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Dashiell Hammett’s The Glass Key (1942) Directed by Stuart Heisler and starring Brian Donlevy, Veronica Lake, and Alan Ladd. Based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett.

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Dashiell Hammett’s The Glass Key (1942) Directed by Stuart Heisler and starring Brian Donlevy, Veronica Lake, and Alan Ladd. Based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett.

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Waiting for Guffman (1997) a  mockumentary starring, co-written and directed by Christopher Guest.  Starring Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Parker Posey,  Fred Willard, Bob Balaban

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Waiting for Guffman (1997) a mockumentary starring, co-written and directed by Christopher Guest. Starring Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Parker Posey, Fred Willard, Bob Balaban

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This Is Spın̈al Tap  (1984) rock musical mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner and starring  # Michael McKean as David St. Hubbins # Christopher Guest as Nigel Tufnel (Tuffy) # Harry Shearer as Derek Smalls # Rob Reiner as Marty DiBergi(officially spelled with an umlaut over the letter n and a dotless letter i)

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This Is Spın̈al Tap  (1984) rock musical mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner and starring
# Michael McKean as David St. Hubbins
# Christopher Guest as Nigel Tufnel (Tuffy)
# Harry Shearer as Derek Smalls
# Rob Reiner as Marty DiBergi
(officially spelled with an umlaut over the letter n and a dotless letter i)

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Enthiran (Tamil: எந்திரன், Entira) (2010) (Tamil) co-written and directed by S. Shankar. Starring Rajinikanth in dual roles as a professor and an android, along with Aishwarya Rai, Danny Denzongpa, Santhanam, Karunas, Kalabhavan Mani, Devadarshini, and Cochin Haneefa. Also spelled Endhiran.

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Enthiran (Tamil: எந்திரன், Entira) (2010) (Tamil) co-written and directed by S. Shankar. Starring Rajinikanth in dual roles as a professor and an android, along with Aishwarya Rai, Danny Denzongpa, Santhanam, Karunas, Kalabhavan Mani, Devadarshini, and Cochin Haneefa. Also spelled Endhiran.

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Shutter Island (2010), based on Dennis Lehane’s 2003 novel of the same name. Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Max von Sydow, Jackie Earle Haley, Ted Levine, John Carroll Lynch, Elias Koteas, Patricia Clarkson.

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Shutter Island (2010), based on Dennis Lehane’s 2003 novel of the same name. Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Max von Sydow, Jackie Earle Haley, Ted Levine, John Carroll Lynch, Elias Koteas, Patricia Clarkson.

A Very Potter Sequel.

A Very Potter Sequel (2010) An unofficial, fan-made, parody show. My screen caps are from the YouTube videos, so quality is not spectacular. Stars Darren Criss, who went on to play “Blaine” on Glee.Director: Matt LangAsst Director: Nick LangWritten by: Matt Lang, Nick Lang, Brian HoldenMusic: Darren CrissDarren Criss (Harry)Joey Richter (Ron)Bonnie Gruesen (Hermione)Lauren Lopez (Draco)Joe Walker (Umbridge)Joe Moses (Snape)Brian Holden (Lupin)Dylan Saunders (Dumbledore)Tyler Brunsman (Lucius)Jim Povolo (Goyle / Firenze)Jaime Lyn Beatty (Rita)Nicholas Joseph Strauss-Matathia (Sirius) Nick Lang (Arthur / Sorty / Scarfy / Peter / Mama Umbridge)

A Very Potter Sequel.

A Very Potter Sequel (2010) An unofficial, fan-made, parody show. My screen caps are from the YouTube videos, so quality is not spectacular.

Stars Darren Criss, who went on to play “Blaine” on Glee.


