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VDP on TCM
Fans of Van Dyke Parks should know that Turner Classic Movies is airing The Swan.
film  VanDykeParks 
4 weeks ago by M.Leddy
T-Ball Jotter sighting
In the film “Shattered Glass.”
film  pens 
6 weeks ago by M.Leddy
“The ſhrill Trumpe”
As seen in the Bodleian First Folio.
film  politics  Shakespeare 
6 weeks ago by M.Leddy
At the office with Louis Malle
The opening scenes of Louis Malle’s Elevator to the Gallows (1958) are office-centric.
film  pencils  pens  supplies 
6 weeks ago by M.Leddy
Beginning with “say”
“Say, did you ever see a bellhop that didn’t want to be a fighter?”
dowdyworld  film 
6 weeks ago by M.Leddy
Naked Zippy
I like seeing Bill Griffith adapt the closing words of The Naked City (the film) and every episode of Naked City (the television series).
comics  film  NakedCity  television  Zippy 
7 weeks ago by M.Leddy
NeTfLiCks
It’s not just that Netflix has come to resemble TLC . I fear that Netflix has become TLC.
film  television 
11 weeks ago by M.Leddy
Netflix as TLC
Earlier this month I had the thought that Netflix resembles a crummy video store. Now it seems to be turning into TLC.
film  television 
february 2018 by M.Leddy
Renoir sardines
Sardines for lunch in La Bête humaine.
film  sardines 
february 2018 by M.Leddy
A Netflix thought
Television shows, more television shows, no-name documentaries, years-old movies announced as “new”: Netflix (streaming) resembles a crummy video store.
film 
february 2018 by M.Leddy
Twelve movies
“Three Billboards” and others.
film 
february 2018 by M.Leddy
Mystery actor
Do you recognize him?
film 
january 2018 by M.Leddy
Dorothy Malone (1924–2018)
The bookstore clerk in The Big Sleep.
film 
january 2018 by M.Leddy
“What you write down, you can see”
“What you write down, you can see. What you see, you can remember.”
film  notebooks 
january 2018 by M.Leddy
Peggy Cummins (1925–2017)
Best known for her performance as the sharpshooter-turned-criminal Annie Laurie Starr in the deliriously twisted Gun Crazy.
film 
january 2018 by M.Leddy
From Jazz Dance
If Weegee were to have made a film at a jazz dance, I think it would look much like this one.
dance  film  jazz  music  photography 
december 2017 by M.Leddy
Mystery actor
Do you recognize him?
film 
december 2017 by M.Leddy
Mystery actor
Do you recognize him?
film 
december 2017 by M.Leddy
Mystery actor
Do you recognize him?
film 
december 2017 by M.Leddy
An interview with Annie Atkins
Maker of graphic props for film, lead graphic designer for The Grand Budapest Hotel.
art  design  film 
december 2017 by M.Leddy
A pocket notebook sighting
From A Stranger in Town (dir. Roy Rowland, 1943).
film  notebooks 
november 2017 by M.Leddy
Twelve more movies
Mostly from this year and last.
film 
november 2017 by M.Leddy
Mister Memory
Please imagine Jeff Sessions in the role.
AlfredHitchcock  film  memory  politics 
november 2017 by M.Leddy
Separated at birth
The actors Andrew Tombes and Don Lake.
film  separatedatbirth 
november 2017 by M.Leddy
A Night at The Garden
Marshall Curry’s seven-minute assemblage of archival footage of a 1939 German American Bund rally at Madison Square Garden.
film  history 
october 2017 by M.Leddy
Martha Penteel
From Ministry of Fear. In a movie full of doors, this one is the oddest.
film 
october 2017 by M.Leddy
Separated at birth
Bérénice Bejo and Paula Beer.
film  separatedatbirth 
october 2017 by M.Leddy
“Bushy black and large”
Dreamlike and highly cinematic, from The Trial.
film  Kafka 
october 2017 by M.Leddy
Stoner movie
The Hollywood Reporter reports that John Williams’s 1965 novel Stoner is being adapted as a movie, directed by Joe Wright and starring Casey Affleck.
fiction  film 
october 2017 by M.Leddy
A pencil sighting
A Staedtler Noris 122 in Pedro Almodóvar’s Broken Embraces.
film  pencils 
september 2017 by M.Leddy
Notebook sightings
Three notebooks from Pedro Almodóvar’s Broken Embraces (2009).
film  notebooks 
september 2017 by M.Leddy
Twelve more movies
No sentence count. No spoilers.
