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Lift your cardboard 3-D glasses in respect

Lift your cardboard 3-D glasses in respect. Sidney Pink, the film producer who is considered the father of the feature-length 3-D movie, has died. He was 86. Pink, who is also known for giving Dustin Hoffman his first big break, … Continue reading

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Hooray for Turner Classic Movies!

I just spotted it while scanning through the TiVo lists last night and then TCM’s monthly email confirmed it. TCM is showing The Bed-Sitting Room, a completely bonkers post-apocalypse movie with Spike Milligan, Dudley Moore, and Peter Cook. Filmed on … Continue reading

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2001 and Patton in 70mm

Cool stuff coming up at the American Cinematheque at the end of the month: 2001: A Space Odyssey and Patton in new 70mm prints.

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Two articles on Minority Report

I saw Minority Report on opening night, but didn’t get prompted to comment about it until after I read these two articles: The first from the Village Voice: Minority Report is the new lord of the allegories, dethroning that movie … Continue reading

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Things I haven’t done in years part 2: The Drive-In

So over the weekend, I did something I haven’t done in years… Went to the drive-in! I don’t know why I thought of it, and I didn’t even know if there was one left in LA/OC, but a short web … Continue reading

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Millenium Falcon: Ship of Riddles

Mega geek content, but fun reading as I spent a lot of time back in the day trying to figure out how the interior of the Millenium Falcon fit together. Hell, for most of my teenaged years the Millenium Falcon … Continue reading

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Kaj Pindal’s “What On Earth!”

Jason Kottke jogs my memory and reminds me of the wonderful Canadian animated film “What On Earth!”. This film shows what many Earthlings have long feared (and what Martians might logically deem to be the case) — that the automobile … Continue reading

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K. Gordon Murray

“How far, can the human mind penetrate the mysteries of the great beyond? Who Knows? This picture, is based upon an extraordinary experiment, carried out by Doctors Hughes and Tooney of the University of Los Angeles. There is no doubt … Continue reading

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