April Links

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Celebrating our return to the land of online movie lovers, here’s a fresh set of links to some of the most thought-provoking and entertaining cinema writing posted in the month of April:

David Bordwell offers a fascinating in-depth essay on the evolving techniques in the long career of late director Sidney Lumet.

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April 30, 2011 · Posted in Legends  
    

Welcome back. Our technical sabbatical’s over, and we’re opening up the lobby doors again. Missing a few of the customary bells and whistles at the side of the screen? Don’t fret – the Cabaret’s intrepid webmaster is on the job and will soon have everything else up and running and, in some cases, better than ever.

Stand by; that promised fresh material is coming right up…

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April 26, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized  
    

Intermission Minus 1

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First, the boilerplate: We’re counting down the days until we take a brief time-out in order to upgrade our server during the week of April 10-16. Please check back with us after that week for more new content. And to sweeten the deal, each day during the countdown to intermission, we’ll be offering a link to relatively recent online film writing that’s thought-provoking, nostalgic or just plain goofy.

From April 3: David Bordwell ruminates on the cinematic cool factor of the killer weed in a blog post titled “The Smoking Section.”

Smoke if you got ‘em, and we’ll see you back here in about a week.

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April 10, 2011 · Posted in Legends  
    

Intermission Minus 2

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First, the boilerplate: We’re counting down the days until we take a brief time-out in order to upgrade our server during the week of April 10-16. Please check back with us after that week for more new content. And to sweeten the deal, each day during the countdown to intermission, we’ll be offering a link to relatively recent online film writing that’s thought-provoking, nostalgic or just plain goofy.

From 2007: Michael Mills offers a brief but concise look at screenwriter Albert Maltz and his plunge into notoriety as one of the “Hollywood Ten.”

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April 9, 2011 · Posted in Legends  
    

Intermission Minus 3

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First, the boilerplate: We’re counting down the days until we take a brief time-out in order to upgrade our server during the week of April 10-16. Please check back with us after that week for more new content. And to sweeten the deal, each day during the countdown to intermission, we’ll be offering a link to relatively recent online film writing that’s thought-provoking, nostalgic or just plain goofy.

From April 2009: Horror fan Jason Crawley offers a breezy rundown on the checkered history of Mexican monster movies on his “Tomb of Bloke” blog.

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April 8, 2011 · Posted in Legends  
    

Intermission Minus 4

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First, the boilerplate: We’re counting down the days until we take a brief time-out in order to upgrade our server during the week of April 10-16. Please check back with us after that week for more new content. And to sweeten the deal, each day during the countdown to intermission, we’ll be offering a link to relatively recent online film writing that’s thought-provoking, nostalgic or just plain goofy.

From March 8, 2010: David Del Valle recalls a charming 1984 encounter with the late Michael Gough on the Cinefantastique website.

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April 7, 2011 · Posted in Legends  
    

Intermission Minus 5

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First, the boilerplate: We’re counting down the days until we take a brief time-out in order to upgrade our server during the week of April 10-16. Please check back with us after that week for more new content. And to sweeten the deal, each day during the countdown to intermission, we’ll be offering a link to relatively recent online film writing that’s thought-provoking, nostalgic or just plain goofy.

From March 25: Director Rob Reiner and some of his once-youthful cast look back on the making of Stand by Me 25 years ago, and the ways in which it changed their lives.

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April 6, 2011 · Posted in Legends  
    

Intermission Minus 6

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First, the boilerplate: We’re counting down the days until we take a brief time-out in order to upgrade our server during the week of April 10-16. Please check back with us after that week for more new content. And to sweeten the deal, each day during the countdown to intermission, we’ll be offering a link to relatively recent online film writing that’s thought-provoking, nostalgic or just plain goofy.

From March 14: Film historian Robert Simpson looks beyond the well-known gothic horrors of Hammer Films to relate the studio’s impressive catalog of noir and Psycho-style thrillers in the evocatively-titled article “Hammer’s Women in Peril.”

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April 5, 2011 · Posted in Legends  
    

Intermission Minus 7

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First, the boilerplate: We’re counting down the days until we take a brief time-out in order to upgrade our server during the week of April 10-16. Please check back with us after that week for more new content. And to sweeten the deal, each day during the countdown to intermission, we’ll be offering a link to relatively recent online film writing that’s thought-provoking, nostalgic or just plain goofy.

From way back on September 24, 2010: “Rupert,” caretaker of the Classic Movies Digest blog, offers a fond look back at Jimmy Cagney’s high-octane performance in the 1933 Busby Berkeley musical Footlight Parade.

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April 4, 2011 · Posted in Legends  
    

Intermission Minus 8

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First, the boilerplate: We’re counting down the days until we take a brief time-out in order to upgrade our server during the week of April 10-16. Please check back with us after that week for more new content. And to sweeten the deal, each day during the countdown to intermission, we’ll be offering a link to relatively recent online film writing that’s thought-provoking, nostalgic or just plain goofy.

From February 14: Atom-age thriller enthusiast Mykal writes about the unforgettably loopy flying-brain-fest Fiend Without a Face on his immaculately researched Radiation Cinema blog.

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April 3, 2011 · Posted in Legends  
    

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