What does it mean to save the tiger? Scale your hurt and loss with things you can help, knowing that somewhere out there, you’ve done something that matters. Or is it the promise that you’ve done something that matters that supersedes the results? *** The first time Jack Lemmon won an Oscar was for his… Continue reading Grief and Jack Lemmon
Revisiting “The Graduate” on its 53rd anniversary.
Content warning: Sexual assault.
Popular fare in the Classic Hollywood blogger/watcher/TCM devotee community, Noirvember, affectionately Frankenstein-ing the month and film genre, entails a month’s watching of gumshoes, sharp-shooters, femme fatales, and crooked outsiders in pictures from around the world. Or, if you’re like me, this Noirvember entailed a month’s watching of Anne Bancroft, Farley Granger, and Yakuza films. Admittedly,… Continue reading Noirvember Notables: 2020
A companion piece to my Noirvember 2020 post.
Wanda walks among piles of coal in a landscape shot of eastern Pennsylvania that lingers for almost two minutes. Her hair pinned in rollers, dressed in all white, she is the only vision in a terrestrial matter of darkness. She moves forward on a track that is unknown and undisturbed, for the while being; she… Continue reading Second Chances Are Fighting Chances: “Wanda” & “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”