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Watching Hitchcock

December 20, 2012 Years ago I met the son of an English greengrocer: a corpulent, droll fellow known for murder and mayhem. I was probably vaguely aware of him through television, although his long-running show was not in reruns in … Continue reading

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Dunces, Emma and Nora, and The Woman in White

August 3, 2012 July in Joklahoma, and August for that matter, are not conducive to happy hiking. So this isn’t a post about yet another day hike with photos. I’ve been spending my summer break in the air conditioning, reading classics … Continue reading

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Titillating Titles

When I was an undergraduate at OU in the 1980s I sought out the campus film series so I could see some of the greatest films ever made. This was before DVDs, and VCRs were still expensive and the selection … Continue reading

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A Bit of Darkness Brightens My Day

The 1960s were the Golden Age of children’s movie musicals with the likes of Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. All three were choreographed by Marc Breaux and Dee Dee Wood, who got their break into … Continue reading

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Old school scifi fans needs to see MOON

If you’re like me and loved 2001: A Space Odyssey, Silent Running, Space: 1999 and other old-school scifi, you need to see Moon. Take a break from the brainless popcorn films in the movieplexes and watch this homage to classic … Continue reading

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Not Your Father’s Star Trek

J.J. Abrams’ take on Star Trek appears to be a hit, easily outperforming all of the previous Trek features in opening weekend box office.  However, these days movies have a short life in theaters and rely heavily on foreign markets … Continue reading

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Trek Torch

Paul Sibbald has created a great video mash-up about the passing of the torch of Star Trek to a new generation.  All of the fun schematics and technology remind me of how Trek nurtured my fascination with technology, and how … Continue reading

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