Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Overlooked A/V: films, television and more; links to reviews, essays, podcasts and more

The weekly assembly of links to blogposts, reviews, essays, podcasts and other items of interest about audio/visual work, usually first-rate and deserving of one's attention but sometimes less so and sometimes deserving of obscurity, up to and including opera, stage drama, conventions, museum exhibits, videogames (and boardgames), and more. This week we have some braiding, in large part thanks to the Great Villains Blogathan, now in its fourth year, but not to that fine project of Kristina Dijan, Ruth Kerr and Karen Hannsberry exclusively. Thanks to all who have produced the items linked to below! And please let me know if I've missed yours or someone else's.  
Legend (1985) written by William Hjortsberg

Sparing a thought on the occasion of the deaths of writer/professor William Hjortsberg (a friend of writer and blogger Richard Wheeler) and Jonathan Demme. 
Todd Mason, with apologies for a day's delay this week, as well

A. J. Wright: Alabama actresses before 1960

Alice Chang: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Anne Billson: The Life of Oharu

The Big Broadcast: 23 April 2017

Bill Crider: Beau Brummell (1954 film) [trailer]

Bob Freedlander: The Big Heat; Experiment in Terror

Brian Busby: Tour de Force

Brian Lindenmuth: films based on the fiction of Lewis  B. Patten

B. V. Lawson: Media Murder

Colin McGulgan: Money, Women and Guns

Comedy Film Nerds: Faith Choyce

Cult TV: George and the Dragon

Cynthia Fuchs: Headshot; Queen of Katwe

Dan Stumpf: Big House, U.S.A.

The Dana Gould Hour: Kliph Nesteroff, Drew Friedman; Pete Aronson

Not solely how it should've ended, but also how it wasn't remotely well-written at any point.

Courtesy Lee Goldberg

Elgin Bleecker: Charade

Elizabeth Foxwell: First Edition: "Elmore Leonard" (1984 long interview)

Eric Hillis: Hard Times; The Entity

The Faculty of Horror: 2016 in review

George Kelley: Dead Again; Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

How Did This Get Made?: Escape from LA  (see Movie Sign with the Mads)

Iba Dawson: Feud: Bette and Joan

International Waters: Andy Kindler; Scott Thompson; Sara Morgan; Chris Morgan

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.: Ducks and Drakes; Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?; Fast Break; Crime Does Not Pay: "Desert Death"

Jack Seabrook, John Scoleri, Jose Cruz, Gilbert and Peter Enfantino: 2016 film, tv and more highlights (and less so)

Jackie Kashian/The Dork Forest: Rebecca Sugar on musicals

Jackie Kashian and Laurie Kilmartin: The Jackie and Laurie Show  

Jacqueline T. Lynch: Night and Day; De-Lovely

Jake Hinkson: Chicago Film Society

James Reasoner: Lady on a Train

Janet Varney/The J. V. Club: Amy Shira Teitel

J. D. Lafrance: Glengarry Glen Ross (film)

Jedidiah Ayres: On the Job

Jerry House: "Max, the Heartbreaker"; 1960?? Jimmy Cricket! (ABC Radio 1947 documentary of sorts featuring Disney voice actors)

John Grant: The Medusa Touch; La Foire aux Chimères; Flesh and the Spur

John Scoleri: Dark Shadows Before I Die

John Varley: Poltergeist (1982 film); The Night Manager

Jonathan Lewis: The Funhouse (1981 film)

Judy Gold/Kill Me Now: Cathy Ladman & Leslie Popkin; Laurie Kilmartin/Part 2

Karen Hannsberry: Great Villains Blogathon, Day 1

Kate Laity: She's Beautiful When She's Angry

Ken Levine: belaboring the joke; WGA labor action

Kim Newman: Mindhorn; I Start Counting; Drive, He Said

Kliph Nesteroff: Here Come the Stars (1968 television); The Phyllis Diller  Show

Kristina Dijan: Children of Paradise; The Dark Tower (1943 film)

Laura G.: The Richest Girl in the World; Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival; Other Men's Women; Wanted! Jane Turner; Ladies of the Jury

Lindsey D.: Broadway BabiesRome Adventure

The Long Shot: Betsy Sodaro

Maltin on Movies: festivals

Martin Edwards: CWA Annual Conference

Marty McKee: Superman and the Mole Men; The Golden Gate Murders

Mildred Perkins: Dracula's Daughter

Mitchell Hadley: Atlanta television, 27 April 1977; TV Guide, 23 April 1977

Movie Sign with the Mads: Escape from New York; The African Queen

Noel Vera: Hell or High Water

Patricia Nolan-Hall: Speedy; Hammett's Casper Gutman in film

Paul D. Brazill: The Bed-Sitting Room

The Projection Booth: The Red Shows; eXistenZ

Phil Nobile, Jr.: Roger Moore on Live and Let Die (courtesy Paul Brazill)

Raquel Stecher: Panique; The Graduate at 50

Rick: The Fortune Cookie; Detectorists

Rod Lott: Attack of the Morningside Monster; Beware! The Blob

Ruth Kerr: Great Villains Blogathon

Salome Wilde: The Scarlet Hour v. Pushover

Scott A. Cupp: Night of the Lepus

Serena Bramble: The Light Between Oceans

Sergio Angelini: Inspector Morse: "The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn" (Sergio points us to Chris Sullivan's post on this episode.)

Stacia Kissick Jones: Macbeth (1948 film); Daisy Kenyon

Stacie Ponder: The Haunting

Steve Lewis: Desire and Hell at the Sunset MotelNine Lives are Not Enough; The Black Tent

Stephen Bowie: UK television: The Man in Room 17; It's Dark Outside; The Plane Makers; Public Eye

Stephen Gallagher: The Beast of Hollow Mountain

Television Obscurities: Your Television Babysitter (Dumont Network, 1948-51)

Todd Mason: Soundstage, Jazz Casual, Playboy's Penthouse and other jazz television and film footage featuring Lambert, Hendricks and Ross or Bavan

Tynan: The 400 Blows; Divorce, Italian Style

Vienna: That's Entertainment!

Walker Martin: Windy City Pulp Convention 2017

Yvette Banek: The Manchurian Candidate (1962 film)


Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks for the link, Todd.

Todd Mason said...

You're welcome as always, Jack, and thank you.

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

Thanks for including me *and mentioning Chris' blog too)

Todd Mason said...

Not at all...thanks on both counts to you.

neer said...

Oh that's quite a list. Thanks for the compilation, Todd.

On a different note, here's my FFB for today:

The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey.