M.Leddy + film   593

Weses
Oops, wrong Wes.
film 
yesterday by M.Leddy
Kirk Douglas (1916–2020)
Kirk Douglas as Ulysses, 1954.
film  Homer 
17 days ago by M.Leddy
“Books saved my life”
One of the better moments from The Public (dir. Emilio Estevez, 2018).
film  libraries 
17 days ago by M.Leddy
Small pleasures
House Manager Adam Schiff (D, California-18) today spoke the word copasetic on the Senate floor. And he referenced some famous phrasing from Casablanca : “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world,” casting Burisma as Rick’s Café Américain.
film  metaphor  words 
17 days ago by M.Leddy
EXchange name sighting
TUxedo 5-1234 was indeed the number of the Yellow Cab Company.
film  telephone 
29 days ago by M.Leddy
A Mongol sighting
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs is holding a Mongol pencil.
film  Mongol  pencils 
4 weeks ago by M.Leddy
Twelve movies
Claudine and others.
film 
4 weeks ago by M.Leddy
Mystery actor
This one would baffle me, so I’m guessing it’ll be easy for someone else.
film  television 
7 weeks ago by M.Leddy
Twelve movies
Motherless Brooklyn and others.
film 
10 weeks ago by M.Leddy
Wuthering Heights, tonight
it’s a version made for television, with Richard Burton and Rosemary Harris, lost and now found.
film  television 
11 weeks ago by M.Leddy
Twelve movies
All the King’s Men and Others.
film 
november 2019 by M.Leddy
The Art Theater
Goodbye, Art Theater. Thanks for the movies.
film 
november 2019 by M.Leddy
Pocket notebook sighting
Willie Stark’s notebook, a catalogue of grievances, punishments, and opposition research.
film  notebooks 
november 2019 by M.Leddy
All the King’s Whom
“For whom?”

“For those whom pay me.”
film  usage 
november 2019 by M.Leddy
“It’s always the same”
Commentary on war, from the film No Greater Glory.
film  war 
october 2019 by M.Leddy
Pencil Town
A movie in the works.
film  oencils 
october 2019 by M.Leddy
Twelve movies
Out of the Past and others, four sentences each.
film 
october 2019 by M.Leddy
Ticonderoga sighting
No, Brig Hilton (Shirley Temple) is not gasping at the conductor’s Dixon Ticonderogas, even if they are sporting nifty clips.
film  pencils 
september 2019 by M.Leddy
A guide to the cigarettes of Out of the Past
Thirty-eight cigarettes and thirty-nine acts of cigarette smoking (via the shared cigarette) in the film’s ninety-seven minutes, or roughly one cigarette every two-and-a-half minutes.
cigarettes  film  smoking 
august 2019 by M.Leddy
An EXchange name sighting
TUxedo 1234, from Out of the Past.
film  telephone 
august 2019 by M.Leddy
Mystery actor
I knew her voice right away, but couldn’t match it to a person. Who is she?
film 
august 2019 by M.Leddy
Recently updated
A date of manufacture for the Dark Passage streetcar.
dowdyworld  film 
august 2019 by M.Leddy
Dark Passage streetcar
At the intersection of Powell and Market.
dowdyworld  film 
august 2019 by M.Leddy
Harry’s Wagon
A San Francisco diner, as seen in Dark Passage.
diners  film 
august 2019 by M.Leddy
Twelve movies
Philomena and others.
film 
august 2019 by M.Leddy
Mingus and Brubeck
Charles Mingus and Dave Brubeck appear briefly in All Night Long (dir. Basil Dearden, 1962), a reimagining of Othello.
CharlesMingus  film  jazz  music 
august 2019 by M.Leddy
Twelve movies
Four sentences each. No spoilers.
film 
july 2019 by M.Leddy
Mystery actor
No, it’s not Steven Pinker.
film 
july 2019 by M.Leddy
Pocket notebook sighting
From The Face Behind the Mask (dir. Robert Florey, 1941), a vehicle for Peter Lorre.
film  notebooks 
july 2019 by M.Leddy
“Youth and sardines”
From Max Ophüls Le Plaisir.
film  sardines 
june 2019 by M.Leddy
Twelve movies
The Man Who Laughs and others. No spoilers.
film 
june 2019 by M.Leddy
Pocket notebook sighting: The Brasher Doubloon
You know you’re in sketchy territory when a plain old pocket notebook is doing duty as address book and storage unit for claim tickets.
film  notebooks 
june 2019 by M.Leddy
“Know the Answers”
A Mongol pencil, from Somewhere in the Night (dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1946).
film  Mongol  pencils 
june 2019 by M.Leddy
Return of the Jed
Nicely meta to have Jed Leland’s column appear in The Magnificent Ambersons.
film 
june 2019 by M.Leddy
Overheard
“I only care about three things: the Catholic Church, swimming, and dancing. And I had to give them up”: Little Edie, Edith Bouvier Beale.
film  overheard 
june 2019 by M.Leddy
Madhouse
“This place isn’t a country. It’s a Coney Island madhouse!”
film 
june 2019 by M.Leddy
Twelve movies
The Green Book and others.
film 
june 2019 by M.Leddy
A Unabomber precursor
Ross Martin as “Red” Lynch, in Experiment in Terror (dir. Blake Edwards, 1962).
film 
june 2019 by M.Leddy
Meta-conversation
From Human Desire (dir. Fritz Lang, 1954). Jeff (Glenn Ford) and Vicki (Gloria Grahame) are having a conversation about their conversation.
film 
april 2019 by M.Leddy
“What’s a parvenu?”
A nice bit of dialogue from Stan & Ollie (dir. Jon S. Baird, 2018).
film  words 
april 2019 by M.Leddy
Still life in red and green
Pencils, pens, and a thermometer. A screenshot from Alfonso Cuarón’s Sólo con tu pareja.
film  pencils  pens 
march 2019 by M.Leddy
Twelve more movies
“Seance on a Wet Afternoon” and others.
film 
march 2019 by M.Leddy
Benjamin and Newman
Watching The Graduate (dir. Mike Nichols, 1967) Saturday night, I wondered: could Mrs. Robinson’s icy “Hello, Benjamin” be the inspiration for Jerry Seinfeld’s “Hello, Newman”?
film  television 
march 2019 by M.Leddy
Synopses
The elements of the single-sentence synopses of movie listings cry out to be recombined on a remote island.
film 
march 2019 by M.Leddy
Mystery actor
And elevator operator.
film 
february 2019 by M.Leddy
An EXchange name sighting
Miss Jane Hudson, HO 5-6259, is planning to revive her career.
film  telephone 
february 2019 by M.Leddy
Stanley Donen (1924–2019)
Director of Royal Wedding and Funny Face and so many other films, co-director of On the Town and Singin’ in the Rain.
film 
february 2019 by M.Leddy
A Mongol sighting
In Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
film  Mongol  pencils 
february 2019 by M.Leddy
Twelve movies
I’m already suspecting that Ida might be the best movie I see this year.
film 
february 2019 by M.Leddy
More kids ’n’ coffee
“A cup of coffee. A whole cup of coffee for myself!”

