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From the Warner Archive: The Last Tycoon (1976)

Author F. Scott Fitzgerald was working on a novel entitled The Last Tycoon (also referred to by some as The Love of the Last Tycoon) when he died at the age of 44.  The unfinished work was published in 1941; it’s a roman a clef inspired by Fitzgerald’s friend, motion picture studio producer Irving Thalberg, in which a movie… Continue reading From the Warner Archive: The Last Tycoon (1976)

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I knew there was a reason why I haven’t stepped inside a multiplex for three years now…

Faithful TDOY readers are aware of this but for those of you just joining us…I am woefully behind in catching up with recently-released movies.  Granted, it’s not something that keeps me awake at night because I’ve rationalized that there are too many older and classic films still on my “Must-See” list but occasionally it does cause me… Continue reading I knew there was a reason why I haven’t stepped inside a multiplex for three years now…

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I’m going to sit right down and write myself a letterbox

Those of you who read this blog on a regular basis (as opposed to those who just look at the pictures) are no doubt aware that last July some fast-talking CSR at CharredHer Cable convinced me I could save a little bit of money on my monthly cable bill by adding Showtime /The Movie Channel, etc. to… Continue reading I’m going to sit right down and write myself a letterbox

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“Free food for the poor!”

I’ll say this for CharredHer—they may be cut from the same bolt of cloth as their partners-in-weaseldom, Bombast Cable—but the On Demand service they offer (and naturally, I’m talking about the FREE movies section) showcases some interesting television fare from time to time. In addition to Part 3 of IFC’s Monty Python: Almost the Truth—The Lawyer’s Cut documentary,… Continue reading “Free food for the poor!”

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“Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing…” – Robert Benchley

Every Friday, the TCM on Demand service changes a bit of their programming—usually their shorts schedule, as whatever movies they happen to be currently showing demonstrate a longevity not unlike the Energizer Bunny. So they’ve finished with the last three Dogville shorts—Trader Hound (1931), The Two Barks Brothers (1931) and Love-Tails of Morocco (1931)—and have moved on to some one-reel comedies that are… Continue reading “Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing…” – Robert Benchley