Monthly Archives: April 2013

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Versatile Blogger Award

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I was quite surprised when I found out that Michael from Parlor of Horror nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award this past Wednesday.  I haven’t really had time until now to give a proper response, so I apologize for … Continue reading

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‘The Castle of Cagliostro’ & ‘Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind’

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Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film animator, producer, screenwriter, and director.  He joined Toei Animation in 1963, working as an in-between artist on various animation projects.  He served as a chief animator, concept artist, and scene designer for 1968’s The … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesday: 4/9/13 Recommendations

New release:   Classic releases: Special Features: New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack New English subtitle translation PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film historian Stephen Prince   Special Features: High-definition digital transfer, approved by director David … Continue reading

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Restoring ‘The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp’

I had the privilege of attending a screening of the newly restored The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp almost a year-and-a-half ago at Film Forum.  It was November 2011, and the screening was introduced by Thelma Schoonmaker (Martin Scorsese’s … Continue reading

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‘A Boy Named Charlie Brown’ & ‘Snoopy, Come Home’

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the death of Bill Melendez (1916-2008), who worked as an animator, voice artist, producer, and director.  For a while in the 1940s he worked at one of the animation units at Warner Bros., … Continue reading

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Evil Dead Trilogy Posters

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The Evil Dead (1981) Evil Dead 2 (1987) Army of Darkness (1992) All hail the remake: Evil Dead (2013)

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Stanley Kubrick: A Cinematic Odyssey Part Two

(continued from Stanley Kubrick: A Cinematic Odyssey Part One) It would be over a year before I got to see another Kubrick film on the big screen.  The Museum of the Moving Image held its annual NY Film Critics series … Continue reading