Tag Archives: film noir

Mark Maynard’s first annual Sterling Hayden film festival

I’m not feeling up to working right now, so I’m making some snacks and cueing everything up for a Sterling Hayden double feature. If you’d like to join me, I’ll be starting with John Huston’s The Asphalt Jungle (1950), and then moving imediately onto Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing (1956). Then, if I’m still awake, I’ll […]

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Horses that owe me money!

At some point during the 1952 thriller Sudden Fear, Joan Crawford breaks into the apartment of her husband’s lover with the intention of stealing both a gun, and a sample of the woman’s handwriting. While I’ve watched the scene a number of times, it hadn’t occurred to me until last night to actually slow the […]

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My favorite movie sex scene

This was probably the first real sex scene I ever saw in a film, and I think it’s still probably my favorite, even with the terrible part where Bogart asks her to remove her glasses, which always makes me cringe. So, what’s you’re favorite movie sex scene, either seen or implied? Oh, and if you’ve […]

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Sorry, but you’re on your own

Tonight, I chose the Fritz Lang film noir Scarlet Street over blogging. So, you’re on your own. If you’re dying for something to chat about, though, and have no interest in film noir, check out this scathing Vanity Fair piece on Sarah Palin. Here’s the overview: Even as Sarah Palin’s public voice grows louder, she […]

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Laying in bed, hoping it’s not the West Nile virus

Linette and Clementine are at a kegger tonight at our friend Ruth’s dad’s house, and I’m home alone, sick. If you can believe it, I’m even shakier and sweatier than usual. I guess I’ve got a bug of some kind. Every time I stand up, I get a head rush, but, so far, I haven’t […]

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