“You’ve got it!”
childhood  coffee  film 
february 2019 by M.Leddy
Nancy and Sluggo in Mexico
As seen in Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma.
comics  film  Nancy 
february 2019 by M.Leddy
Marty again
If you watched the 1955 film Marty on TCM this morning and want to know what happened after the final scene, I explained it all in a 2009 post.
film 
february 2019 by M.Leddy
Notebook on a bus
Sylvia Sidney in You Only Live Once.
film  notebooks 
january 2019 by M.Leddy
Larkin anachronism
A book in a movie, decades before its time.
film  poetry 
january 2019 by M.Leddy
Grammar and Hardy
“If I didn’t know that Oliver was in Honolulu, I’d swear that was he on the phone.”
film  grammar 
january 2019 by M.Leddy
Twelve movies
One to four stars. Four sentences each. No spoilers.
film 
january 2019 by M.Leddy
A notebook sighting in Boston
From Walk East on Beacon! Filmed in Boston.
film  notebooks 
january 2019 by M.Leddy
Mid-century cigarette machine
There are many ways for a movie to hold my interest.
cigarettes  design  film 
january 2019 by M.Leddy
Notebook sightings: The Racket
Good cops use pocket notebooks. And they don’t waste time posing so some camera jockey gets a better shot of the notebook.
film  notebooks 
january 2019 by M.Leddy
A Mongol sighting
Robert Bice as a police dispatcher, Mongol pencil in hand. From The Racket (dir. John Cromwell, 1951).
film  Mongol  pencils 
january 2019 by M.Leddy
From Diary of a Lost Girl
“Just a little more love and no one would be lost in this world!”
film  life  love 
december 2018 by M.Leddy
Twelve movies
Did I mention Louise Brooks? Yes, of course I did, because she’s unforgettable.
film 
december 2018 by M.Leddy
Twelve movies
All available from the soon-to-be defunct FilmStruck.
film 
november 2018 by M.Leddy
EXchange names on screen: BArclay
From Deux hommes dans Manhattan (dir. Jean-Pierre Melville, 1959).
film  telephone 
november 2018 by M.Leddy
Mystery actor
I’ve seen him on television at least a hundred times. But on film — that was a surprise.
film  television 
november 2018 by M.Leddy
Twelve movies
As “Slip” Mahoney might say, “Routine Twelve!”
film 
november 2018 by M.Leddy
FilmStruck recommendations
New York Times editors and reporters have suggested twelve movies to watch before FilmStruck disppears.
film 
november 2018 by M.Leddy
FilmStruck
FilmStruck’s demise is a great loss for people who love film, or even just movies.
film 
october 2018 by M.Leddy
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