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This is a documentary premiering in New Orleans tomorrow and features three of M's "kids" on Dumaine, Jonathan, Joshua, and Mario. In the clip there is also a brief cameo of Fermin, sitting on steps with longish hair and white t-shirt. Produced, written, directed and edited by M's friend and former employer, Dr. Vince Morelli, who was very active on Dumaine after I left and opening first scene of Jonathan in clip is shot in front of, but looking across the street, from Dumaine house. Mario, I may have mentioned a couple of years ago, was shot five times while sitting on his stoop around the corner, and survived.
come back to the five and dime, robert altman, robert altman
anybody ever hear of this lana turner lsd movie?
Unlike Oskar Fischinger, whose estate is apparently Larry King- or Ted Stevens-like in not getting the Internet, Harry Smith is on YouTube.
nuggets from a tellall about hollywood in the fifties.
heres a guy with an incredible body of work. the sidney falco character from sweet smell of success was a self caricature.
sweet smell and night of the hunter, which he didnt write (charles laughton did) were both critically acclaimed but box office flops. (i saw a couple of minutes of spike lees do the right thing last night. in hunter, robert mitchum has love and hate scrawled on his knuckles and he uses them to illustrate his struggle with righteousness. in do the right thing, the character has a pair of those brass knuckle-like rings for your entire hand. on one hand he had love and the other hate. the character does the entire mitchum monologue updated for 80s brooklyn speech patterns.)
kim novak of vertigo fame had an intimate relationship with sammy davis jr. her studio chief forced her to break it off if she wanted to maintain her career.