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The Human Animal: "Planet of the Apes" (1968)

      If by its general definition which includes an elemental nihilism in both its thematic genetics and within the limited but evident visual aesthetic, film noir is certainly the most  formally pessimistic of the film genres. 734 more words


Twilight Zone Sn1 Ep5 "Walking Distance"

Original Airdate: October 30, 1959

The Thomas Wolfe adage, “You can’t go home again,” is the basis for “Twilight Zone’s” fifth episode, “Walking Distance” in which a walk to town becomes a much longer walk through time and memory. 306 more words

Julie Newmar Is the Cat's Meow

To fans of the Batman TV show of the 1960s, Julie Newmar will always be Catwoman. But she’s also appeared on Broadway (Tony Award winner for the hit comedy “Marriage-Go-Round”), toured nationally with Joel Grey in… 1,078 more words


Twilight Zone Sn1 Ep4 "The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine"

Original Airdate: October 23, 1959

The fourth episode of “Twilight Zone” swings for the fences and is the creepiest episode yet. Barbara Trenton (Ida Lupino, “High Sierra”) is an aging screen star who’s time in the limelight was twenty years past. 388 more words

The screenwriting experts don't all agree with the one page = one minute screen time theory.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I read the rough draft for my screenplay and found that it was only 16 pages long. In other words, it’s too short for a feature film. 353 more words

Twilight Zone Sn1 Ep3 "Mr. Denton on Doomsday"

Original Airdate: October 16, 1959

For the third episode to air Rod Serling penned the first western of the series and it is as bizarre as one might imagine. 445 more words

Moving Away From "The Midnight Sun"

If you’re reading this from anywhere in North America, I don’t have to tell you it’s beyond cold right now.

We’re talking ARCTIC. Record low temperatures are being broken all over. 450 more words

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