I remember this as one of several Blind People Are Inspiring movies of the 1960s-1980s. There were endless commercials for “Butterflies Are Free” when it came out, with all the signifiers that this was an Important, Serious Movie.
The end of the blacklist took more than a decade, and involved a lot of people, including President John F. Kennedy. The process also weakened the production code and dissolved the studio system. Afterward, some victims of the blacklist struggled to move on. www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com
Lucille LeSueur, raised in midwestern poverty, was brassy and beautiful, tough and smart. She traded sexual favors on the path to becoming movie star Joan Crawford. When she arrived in Hollywood, the town was ruled by a king and queen: Lucille’s future future in-laws Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com
Judy Holliday won an Oscar for her first starring film role, “Born Yesterday.” She was idiosyncratic and unique, which made her memorable, but it also made for a short career at a time when conformity was equated with safety. www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com
Hugh Grant is interesting no matter what he’s talking about.
These were Broadway-style musical plays put on at tradeshows and conferences, featuring production numbers praising tractors and bathroom fixtures and such, for an audience of salespeople charged with selling those kinds of things.
I have a friend who wrote and produced one of these shows, and I was peripherally involved. It was a blast.
Featuring David “Stranger Things” Harbour. Looks good!
Not sure it should be called a reboot; it looks very much in the style and voice of the original. I liked the original a lot, so I’m not complaining.
I tried two Hellboy comics recently. I did not care for them.
The song also figures into Wes Anderson movie “Isle of Dogs,” and “Akira,” or so I have been given to understand.
“… a brilliant film that is also, unfortunately, a total mistake.” [Tim Carmody/kottke.org]
Rise and shine, hoopleheads! They’re finally making that feature-length “Deadwood” movie they’ve been talking about since the show went off the air twelve years ago.
Why can Mel Brooks make jokes about Nazis and make it work? Vlogger Lindsay Ellis connects Mel Brooks’ career of making jokes about the Nazis with real Nazis, “Judgment at Nurenberg,” “Dr. Strangelove,” the alt-right, and more.
Cheryl Crane is a retired real estate broker and writer. She married her partner of 40 years, Joyce LeRoy, in 2014. Crane is most famous for something she did as a teen-anger. Crane killed her mother’s abusive lover to protect her mother. Crane’s mother was Lana Turner and the lover was small-time gangster Johnny Stompanato.