Friday, December 19, 2014

Bye Bye Blackbird: Mills Brothers

Friday's Forgotten Books, Friday, December 19, 2015

I will be taking a week or so off here. If someone else wants to collect the links next week, that would be great. If this is incomplete today,  I apologize. 




Sergio Angelini, BLACK ALICE, Thomas S. Disch, John Sladek
Brian Busby, NANCY MCVEIGH OF THE MONK ROAD, Henry Mainer
Bill Crider, SHOOT THE PRESIDENT: ARE YOU MAD?, Frank McAuliffe
Martin Edwards, CASUAL SLAUGHTERS, James Quince
Curt Evans, THE TIN TREE, James Quince
Rick Horton, THE BONDAGE OF BALLINGER, Roswell Fields
Jerry House, QUICK FIXES: TALES OF REPAIRMAN JACK, F. Paul Wilson
Randy Johnson, CALYPSO, Ed McBain
Nick Jones, What I Read in 2014
George Kelley, MISTLETOE MYSTERIES, edited by Charlotte MacLeod
Margot Kinberg, THE SNATCH, Bill Pronzini
K.A. Laity, RED HARVEST, Dashiell Hammett
B.V. Lawson, UNDER THE SNOW, Kerstin Ekman
Evan Lewis,  HARD GUY, James Lawson
Todd Mason, FANTASTIC STORIES OF THE WEIrD AND WONDROUS, ed. Martin Greenberg
J.F. Norris, GIVE ME BACK TO MYSELF, L.P. Davies
James Reasoner, Christmas at the Ranch, Elmer Kelton
Richard Robinson, FREDERICK NEBEL
Kevin Tipple, PROTECTORS, ed. Thomas Pluck
TracyK, DEATH IS DISGUISE, Caroline Graham
Prashant Trikannad, BULLET PROOF, Frank Kane

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bye Bye Blackbird: From Fosse

Best Screen Kiss

The New York Times showed some good ones this week although some were more pecks or jokes than kisses.I liked Rosaria Dawson and Jenny Slater's the best.

http://www.comingsoon.net/extras/news/391421-new-york-times-gets-this-years-best-actors-for-9-kisses

There are so many great ones on the big screen. But the small screen usually gives us the added twist of a kiss perhaps taking years to come--like this one.




What is your favorite on screen kiss? Big or small screen.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Bye Bye Blackbird: Joe Cocker

Forgotten Movies: LARCENY, INC



Directed by Lloyd Bacon, this early forties comedy tells the story of three recent paroled criminals who buy a luggage shop in order to tunnel through to the bank next door. A pretty familiar plot nowadays but perhaps less common then.

It doesn't matter though because the movie is played for laughs and takes a lot of unexpected turns. The street the shop is on is being dug up for a new line of the NY subway, which adds to the confusion. The writing is sharp (S.J. Perlman) and the acting and directing is swell.

At 93 minutes it felt a tad long but its Christmas theme fit right in with the season, so we didn't mind much. Jack Carson as a love interest? Jane Wyman as a blonde?