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Last night, I watched this 1970 appearance by Orson Welles on the Dick Cavett Show, after Jack Lemmon had already been interviewed and was also on the stage. It’s quite fascinating. Welles oozes his charisma and charm, even if he also oozes some very bad hair die. Cavett moves between asking great questions and really […]

On Cop Media

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On June 6, 2020

Alyssa Rosenberg has a very interesting piece noting at how a century of cop films and then television shows has served as propaganda for the fascists running amok in our cities today. Like many other

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Upon Fred Willard’s death, I was reminded of something I had heard about for years, but never watched–The History of White People in America, the 1985 short mockumentary starring Willard as the patriarch of a white family and Martin Mull as the narrator guiding us through the white experience. I checked it out this evening. […]

Deadwood

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On June 7, 2019

This post will contain plenty of spoilers from the Deadwood movie, so I don’t want to hear any complaints from you hoopleheads. Like many of you, I waited with great anticipation for the Deadwoo

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This is the grave of Fred Rogers. Born in 1928 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, easily the best thing to ever come out of that town and that VERY MUCH includes Rolling Rock, he went to Dartmouth in 1946 and then transferred to Rollins College in Florida, graduating in 1951 with a music composition degree. He married […]
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