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Gun Crazy (1949)

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments

A film noir morality play. From the atmospheric opening credits complete with foreboding music, to the “set-up” (which seems to harken back to 1936′s Reefer Madness, but with even more guns) through to the whiz-bang ending, Gun Crazy was a completely unexpected surprise.

This clip from TCM offers the opening credits and the “I told you so” Freudian framework for what is to come.

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Wish You Were Here?

April 13th, 2014 · No Comments

All the ball fields in Avondale Park are occupied with games and onlookers; their cars line the surrounding streets. There’s a light pollen haze in the air. White blooming dogwood trees invade one’s line of sight in every direction. There goes a bike. Smoke is snaking from Saw’s barbecue joint. Inside the nearby library, Miss Ellen is projecting Much Ado About Nothing on the event room wall as a kid in the front row has his eyes on his handheld; there are only four people in attendance, yet they have eaten all the popcorn the popper could make. It’s free, after all, as is this beautiful day.

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Playlist: Office Time

March 28th, 2014 · No Comments

This evening, I spent a few hours upstairs in the home office, sorting through papers and just trying to make sense of it all. This was the soundtrack to my time there.

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February 4th, 2014 · No Comments

020414 Philomena ticket stub

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February 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

020314b American Hustle ticket stub

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February 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

020314 12 Years a Slave ticket stub

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February 1st, 2014 · No Comments

020114 Wolf of Wall Street ticket stub

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January 31st, 2014 · No Comments

013114 Her ticket stub

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January 19th, 2014 · No Comments

011914 Dallas Buyers Club ticket stub

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January 11th, 2014 · No Comments

011114 Inside Llewyn Davis ticket stub

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