Thursday, February 18, 2016

Tuesday's Overlooked Films and/or Other A/V: the links and well past High Time

This week, in its piecemeal build, dedicated to the memory of Camilla Mason, my mother, who accompanied me to and sat through the first several minutes of some Hammer? Amicus? Tigon? British vampire film ca. 1971 to make sure it wouldn't be too disturbing, my otherwise first solo outing to the cinema, and whose last trip with me to the cinema was to see only the first fifteen minutes of The Two Towers, which she found utterly unengaging...she left my father and me to go sit in the car outside for the balance of the film, waiting for us to emerge. (We did see entire films together on a number of occasions between times, though the only three I recall us seeing together without any other family members were Airport '75, The China Syndrome and Murder By Death. Well, one out of three managed to be a bit better than competent.) Todd Mason

Martha Marcy May Marlene
A.J. Wright: Bayou

Allan Fish: 150 films directed by women

Anne Billson: 13 Older Films I Saw in Theaters in January; Hammer Horror Film Title Orthography

Anonymous: Royal Wedding (1951 film); Atonement; Galaxy Quest; Days of Heaven; Begin Again; Never Let Me Go

Bhob Stewart: Mississippi Mermaid; Original Sin; "Art of The Man Inside";"Nirvana"

The Big Broadcast: 14 February

Bill Crider: Les Girls [trailer]; Buck and the Preacher [trailer]; Agatha [trailer]; Bob Elliott of Bob and Ray (and the Elliott dynasty); A Simple Twist of Fate [tv ad]

Brian Arnold: Wentworth

B. V. Lawson: Media Murder

Colin: The Unsuspected; The Oklahoman; The Outcast; The Big Heat

Comedy Film Nerds: Kira Soltanovich; Alison Rosen; Marc Guggenheim; Gareth Reynolds; Hail, Caesar!

Cynthia Fuchs: Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story; Four Falls of Buffalo; No Más Bebés

Dan Stumpf: King of GamblersMore Dead than Alive 

David Vineyard: Green Eyes 

Dorian and Vinnie Bartolucci: The Wicker Man (1973)

Elgin Bleecker: '71; Jackie Gleason promoting the Super Bowl; Out of the Past

Elizabeth Foxwell: Lawbreakers aka The Lee Marvin Show (television); Murder in the Private Car; The Ninth Guest; Cry of the City; The Soul of California: Tom Williams on Raymond Chandler; Fatal Lady

Evan Lewis: The Spider's Web (serial); Li'l Abner (1940 film); Rawhide: Pilot (tv); The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Pilot (tv); The Adventures of Kit Carson: "The Devil of Angel's Camp"; Invisible Avenger (a The Shadow tv pilot):

Gary Deane: Jail Bait; Stolen Identity

George Kelley: De-Lovely: The Cole Porter Story; Youth; Pippin (touring version of the 2013 revival)

Gilligan Newton-John: Doctor Jeckyll vs. the Werewolf; The Passion Pit (aka The Ice House)

Harvey F. Chartrand: John Flynn

How Did This Get Made?: Streets of Fire; The Apple

Iba Dawson: Paul Newman

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.: Everybody Does It

Jack Seabrook: Alfred Hitchcock Presents: "A Little Sleep"; "Martha Mason, Movie Star"

Jack Seabrook, Christine Scoleri, John Scoleri and Peter Enfantino: The Night Walker

Jackie Kashian and Laurie Kilmartin: The Jackie and Laurie Show

Jackie Kashian: Jim Stewart Allen on The Oregon Trail (video game); Meagahn Steele on photography; Dave Waite on Pink Floyd; Troy Conrad on comedy and MMA; Ben and Melissa on Pretty Little Liars

Jacqueline T. Lynch: The Academy Awards ("Oscars") ceremony, 1950; Alexis Smith and Craig Stevens; Helen Twelvetrees; Make Mine Music; Melody Time

Jaimie Grijalba: Top 20 Films of 2015

Jake Hinkson: Orson Welles

James Clark: Youth

James Reasoner: De-Lovely; Sgt. Preston of the Yukon (television); Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (tv); The Mummy's Hand

Janet Varney: Janeane Garofalo; Live from SF SketchFest; Emily Heller; Kathleen Rose Perkins; Savannah Sly

