cartoon: "April Richardson and Jimmy Pardo: Go Bayside!: The California Bandsaw Massacre"
Newsreel: The Onion Review for 12 May
Serial: The Maria Bamford Show
Short Western Film: "The Tonto Woman" (from a short story by Elmore Leonard)
Feature: Night of the Eagle (aka Burn, Witch, Burn!)
Alternate Feature: The City of the Dead (aka Horror Hotel)
Very alternate feature: Castaway (looking a bit soft in image, but difficult to pick up on the market otherwise of late...and not a perfect film, but an interesting one). Original choice here, Testament of Orpheus, didn't have any English subtitles option...alas...
Cartoon: "The Tell-Tale Heart"
(And a more recent, loosely-adapted variant)
(And a more recent, loosely-adapted variant)
Organ Music: Rhoda Scott and Barbara Dennerlein: "Yes or No"
Victoria Loomes: Fellini: the case against
Vienna: Idiot's Delight
Yvette Banek: Charlie Chan at the Opera