Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Killer Has Asthma! - Blake Edwards' "Experiment in Terror" (1962)

Blake Edwards died last night. I get the whole Breakfast at Tiffany's and Pink Panther thing. Loved Peter Gunn. I'll watch Victor Victoria, or even Micki & Maude on the right kind of day. But I think Blake hit a high note with Experiment in Terror. It's a shadow-binge late noir thriller about a bank teller in San Francisco that is taken hostage in her own home by a wheezing strangler who tries to coerce her into robbing her employer. Big emphasis on sound design and the Mancini soundtrack was perfect. Who knew asthma could be so creepy?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

My Favorite Xmas Song

Probably because I had to suffer through these two abortions every Christmas until I split in '82.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Coming on Blu-ray!

This showed up in my recommendations! Yeah!
In case you have no idea what I am talking about.... my write up.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Not only it is a plethora of true Boston accents (oh, I love that "ehr" sound!), three deckers, snow-filled streets, smoking salesmen and women in curlers, there's so much more than just those tidbits to recommend this. Imagine trying to sell Bibles door to door now (or anything, for that matter.)

Albert Maysles is the reason I went to college.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

"Walt Disney Meets Lawrence Welk"

I've often blogged of my admiration of all things K. Gordon Murray. Finally, someone is making a documentary!