Director: Matt Lang
Asst Director: Nick Lang
Written by: Matt Lang, Nick Lang, Brian Holden
Music: Darren Criss

Darren Criss (Harry)
Joey Richter (Ron)
Bonnie Gruesen (Hermione)
Lauren Lopez (Draco)
Joe Walker (Umbridge)
Joe Moses (Snape)
Brian Holden (Lupin)
Dylan Saunders (Dumbledore)
Tyler Brunsman (Lucius)
Jim Povolo (Goyle / Firenze)
Jaime Lyn Beatty (Rita)
Nicholas Joseph Strauss-Matathia (Sirius)
Nick Lang (Arthur / Sorty / Scarfy / Peter / Mama Umbridge)

Coming up: A Very Potter Musical.
A bit of something different. AVPM is an unofficial, fan-made, parody show. My screen caps are from the YouTube videos, so quality is not spectacular.
In 2009, a gang of kids from the University of Michigan put this all together, a full-length musical parody. Stars Darren Criss, who went on to play “Blaine” on Glee.
Directed by Matt Lang, Written by Matt and Nick Lang, Brian HoldenMusic: Darren Criss and A.J. HolmesDarren Criss (Harry)Joey Richter (Ron)Bonnie Gruesen (Hermione)Lauren Lopez (Draco)Jaime Lyn Beatty (Ginny)Joe Walker (Voldemort)Dylan Saunders (Dumbledore)Brian Rosenthal (Quirrel)Joe Moses (Snape)

Coming up: A Very Potter Musical.

A bit of something different. AVPM is an unofficial, fan-made, parody show. My screen caps are from the YouTube videos, so quality is not spectacular.

In 2009, a gang of kids from the University of Michigan put this all together, a full-length musical parody. Stars Darren Criss, who went on to play “Blaine” on Glee.

Directed by Matt Lang, Written by Matt and Nick Lang, Brian Holden
Music: Darren Criss and A.J. Holmes

Darren Criss (Harry)
Joey Richter (Ron)
Bonnie Gruesen (Hermione)
Lauren Lopez (Draco)
Jaime Lyn Beatty (Ginny)
Joe Walker (Voldemort)
Dylan Saunders (Dumbledore)
Brian Rosenthal (Quirrel)
Joe Moses (Snape)

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The Mother of Tears (Italian title: La Terza Madre, The Third Mother) (2007) Written and directed by Dario Argento and starring Asia Argento, Daria Nicolodi, Moran Atias, Udo Kier, and Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni. The Mother of Tears is the third and final of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and Inferno (1980). Mother of Tears features the third “mother,” Mater Lachrymarum, Mother of Tears.

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The Mother of Tears (Italian title: La Terza Madre, The Third Mother) (2007) Written and directed by Dario Argento and starring Asia Argento, Daria Nicolodi, Moran Atias, Udo Kier, and Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni.

The Mother of Tears is the third and final of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and Inferno (1980). Mother of Tears features the third “mother,” Mater Lachrymarum, Mother of Tears.

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Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi, and Alida Valli. Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

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Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi, and Alida Valli.

Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

SUSPIRIA
Suspiria (1977), directed by Dario Argento and co-written by Argento and Daria Nicolodi, starring Jessica Harper, Alida Valli, Udo Kier and Joan Bennett. Suspiria is the first of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, followed by Inferno and The Mother of Tears.
Mater Suspiria: Mother of Sighs

SUSPIRIA

Suspiria (1977), directed by Dario Argento and co-written by Argento and Daria Nicolodi, starring Jessica Harper, Alida Valli, Udo Kier and Joan Bennett. Suspiria is the first of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, followed by Inferno and The Mother of Tears.

Mater Suspiria: Mother of Sighs

REVIEW: Dune (1984)
    You know it’s about to get EPIC when the electric guitars kick in!    This story is definitely one where gay = decadent badguy.     People make fun of this movie. And while sting in a diaper is a bit ridiculous (no moreso than Sean Connery’s diaper-and-bandolier getup in Zardoz), I think it’s a fine film.It’s difficult to find it Lynch-y — but this was after The elephant Man, before Lynch gave up entirely on attempts to be mainstream.
Like most Lynch, each shot of each scene is crafted with care, composed like a photo, or a painting. When I tour Lynch films, I have to restrain myself or I would have hundreds of snapshots per film.It’s been a looong time since I read the book, so on this viewing I am unsullied by concerns of authentic adaptation.    Kyle MacLachlan will always be FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper to me. “Diane, this must be where spice goes to die.”        Visually and stylistically stunning. Whispered internal dialogues, interesting, work once you get used to it. It’s something that, alas, never really took hold, and so most movie adaptations of books with a strong internal focus fail badly. cf Stephen King novels.
This is Scix in the Back Row, with the weirding way.
Dune (1984) Written and directed by David Lynch, based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name. Starring Francesca Annis, Linda Hunt, Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Everett McGill, Kenneth McMillan, Jack Nance, Jürgen Prochnow, Paul L. Smith, Patrick Stewart, Sting, Dean Stockwell, and Max von Sydow.

