Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Tuesday's Overlooked A'V: Films, Television, Radio and more

Maria Bamford and colleagues: Lady Dynamite
The weekly roundup of reviews, interviews, and other citations of (often, though not always) underappreciated examples of the dramatic and related arts. As always, please let me know if I've missed your or anyone else's contribution this week in comments... thanks.

Anne Billson: Russ Meyer (some NSFW imagery, oddly enough)

Anonymous: The Earrings of Madame de...; The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Bhob Stewart: Saul Bass and Alfred Hitchcock; Alfred Hitchcock's kitchen, Castle of Frankenstein and TV Guide

The Big Broadcast: 29 May 2016
  • 7:00 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
    The Lone Wolf Matter (05/21/61) (CBS) (22:28)
  • 7:23 Gracie Allen for President (1940)
  • 7:30 Dragnet
    The Big Try (09/21/54) (NBC) (24:55)
  • 8:00 Gunsmoke
    Another Man’s Poison (09/29/57) (AFRS) (19:52)
  • 8:30 Our Miss Brooks
    Boynton’s Barbecue (05/07/50) (CBS) (28:21)
  • 9:00 Halls of Ivy
    Adoption (10/03/51)(NBC)(27:15)
  • 9:30 Presenting Charles Boyer
    Adventure With A Slide Rule Blonde (07/04/50) (NBC) (28:43)
  • 10:00 Lux Radio Theater
    This Land Is Mine (04/24/44) (CBS) (57:39)

Bill Crider: Vibes [trailer]

B. V. Lawson:  Media Murder

Comedy Film Nerds: Greg Proops
True Grit

Cult TV: The Avengers: "Diamond Cut Diamond"

David Cramner: 21st Century western films

David Vineyard: House of the Arrow

Elgin Bleecker: Sam Peckinpah directing Zane Grey Theater episodes (and pilots)

Elizabeth Foxwell: Diagnosis: Unknown: "A Case of Radiant Wine"; Writing for Television: Conversations with Rod Serling

Eric Willis: Lurking Fear

George Kelley: The Meddler

"Gilligan Newton-John": Inquisition; The Pit and the Pendulum (1992 film) some NSFW imagery

How Did This Get Made?: The Avengers (1998 film based loosely on the tv series); interview with Mel Brooks
Relationship Tribeca

Iba Dawson: Tribeca 2016

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.: The Family Secret; Norris Goff

Jack Seabrook: Alfred Hitchcock Presents: "Fatal Figures"

Jackie Kashian: Ronnie Karam on Bravo programming
The Jackie and Laurie Show

Jackie Kashian and Laurie Kilmartin: The Jackie and Laurie Show

Jacqueline T. Lynch: The Automat in Film

Jake Hinkson: Rural film noir

James Clark: Black Hawk Down

James Reasoner: Tumbleweeds

Janet Varney: Maria Bamford

Jerry House: Judge for Yourself; The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: "The April Fool's Day Adventure"

John Grant: Posthumous; Palmdale 

Jonathan Lewis: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Disney)

Karen Hannsberry: Golddiggers of 1933

Kelly Robinson: The Callahans and the Murphys

Ken Levine: Gary Burghoff on M*A*S*H; spec scripts

Kliph Nesteroff: Marshall Brickman

Kristina Dijan: The Outriders; Saddle Tramp; The Big Parade; films in April; The Battle at Apache Pass; Five Guns West; The Fiend Who Walked the West The Outfit; Defiance; Best Seller

Laura G: Operation Petticoat; Comrade X; The Wife Takes a Flyer In Name Only; John Payne; To Be or Not To Be (1942 film); TCM's Tiffany Vasquez

Lindsey: The Hatchet Man

Lucy Brown: The Fall
Pretty Poison

Martin Edwards: Pretty Poison  [John F. Norris's review which sparked this one]

Marty McKee: Trespass (2011 film); Schizoid; The Mean Season

Michael Shonk: US television "upfronts" for the coming season

Mitchell Hadley: TV Guide, 31 May 1958; Iowa listings 5 June 1958

Neil Gaiman and Audrey Niffenegger (and musical guests)
Green Room

Noel Vera: Peppermint Candy

Peter Rozovsky: The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology

Pop My Culture: Quincy Jones (the younger comedian, not the elder musician and producer)

Prashant Trikannad: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Brokeback Mountain

Raquel Stecher: Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding

Rick: Assault on Precinct 13 (1976); 5 favorite Clint Eastwood films

Rod Lott: Bunny the Killer Thing; Holidays; Snakes on a Plane
Rich Kids

"Rupert Pupkin": Rich Kids; French Postcards

Ruth Kerr: Francis the Talking Mule and its sequels; Reel Infatuation (film crushes) blogathon call for contributions

Salome Wilde: Sinister Summer; Touch of Evil

Scott A. Cupp: Master of the World

Sean McLachlan: PRC, Producers Releasing Corporation "poverty row" releases (courtesy Bill Crider)
Fear is the Key

Sergio Angelini: Fear is the Key

Stacia Jones: Female; God's Country and the Woman

Stephen Bowie: Frank Wood

Steve Lewis: Hit Lady; They Met in the Dark 
The Women

Victoria Loomes: Contempt

Vienna: Myrna Loy; Burt Kwouk; The Women (1939 film)


Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

Thanks in particular for the NSFW advisory warning :)

Todd Mason said...

Is yours one of those Not So Forgiving offices, Sergio? Dealing with film, no less?

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Todd, thanks for posting the link to my piece. Rick's five favourite Clint Eastwood films is interesting. It'd be nice to range the best of his westerns against his non-western films, as an actor rather than as director.

Todd Mason said...

And there'd be overlap there, Prashant...thanks again for your post.

Elgin Bleecker said...

Todd - Thanks for gathering all the links and for including mine.

Todd Mason said...

Not at all, Elgin...thank you.

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

We're an educational charity Todd - but actually I'm just quite easily shocked :)

Todd Mason said...

You're quite happy I didn't choose to write up SWEET MOVIE this week, then, which has distantly haunted me for decades, and I finally sat down and watched it recently.

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

Never even heard of it - but hey, I'm fickle too, still think RE-ANIMATOR is a classic, so ...

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for links to my blog. And for sharing all these links to other bloggers.

Todd Mason said...

Vienna--thank you for your benisons and your posts!

Sergio--While RE-ANIMATOR uses its "extreme" elements to somewhat smartass but still artistic purposes, so, too SWEET MOVIE in its more seriously-intended but also still somewhat even more sophomoric execution. It's not SALO, but it is scabrous.