The Black Cat

1934 Universal Pictures Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer Produced by E.M. Asher Screenplay by Peter Ruric Story by Edgar G. Ulmer/Peter Ruric  You want to know how twisted 1934’s THE BLACK CAT is? Besides the Satanism cult, human sacrifice and necrophilia fetishism? Mollyfoggin’ Bela Lugosi is the hero of this movie. Seriously. When you’re a […]

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The Shadow

1994 Universal Pictures Directed by Russell Mulcahy Produced by Michael Bregman Written by David Koepp Created in 1930 to be the mysterious narrator of a radio anthology program, it wasn’t long before listeners demanded stories about this mysterious narrator. And so 1931 saw the debut of “The Shadow Magazine” a pulp series primarily written by […]

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Conan The Barbarian (1982)

1982 Universal Pictures Directed by John Milius Produced by Buzz Feitshans and Raffaella De Laurentiis Written by John Milius and Oliver Stone Based on the character/stories created and written by Robert E. Howard I knew that director John Milius and his screenplay co-writer Oliver Stone got the character of Conan five minutes into the movie.  […]

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The Phantom

1996 Paramount Pictures/The Ladd Company/Village Roadshow Pictures Produced by Robert Evans and Alan Ladd, Jr. Directed by Simon Wincer Written by Jeffrey Boam Based on “The Phantom” created by Lee Falk Music by David Newman Cinematography by David Burr Edited by O. Nicholas Brown/Bryan H. Carroll I have absolutely no idea why some movies become […]

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Flash Gordon (1936)

1936 Universal Pictures Directed by Frederick Stephani Produced by Henry MacRae Written by Basil Dickey, Ella O’Neill, George H. Plympton Based on the comic strip by Alex Raymond Say whatever you want about The Internet.  It’s done all right by me so far.  It’s a never ending source of delight to me that I can […]

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All Through The Night

1942 Warner Brothers Produced by Hal B. Wallis Directed by Vincent Sherman Screenplay by Leonard Spiegelgass and Edwin Gilbert Based on a story by Leonard Spiegelgass and Leo Rosten Music by Adolph Deutsch  “All Through The Night” by Arthur Schwartz (music) & Johnny Mercer (lyrics) Cinematography by Sidney Hickox Edited by Rudi Fehr I am […]

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The Whole Wide World

1996 Cineville, Inc./Sony Pictures Directed by Dan Ireland Screenplay by Michael Scott Myers Based on “One Who Walked Alone” by Novalyne Price Ellis Music by Hans Zimmer/Harry Gregson-Williams  Here’s a romance movie that I think is wonderful for a couple to watch but it’s not exactly the first movie that would come to mind when […]

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