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If I’m in a room talking to someone and there happens to be a bookcase nearby, or a shelf of DVDs, I become easily distracted from the conversation as I try to read titles to get some idea of the other person’s tastes and interests. A similar thing happens when I watch a movie: if […]

Why blog?

When I started writing this blog last year, I did it on the advice of the friend who had helped me set up my website. The primary purpose of the website was essentially to provide an on-line resume of my editing work, while also offering a resting place for the work I had done years […]

Blasts from the past

William Castle’s horrors from Indicator

Walter Matthau, man of action?

Pandemic viewing, Part Three

Stanley Kubrick 8A: Male Anxiety and War
Full Metal Jacket (1986)

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