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  • Shalako

    Shalako

    ★★★★★

    Screenplay by James Griffith & Hal Hopper and Scot Finch, from the novel by Louis L'Amour. Directed by Edward Dmytryk.
    Connery? Bardot? van Eyck? Boyd? Strode? A Western? It has to be an undiscovered gem, right?
    Absolutely fucking right!!!

  • Life, Love & Celluloid

    Life, Love & Celluloid

    Elfi Mikesch is truly one of the greatest cinematographers.

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  • Mystery of the Wax Museum

    Mystery of the Wax Museum

    Glenda Farrell!
    And Lionel Atwin! And Fay Wray! And Two Strip Technicolor!

    Michael Curtiz proves once more (how many dozen times has he actually done this!?) that he's simply one of the greatest artistic geniuses ever, and even the intrusive censoring of the film (I'd assume some of it must have happened post-1934?) can't harm this scorcher.
    And did I mention Glenda Farrell?