Saturday, May 27, 2017

Overlooked A/V: the links to the reviews, discussions and more: film, television, radio, podcasts and more: new links added

The (usually) 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. Terribly sorry for some weeks and some days delay; it really has been one damned thing after another of late..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.  
Remembrance of Roger Moore, Dina Merrill and others will be found among the blogs and posts below. 

A. J. Wright: Whispering City; Marilyn McCoo

Alice Chang: Dark Souls; PlayStation 4; Persona 5; Ori and the Blind Forest

the Allan Fish Online Film Festival 2017

Anne Billson: Diamonds Are Forever (Cat of the Day)

The Big Broadcast: 21 May 2017 

Bill Crider: Our Miss Brooks (1956 film) [trailer]; She's All That [trailer]; Return of the Lash; The Man in the Iron Mask (1939 film) [trailer]; Mainly Millicent: with Roger Moore as James Bond (1964)

Dan Stumpf: Return to Warbow: Sing and Like It; The Hustler 

Dana Gould: Eddie Pepitone; Ken Reid; Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?; Lizzie Borden

David Cramner: backgammon in film and literature; Aldous Huxley on TechnoDictators

David Vineyard: This Man is News

Earl Green: Trying Times (courtesy Brian Arnold)

Elgin Bleecker: Naked City (1948 film); Line of Duty

Elizabeth Foxwell: Shield for Murder: 99 River Street; George V. Higgins speaks (1985); House by the River; David C. Raskin: Lie Detection and the Judicial System (1975 lecture)

Evan Lewis: The Maltese Falcon and related matter: The Adventures of Sam Spade: "The Kandy Tooth"; The Maltese Falcon (1941 film); Satan Met a Lady; The Maltese Falcon (1931 film); &...Star Trek Continues: "Pilgrim of Eternity"; The Brasher Doubloon

The Faculty of Horror: The Descent

George Kelley: Cabaret (current stage production); The Grace Kelly Collection

Hal Horn: Underrated 1987 films

How Did This Get Made?: Stealth; My Stepmother is an Alien

Iba Dawson: The Get-Down; Turner Classic Film Festival 2017: Ntrate; Pre-Code Films

International WatersGraham Elwood; Guy Branum; Caroline Mabey; Lucy Pearman; host Dave Holmes; Bil Dwyer, Ophira Eisenberg, Tom Bell, and Holly Burn

Trials of O'Brien: "Picture Me a Murder" A one-season series for Peter Falk; early tv work, in this episode excerpt, for Joanna Pettet (long-term media crush), Jessica Walter, Alan Alda, Charles Grodin, Claude Akins; series semi-regular Elaine Stritch, as Falk/O'Brien's receptionist, doesn't appear in this first 9 minutes of the episode (a battered but watchable teaser to encourage you to buy gray-market copies)

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.: Spotlight Scandals; the color episodes of The Andy Griffith Show; The Mysterious AirmanTrials of O'Brien; Never Let Me Go; Calvin and the Colonel; Feel My Pulse; Afraid to Talk; Crime Does Not Pay: "A Thrill for Thelma"; Blondes and Redheads: Pre-Code Comedy Classics, Volume 2; Swiss Family Robinson (1940 film); Early Women Filmmakers

J. Kingston Pierce: Roger Moore; more on Moore

Jack Seabrook: The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: "The Gentleman Caller"; "Return of Verge Likens"; "Bed of Roses"
Jonathan Lewis: Rage (1972 film); The Night Evelyn Came Out of the GraveThe Treasure of Pancho Villa; Ghost Town (1988 film)

Judy Gold/Kill Me Now: Felicia Michaels

Karen Hannsberry: Great Villain Blogathon; Five Stars: Jean Harlow, Norma Shearer, Barbara Stanwyk, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis; Hold Your Man

Kate Laity: "Witches" at September Gallery

Ken Levine: next season's sitcoms; sitcom writing underachievement

Ken Reid/TV Guidance Counselor: Stephen Bissette, horror/comics guy

Kim Newman: KaboomDon't Let Him In; Cobra Woman

Kliph Nesteroff: The Steve Allen Christmas Show (1961); The Paul Lynde Show (with guest Jodie Foster).[..a vintage example of sub-par sitcom writing...]; East Side, West Side: "The Beatnik and the Politician" with Alan Arkin