Jeannette de Beauvoir: 10 Heist Movies

Jerry House: Suspense: "The Burning Court"; Haunted Ranch; Barry Craig, Confidential Investigator: "The Imposter"; The Screaming Mimi; TED Talks: "Battling Bad Science"; Candy Matson: "San Juan Bautista"; At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul; Sky High; The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe: "The Case of the Hasty Will"; That Was the Week That Was; Dragnet: "Quick Trigger Gunman"

John Grant: Never Too Late; Midnight's Child; Detective Kitty O'DayAdventures of Kitty O'Day; Deadly Duo; Le Collectioneur; La chambre ardente (aka The Burning Court); The Case Against Brooklyn; Cape Forlorn; The Calendar; Blood Moon

Jonathan Lewis: The Crimson Blade; Dracula (1979 film)The Woman in Green

Juri Nummelin: Martha Marcy May Marlene; The Young One 

Karen Hannsberry: Wallace Ford

Kate Laity: "Language of the Birds: Occult and Art"; Hannah's Bookshelf

Ken Levine: Mad Daddy

Kliph Nesteroff: Black, Kloke and Dagga

Kristina Dijan: Larceny; Night Must Fall; The Dark Mirror; Theresa Harris

Laura G: Chasing Danger; The Man Trailer; Flight to Hong Kong

Lucy Brown: Life of Crime

Marty McKee: The Brain Eaters

Michael Shonk: Queen of Swords (tv series)

Mildred Perkins: Djinn

Mitchell Hadley: 1970s books adapted for television

Patricia Nolan-Hall: Rio Grande

Patti Abbott: The Rainmaker; favorite tv episodes; comic women; Sense and Sensibility; Alan Rickman; Dear Heart and unconvincing couples; The Letter; I nostri ragazzi (aka The Dinner)

Pop My Culture: Matt Braunger; Fred Willard

Prashant Trikkanad: I am Sam; Top Gun 2

Rick: "The Lottery" (Encyclopedia Brittanica Films/The American Short Story)

THE LOTTERY - 1969 from Gonçalo Brito on Vimeo.

Robert/Television Obscurities: Nielsen Top 10 TV series January 1956

Rod Lott: Confessions of a Police Captain; The Trial of the Incredible Hulk

Ruth Kerr: A Farewell to Arms; Buster Keaton

Sam Juliano: The Final Days of Woolf Tone; Where to Invade Next; In the Shadow of Women; Top Ten Films of 2015

Sergio Angelini: Hard Eight; Sherlock Holmes Faces Death

Scott A. Cupp: Phantom Lady; The President's Analyst; PredestinationCloud AtlasBlow Dry

Stacia Jones: Serial (1980 film); Fantômas: The Master Criminal 

Stephen Scarlatta: 2015 film discoveries

Steve Lewis: Legend: "The Birth of a Legend" (pilot); Heroes & Icons (H&I) television network; Millennium

Vienna: Toronto Film Society


Rick Robinson said...

You go to a lot of work to post this, and get very little thanks. So, THANKS.

Todd Mason said...

Thank you, Richard...particularly as I know how much more focused on the literature and the also-delayed music posts you are as well. It's certainly been one of the worse months in recent history, and recent history sets a high bar.

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

Dear Todd, sending all the very best of good thoughts. Stammi bene, Sergio

Todd Mason said...

Grazie, amico...and also for reminding me to collect your entries.

Jack Seabrook said...

Todd, my condolences on your mother's passing.

Todd Mason said...

Thank you, Jack. I put together the second half of the list as a sort of normalcy therapy.

Jerry House said...

Our sympathies and best thoughts as you move forward, Todd.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Todd, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. Deepest sympathies.

Todd Mason said...

Thanks to you both, Jerry and Prashant. I must admit, it didn't occur to me that it might be seen today as irresponsible, leaving a child of six or so in a movie theater alone, as it wasn't quite in 1971...and I'm not sure she didn't just go the back row of the theater and watch over me there.

I forgot to ask when I could.

Rick29 said...

Loved hearing about your Mom checking out Hammer, Amicus, etc. pics, then waiting in the car for you and your Dad!

Todd Mason said...

Well, she knew what she liked, and what she didn't like.