Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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

"The Tunnel Under the World"
This week's entry is dedicated to the memory of Frederik Pohl, who passed yesterday.  Truly one of the most influential and multifarious of writers and editors (among other tasks) in the sf field, and related areas...you wouldn't be likely to know off the top that he had a hand in seeing Gustav Hasford's The Short-Timers published, which in its turn was the source novel for Full Metal Jacket, as a small token of how his work was relevant to the weekly subject at hand on Tuesdays...

Below, today's set of reviews and citations of audiovisual works and related matter, with the posts at the links...as always, thanks to all the contributors and to all you readers for your participation. As usual, there are likely to be additions to this list over the course of the day, and if I've missed your, or someone else's, post, please let me know in comments...thanks again...

Alison Nastasi (courtesy Bill Crider): 20 Silent Horror and Suspense Classics online

Viva Las Vegas
Bill Crider: Viva Las Vegas  [trailer]

Brian Arnold:  Michael Nesmith in Elephant Parts

BV Lawson: Media Murder

Dan Stumpf: Violent Saturday

Eddie Deezen (courtesy Bill Crider): Viva Las Vegas

Elizabeth Foxwell: House on Greenapple Road 

George Kelley: Blue Jasmine

Iba Dawson: The Story of Film: An Odyssey

The L Word
Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.: TCM in September

Jackie Kashian: Cameron Esposito on lesbians in television and film 

Jacqueline T. Lynch: Madison Avenue

James Reasoner: Frank Adamo

Jerry House: Out of the Unknown: "The Tunnel Under the World" (based on the Frederik Pohl short story)

Juri Nummelin: True Confessions

Kate Laity: One, Two, Three

Kelly Robinson: The Death of Grass/No Blade of Grass and the a/v adaptations of John Christopher's novel

Kliph Nesteroff: Lou Marsh

Laura: Alan Ladd; Condemned Women; Smart Girls Don't Talk

Group Marriage
Lucy Brown: Saint Joan; UK radio's David Jacobs 

Martin Edwards: The Oxford Literary Tour; Jack Reacher

Marty McKee: Group Marriage; The Zodiac Killer

Michael Shonk: The US Fall TV Season: the criminous and fantasticated series

Mystery Dave: The Young Victoria; 1776

Pearce Duncan: Four Flies on Grey Velvet

Philip Schweier: Captain Blood

Prashant Trikannad: Just Between Friends; Stepmom

Randy Johnson: The Blue Gardenia; Ringo, The Face of Revenge (aka Ringo, il volto della vendetta)

Winter Meeting
Rick: The October Man; The Falcon's Alibi; The Extra Day

Rod Lott: Eroticide; Antiviral

Sergio Angelini: Intimate Stranger

Stacia Jones: Winter Meeting

Stephen Bowie: Marion Dougherty

Stephen Gallagher: Now You See Me

Yvette Banek: The Wind and the Lion


Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

I hadn't heard about Pohl's passing - still have great memories of the GATEWAY series - what a great innings he had - thanks Todd.

Todd Mason said...

He did, indeed.

jurinummelin said...

Just posted mine. And I too learned about his passing only now.

Yvette said...

I'm back and my film is posted, Todd. In case you didn't notice and why should you? I know I've been gone forever, but that was then and this is now. :)

Todd Mason said...

Thanks, folks...and I would've checked, Yvette, but it's a strange day.

George said...

I eagerly read all those Pohl and Kornbluth collaborations when I was a kid. Classics!

Kelly Robinson said...

I wrote a magazine article once about infamous book thieves that featured Hasford and his ill-gotten collection. What a strange and troubled man. I was sorry to hear about Pohl. Too many losses lately.

Todd Mason said...

Indeed. I've been kept from FFBing this week by some near-losses that feel too close to the complete deal, rather more close to home.

Anonymous said...

Quite a crop this run-through! You read a lot of noce stuff, methinks. I remember a particularly odd Pohl-obsessed summer about 30 years ago; funny, I hadn't thought about it until just now. :)

Thanks, as usual!


Kelly Robinson said...

I have a real TOF post set to post tomorrow, and I'll do it regularly thereafter. Please be on the lookout.