I am a writer for The Travel Channel, ArtsATL.com, Burnaway.org and other digital publications. I am also a film researcher for Turner Classic Movies and a member of the Atlanta Film Critics Circle. This blog focuses on overlooked, obscure or classic films and other cinema topics I want to share.
Very much enjoyed your piece on The Golden Salamander. I’ll cross-link it to my page on Canning’s book, if you have no objection.
I am an avid fan of Canning and always interested to see mostly how little of the original books remained once movies got hold of them.
Just a bit of info: The Old Man Who Read Love Stories which Rolf de Heer wrote based on the Luis Sepulveda novel, was filmed in French Guiana (or Guyane) in South America, not New Guinea.
Thanks for pointing that out. Big difference there. I just corrected it.
Where could I see Poor Pretty Eddie, Sherriff Tommy Huff was my uncle…
Jennifer, you can stream it for free at this site http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xxvrfk_poor-pretty-eddie_shortfilms. I also hear that Turner Classic Movies is going to show it again in the near future (this spring).
You are using my image from the Eye in Amsterdam without my permission, please contact me to add full credits towards me and my image…thanks!
I will be happy to provide whatever full credit you request. Or if you prefer I can simply remove the image. Just let me know.
Hi, Jeff! Completely random question: are you related to a Ralph Stafford? I’m doing some genealogy, and my great uncle, Ralph Stafford, lived in Atlanta after moving there from North Carolina. If not, all the best to you anyway! Take care, Karen (Stafford) Thornton
I don’t think we’re related. I’m from Dalton, Ga. and my genealogy leads back to Vicksburg, Ms. on my father’s side and Kansas on my mother’s side.
Hi Jeff – I’m a grad student pursuing a project on Audio-Brandon. Would like to hear more about your experiences with the collection.
Thanks so much for your excellent review of Desert of the Tartars . I watched it a very long time ago and it has lingered in my mind. I wil track it down to watch again. I wish the Buzzatti novel had been translated!
Garry, Thanks for your comments. By the way, Buzzati’s original novel THE TARTAR STEPPE is available in an English translation from David R. Godine (publisher) in their Verba Mundi series. It came out in 2005 and is probably available through used book vendors online.
Can you tell me how I can get permission to reproduce “The Secret Conclave”? Here is a link to the film information: https://www.filmaffinity.com/en/film691184.html. Thank you for you help.
Sorry, but I have no idea how to research film rights for a 1952 Italian film. Perhaps you should reach out to an Italian film archive.
Found you while researching Michel Piccoli’s film “Life Size” for an article I’ve been writing about Piccoli on my own site. Greatly enjoyed “Polyurethane Companion” and will continue to explore your articles. Thanks for such a thorough write up of this crazy rare film! Still on the hunt for it (and if you’re keen to see the final article is here: http://sleepingallday.com/watchlist/2018/5/22/michel-piccoli-subversive-element )
Rachel, great overview of Piccoli. I think DILLINGER IS DEAD is my favorite Piccoli performance but there are so many I haven’t seen and, as you pointed out, at age 92 he may continue to work.
You might be the person to contact re a movie I’m trying to chase down. I did a review of Pharaoh on my blog a while back and it’s become very popular so I was wanting to do a follow-up piece for my Behind the Scenes section and wondered if you knew anything about the film other than what I can scrounge from google and imdb.
Trevor Howard did have an affair with Anouk Aimee. Both were staying in our house near Denham Film Studios. My father was renting them accommodation. He told me that Anouk fell in love with Howard. She was very upset at the end of their affair and tried to kill herself on the main road but my late father saved her.