REVIEW: Dune (1984)

    You know it’s about to get EPIC when the electric guitars kick in!
    This story is definitely one where gay = decadent badguy.
    People make fun of this movie. And while sting in a diaper is a bit ridiculous (no moreso than Sean Connery’s diaper-and-bandolier getup in Zardoz), I think it’s a fine film.

It’s difficult to find it Lynch-y — but this was after The elephant Man, before Lynch gave up entirely on attempts to be mainstream.


Like most Lynch, each shot of each scene is crafted with care, composed like a photo, or a painting. When I tour Lynch films, I have to restrain myself or I would have hundreds of snapshots per film.

It’s been a looong time since I read the book, so on this viewing I am unsullied by concerns of authentic adaptation.

    Kyle MacLachlan will always be FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper to me. “Diane, this must be where spice goes to die.”
   
    Visually and stylistically stunning. Whispered internal dialogues, interesting, work once you get used to it. It’s something that, alas, never really took hold, and so most movie adaptations of books with a strong internal focus fail badly. cf Stephen King novels.

This is Scix in the Back Row, with the weirding way.

Dune (1984) Written and directed by David Lynch, based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name. Starring Francesca Annis, Linda Hunt, Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Everett McGill, Kenneth McMillan, Jack Nance, Jürgen Prochnow, Paul L. Smith, Patrick Stewart, Sting, Dean Stockwell, and Max von Sydow.

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Dune (1984) Written and directed by David Lynch, based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name. Starring Francesca Annis, Linda Hunt, Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Everett McGill, Kenneth McMillan, Jack Nance, Jürgen Prochnow, Paul L. Smith, Sting, Dean Stockwell, and Max von Sydow.

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Dune (1984) Written and directed by David Lynch, based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name. Starring Francesca Annis, Linda Hunt, Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Everett McGill, Kenneth McMillan, Jack Nance, Jürgen Prochnow, Paul L. Smith, Sting, Dean Stockwell, and Max von Sydow.

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Mortuary (2005) Directed by Tobe Hooper, starring Dan Byrd, Alexandra Adi, and Denise Crosby.

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Mortuary (2005) Directed by Tobe Hooper, starring Dan Byrd, Alexandra Adi, and Denise Crosby.

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Shock Treatment (1981), a follow-up to the film The Rocky Horror Picture Show — “Not a sequel, not a prequel, but an equal.” Written by Richard O’Brien, directed by Jim Sharman,  and starring Jessica Harper, Cliff De Young as Brad Majors, Richard O’Brien, Patricia Quinn, and Barry Humphries as Bert Schnick.

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Shock Treatment (1981), a follow-up to the film The Rocky Horror Picture Show — “Not a sequel, not a prequel, but an equal.” Written by Richard O’Brien, directed by Jim Sharman,  and starring Jessica Harper, Cliff De Young as Brad Majors, Richard O’Brien, Patricia Quinn, and Barry Humphries as Bert Schnick.

Stephen King’s It (1990) based ont he novel of the same name by Stephen King. Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace.Starring:Harry Anderson · Dennis Christopher · Richard Masur · Annette O’Toole · Tim Reid · John Ritter · Richard Thomas · Michael Cole · Jonathan Brandis · Brandon Crane · Adam Faraizl · Seth Green · Ben Heller · Emily Perkins · Marlon Taylor · Jarred Blancard · and a special appearance by Tim Curry as Pennywise the Dancing Clown

Stephen King’s It (1990) based ont he novel of the same name by Stephen King. Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace.
Starring:
Harry Anderson · Dennis Christopher · Richard Masur · Annette O’Toole · Tim Reid · John Ritter · Richard Thomas · Michael Cole · Jonathan Brandis · Brandon Crane · Adam Faraizl · Seth Green · Ben Heller · Emily Perkins · Marlon Taylor · Jarred Blancard · and a special appearance by Tim Curry as Pennywise the Dancing Clown