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I suppose there will always be discussion and debate over which movie was the ‘original’ screwball comedy: TWENTIETH CENTURY? THEODORA GOES WILD? perhaps one of the late silent-era vehicles for Marion Davies?? The debate will probably never be settled, especially as esoteric older films are forgotten, never released on home video. (To quote filmmaker Chris […]

Maxine Cooper — an actress known for her appearances in such Robert Aldrich films as WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?, AUTUMN LEAVES and most famously as the “Woo Bait” Velda in KISS ME DEADLY — has passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 84. Cooper’s television appearances were a catalog of early […]

I caught the new Carlos Saura movie FADOS in NYC on the way to Lisbon a few weeks ago. At that time, the air traffic fates seemed against me since my flight was delayed and I had a 24 hour stayover in New York before leaving for Europe. Fortunately the Cinema Goddess gave me the […]



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