Category Archives: film

Seven Samurai Maine 1959

In the summer of 1959 my grandmother dragged me from a croquet game with my siblings on her lawn in Westbrrok Maine and sat me before the black and white Zenith TV. “I want you to watch this movie. THE SEVEN SAMURAI. It’s in Japanese with subtitles. They appear at the bottom of the TV, […]

Black Silver Screen Of Yesteryear

Thomas Beller recently wrote in the New Yorker about the closing of the Lincoln Theater Cinemas. “There is something disturbing about a blank movie marquee. It’s like a face without a mouth. I don’t mean the brief transitory blankness when the lettering for one movie is taken down at the end of its run to […]

Quote of the Day / Billy Wilder

If you’re going to tell people the truth, be funny or they’ll kill you. Billy Wilder Oscar Winning Director and Writer Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend, Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot, and my favorite The Apartment

NORTH NORTH HOLLYWOOD – Chapter 20 – by Peter Nolan Smith

Two seconds after the woman hung up, Sean Tempo dialed 911. “Yes, may I help you? the 911 operator answered within ten seconds. Sean explained the nature of the emergency and gave the operator the woman’s address. Several seconds passed in silence before the operator stated, “EMS no longer responds to that address.” “What do […]