Kristina Dijan: The Invisible RayUnion Depot; Great Villains Blogathon; The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

Laura G: Disneyland; Split Second; Dina Merrill and Roger Moore; Daredevils of the Red Circle; Challenge to Lassie; Spencer's Mountain; All the King's Men; Hollow Triumph; The Big Heat; Iron Man (1951 film); The Man Who Cheated Himself; Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival 2017

Lindsey D: Eyewitness (1956 film); Let's Make It Legal; Topper Returns; Extraordinary Tales; Two on a Guillotine

The Long Shot: Tim Baltz; Helen Hong; Paul Danke; Jordan Brady

Louis Fowler: South Bronx Heroes; The Firm

Maria Alexander: What Star Wars (including the radio series) meant for me...

Mark Anthony Lacy: Top 12 1960s sexploitation films

Martin Edwards: Dead Man's Evidence; Don't Talk to Strange Men; Crimefest; AlliedThriller of the Year (stage); Danger by My Side; Stranger in Town

Patricia Abbott: 30 Rock; 1984 (1984 film); Late Night with David Letterman; A Quiet Passion 

Patricia Nolan-Hall: Ricardo Cortez; Simon and Laura; Five Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, James Cagney, Laurel and Hardy, John Wayne; A Tree Grows in Brooklyn; Dial M for Murder (1954); Little Boy Lost; Me and My Pal; The Far Country

Paul D. Brazill: Dog SoldiersLast Cab to Darwin; Len and Company 

The Projection Booth: The Lost One; The Ninth Configuration; Who is Arthur Chu?; Mommie Dearest; Wanda Whips Wall Street; Rick Marx; Tami Stronach

Raquel Stecher: The Beguiled; Dancing Lady; What's Up, Doc?; The China Syndrome

Ren Zelen: Something Wild

Rick: The African Queen; Five Stars: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Katherine Hepburn; Young Sherlock Holmes; Billy Wider; Marlowe; 
equestrian films

Rod Lott: Wolves at the Door; The Circle; Rest Stop: SST: Death Flight; SnakeEater; SnakeEater II: The Drug Buster; The Belko Experiment

Ruth Kerr: Night Nurse; You Can't Take It With You; Five Stars: Ida Lupino, The Nicholas Brothers, Thelma Ritter, John Wayne; Stella Dallas; TCM Classic Film Festival

Salome Wilde: A Woman's Face (1938 Sweden and 1941 US); Laird Cregar; Five Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Lauren Bacall, Peter Lorre; Nazi noir: The Murderers are Among Us; Turn the Key Softly; noir and the Oscars; Finger of Guilt (aka Intimate Stranger)

Scott A. Cupp: Arsene Lupin; The Giant Claw; The Neanderthal Man (1953 film); Reaper: Pilot 

Sergio Angelini: Last Resort; The Woman in Green The Marseilles Contract

Stacia Kissick Jones: Johnny Guitar; Gas-s-s-s

Stacie Ponder: The Fog


Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks for the link, Todd!

Todd Mason said...

Thank you...things have gotten weird and busy here, hence the dragging out of posting this week...sorry for the delay...

Todd Mason said...

And for the further delays, this week, as well. Small crises interfered with collection and posting.

Brian Busby said...

Greetings Todd,

Another of my infrequent contributions, this one is on a lost silent and the only Steven Seagal film I will ever seen:

The Critical Age


Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

Wow, all this and MORE to come? I'll never keep up (but will likely die trying) - thanks Todd.

Todd Mason said...

Thsnkd, Brian! And you, too, Sergio...sorry it's taking so long, but it's one small draining thing after another. Much more to come.

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

All very marvellous Todd - did blogger wipe out part of this when you had that "outage" (or whatever the less polite term is)? Thanks for doing it though - it's an incredible, harmonising thing.

Todd Mason said...

Glitch, and yes, indeed, along with beginnings of the day-late music list. Thanks! Really. I hadn't thought about it as harmonizing...though these are a rather disparate set of writers, except fo the love of a/v material...and willingness to blog...

Laura said...

Just a belated note to say your links area always greatly appreciated! Thanks Todd!

Best wishes,