film 
september 2017 by M.Leddy
“The important thing is handwriting”
From Pedro Almodóvar’s What Have I Done to Deserve This?
film  handwriting 
september 2017 by M.Leddy
EXchange names on screen
DUnkirk and MAdison, in Down Three Dark Streets, (dir. Arnold Laven, 1954).
film  telephone 
september 2017 by M.Leddy
Information retrieval
Pneumatic tubes. From From À nous la liberté.
film  technology 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
Escapees in nature
René Clair and Joel Coen. Perhaps a coincidence.
film 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
Twelve more movies
Five sentences each. No spoilers.
film 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
Pocket notebook sighting
From René Clair’s Le Million.
film  notebooks 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
The aroma and the actuality
“My, that coffee smells good. Ain’t it funny how coffee never tastes as good as it smells?”
coffee  film 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
Jeanne Moreau (1928–2017)
“The face of the New Wave.”
film 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
A shopping list
“I’ve got butter, fruit, green thread, and go to the library.” “And whatever vegetable looks freshest.”
film  lists  shopping 
july 2017 by M.Leddy
Twelve movies
Five sentences each. No spoilers.
film 
july 2017 by M.Leddy
“It’s getting kind of crowded in here”
As the head count at Trump Tower rises, I am reminded of a great moment in film.
film  politics 
july 2017 by M.Leddy
Pocket notebook sightings
With Laird Cregar as Inspector Ed Cornell.
film  notebooks 
july 2017 by M.Leddy
Mystery actor
She has Bette Davis eyes.
film  television 
june 2017 by M.Leddy
At least eleven more movies
Four sentences each. No spoilers. One entry that may not meet the definition of a movie.
film 
june 2017 by M.Leddy
“Screwballs!”
“Teachers, writers — screwballs!”
film  teaching 
may 2017 by M.Leddy
Berlin poster
A 1927 poster for the film “Berlin: Symphony of a Great City.”
advertising  art  film 
may 2017 by M.Leddy
A Mongol sighting
From Call Northside 777.
film  Mongol  pencils 
may 2017 by M.Leddy
This blog in Spin
My blog and me in Spin : “It’s Been Ten Years Since Brian Wilson Said His Favorite Movie Was Norbit .”
blogging  BrianWilson  film 
may 2017 by M.Leddy
Pocket notebook sighting
The Naked Edge shows George Radcliffe (Gary Cooper) making frequent use of this notebook.
film  notebooks 
may 2017 by M.Leddy
Twelve movies
No spoilers, one caution.
film 
may 2017 by M.Leddy
Mystery actor
You may have seen her on television — dozens and dozens of times.
film  Honeymooners  television 
may 2017 by M.Leddy
Odysseus in the North Atlantic
A startling bit of dialogue, from Action in the North Atlantic.
film  Homer  Odyssey 
april 2017 by M.Leddy
The Forger
Master forger Adolfo Kaminsky, subject of a short film from The New York Times.
film 
april 2017 by M.Leddy
Twelve movies
Short reviews, no spoilers.
film 
april 2017 by M.Leddy
The Golden Voice
The first voice of the UK’s “speaking clock.”
dowdyworld  film  time 
april 2017 by M.Leddy
Spoiler alert, spoiler alert
“National Velvet” is not a horse.
film 
march 2017 by M.Leddy
“Just old enough to vote”
Movie dialogue about bourbon.
film 
march 2017 by M.Leddy
Twelve more movies
Paterson (dir. Jim Jarmusch, 2016) and others.
film 
march 2017 by M.Leddy
Heavy reading
A bit of Proust dialogue from Frances Ha (dir. Noah Baumbach, 2012).
film  Proust 
march 2017 by M.Leddy
“The world’s choosing up sides”
From Saboteur (dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1942). A defense-plant employee tells the fascist plotter what’s what.
film  politics 
march 2017 by M.Leddy
Meet the Rubber Man
From British Pathé. He goes about the underground erasing graffiti.
erasers  film 
march 2017 by M.Leddy
Twelve more movies
Avec un peu de festival du Jacques Demy.
film 
february 2017 by M.Leddy
Mystery actor
The young Aaron Spelling.
film  television 
january 2017 by M.Leddy
Words from Edward G. Robinson
“To work, to create, to grow, and to give of yourself: that is one of the chief aims in life. To have experienced it once: that is a great experience. To do it a hundred and one times, well, that’s really a small miracle.”
film  life  work 
january 2017 by M.Leddy
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