Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Tuesday's Overlooked A/V: Films, Television, Radio and More: links to reviews, interviews and more...

The weekly roundup of reviews, interviews, and other citations of (often, though not always) underappreciated examples of the dramatic and related arts; Olivia de Havilland gets some extra attention this week, and The Taking of Pelham One Two Three gets two (deservedly) good reviews (though I wonder at the claim that it's been remade twice...I'll have to look into that). As always, please let me know if I've missed your or anyone else's contribution this week in comments... thanks.                                                The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Allan Fish and Bob Clark: Heaven's Gate

Anne Billson: Inception and 8 films with better dream sequences (a NSFW image or so...where Mia Farrow's exposed rump might qualify)

Bhob Stewart: Cassini Mission true-color imagery of Saturn

The Big Broadcast: 3 July 2016
  • 7 p.m. Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
    "The Calicles Matter” Part 5 (CBS, Original airdate May 4, 1956)*
    Yours Truly Johnny Dollar
    "The McCormack Matter" Part 1 (CBS, Original airdate October 3, 1955)*
  • 7:30 p.m. Calling All Cars
    “July Fourth in a Radio Car” (CBS, Original airdate July 4, 1934)*
  • 8 p.m. Gunsmoke
    “Gun Shy” (CBS, Original airdate November 10, 1957)*
  • FDR Independence Day address
    (Original airdate July 4, 1941)
  • 8:30 p.m. The Pursuit Of Happiness
    (CBS, Original airdate November 5, 1939)
  • 9 p.m. You Are There: "Philadelphia, July 4, 1776”
    (CBS, Original airdate March 3, 1948)
  • 9:30 p.m. The Cavalcade Of America
    "Listen To The People” (NBC, Original airdate July 5, 1943)
  • 10 p.m. “Options” The 4th of July with Ed Walker
    (NPR, Original airdate July 4, 1978) 

B. V. Lawson: Media Murder

Classic Movie Salon: Night and the City (1950 film)

Colin McGuigan: The Revengers

Comedy Film Nerds: Stephen Kramer Glickman on 1990s fantasy films

Cult TV: Survivors (UK television, 1970s)

Cynthia Fuchs: The Fits; The Purge: Election Day

David Cramner: Junior Bonner; The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

David Vineyard: Appointment with Danger

Elgin Bleecker: "Old Glory"
"The Petrified Forest"
Elizabeth Foxwell: Producer's Showcase: "The Petrified Forest" (1955 US television...with Bogart, Bacall, Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Jack Warden, Richard Jaeckel...and Natalie Schafer...)

Nightmare in Chicago
Eric Hillis: The Swinging Cheerleaders; Suture

Gary Deane: Fugitive Lady (aka La strada buie)Nightmare in Chicago (one possibly NSFW image in this post)

George Kelley: Weiner

"Gilligan Newton-John": The Silencers

Iba Dawson: The Passion of Joan of Arc

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.: The Aldrich Family

Jackie Kashian: Wil Anderson on cricket

Jackie Kashian and Laurie Kilmartin: The Jackie and Laurie Show

Jacqueline T. Lynch: Olivia de Havilland

Jake Hinkson: The Student Nurses

James Clark: Dressed to Kill

James Reasoner: Cimarron
Janet Varney: Chris Tallman; Mark McConville

Jerry House: The Other Guys

John Grant: The Villiers Diamond; Varastettu Kuolema (aka Stolen Death); The Third Visitor

John Scoleri: Dark Shadows Before I Die: the episodes reviewed

Jonathan Lewis: Bad Blood; The Golden Salamander

Karen Hannsberry: Private Lives

Ken Levine: BrainDead; should sitcoms have studio audiences?


Kliph Nesteroff: Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title

Kristina Dijan: Tell It to the Marines; June film diary

Laura G: Utah Blaine; Kirk Douglas; Appointment with Crime; Remember?; The End of Summer; Topeka; How to Train Your Dragon; October on TCM; The Italian Job (2003); The Fast and the Furious (2001); The Bourne Identity; RED; Olivia de Havilland; July TCM; The Girl of the Golden West

Lesley Gaspar: Trouble in Paradise; Beauty and the Boss

Lindsey: The Life of the Party

Lucy Brown: Life of Crime

Martin Edwards: The Murderer Lives at Number 21

Marty McKee: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974 film); The Condemned 2; Big Trouble in Little China; Marauders

Mildred Perkins: The Last Days on Mars
The Knack...and how to get it...

Mitchell Hadley: TV Guide, 7 July 1977; Atlanta tv listings, 6 July 1977

Noel Vera: The Miracle of Morgan's Creek; Ordet

Patricia Abbott: Favorite musicals; The Knack...and How to Get It; Stratford Festival

Patricia Nolan-Hall: The Male Animal; About Mrs. Lester

Paul D. Brazill: The Hitch-Hiker

Randy Johnson: Panama Lady

Raquel Stecher: Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.

Rick: Steel Collar Man; The Lost World (1960 film)

Rod Lott: Endless Descent; Mortuary; Monsterland

Ron Scheer: The Legend of the Reno Brothers

Rudie Obias: 9 films meant to be sequels, but... (courtesy Bill Crider)

Ruth Kerr: The Snake Pit

Salome Wilde: House on the Hill; House by Telegraph River; Googie Withers; The Dark Mirror; High Anxiety

...starring Googie Withers

Scott A. Cupp: Quatermass and the Pit (1958 television serial; 1967 film, aka Five Million Years to Earth)

Scott/Married with Clickers: underrated films from 1976

Stacia Jones: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974 film)

Stacie Ponder: April Fool's Day (1986 film)

Stephen Bowie: Coronet Blue

Television Obscurities: the lowest-rated US tv primetime series: 21-27 December 1987

Theresa Brown: Director-Actor collaborations, a blogathon

Troy Balmyer: The Disappearance (French television)

Tynan: Red River; The Hunt; The Verdict; Day for Night; Philomena; Girl Shy

Victoria Loomes: Last Year in Marienbad

Vienna: Too Late for Tears


Phillyradiogeek said...

Pelham was indeed remade twice: the first one was a TV-movie in 1998 ( and the theatrical remake in 2009 ( I haven't seen either of the remakes, but the original is stellar!

Todd Mason said...

Thanks, Brian...the theatrical remake was rather weak tea...I wasn't aware of the telefilm.

Gary Deane said...

Might be the last one for the Summer. I"ll keep you posted. Many thanks.