Things you should be doing instead of checking SBBN:
Charles Laughton spent time in Texas in 1953 with his one-man show, as well as working on a revelatory new interpretation of Othello. The BFI has more, as well as some footage from a local TV station doing a special on Laughton.
Elaine May and Mike Nichols gave an interview to Vanity Fair back in January, and it was amazing. If you missed it a few months ago, read it now. You won’t regret it.
W.B. Kelso at 3B Theater embarked on a Glenda Farrell Project a few months ago, and it is fabulous. Classic film lovers do not want to miss this.
Raymond De Felitta’s post at Movies ‘Til Dawn about then-famous, now-forgotten torch singer Helen Morgan.
And finally, from several months ago, Slashfilm’s article about the original photo doctored for the final scene of The Shining. I would have loved to have seen the whole photo and not just a detail, but why ask for the moon when I have the internet?
Some recent posts of mine at Spectrum:
Revisit: Under the Volcano (1984): The more I see this film, the more I love it. A flawed masterpiece, certainly, but Finney’s performance is indescribable, yet the exact definition of why I love film. Yeah, there’s your oblique faux film criticism for the day. Bask in it.
Remake/Remodel: Out of the Past (1947) vs. Against All Odds (1984): When I first learned AAO was a reworking of Out of the Past last year, I couldn’t believe it, but on a re-watch it became all too obvious. What a strange remake.
And a few reviews of recent releases:
A state of the blog post should be arriving in a couple of weeks, and if all goes well, an actual review instead of these Elsewheres and Raiders recaps.