Archive for June 10th, 2012

Screen cap from Tony Villeri’s exceptional spaghetti western “The Price of Power”

Klaus Kinski in Sergio Corbucci’s masterwork, spaghetti western ‘The Great Silence’ set mostly in the snow

by Sam Juliano

June is bustin out all over…

-Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (Carousel)

As we approach mid-June many are gearing up for their planned respites at the seashore and at mountain resorts.  Others not as fortunate will be working summer jobs and playing catch up with work still not completed.  For many it’s the time for cultural events and the watching of movies at home under the air conditioning, for others outdoor concerts are on the itinerary.  The baseball season is in full fling, July 4th barbeques are being penciled in, and the last remnants of spring weather can now be felt.

Here at Wonders in the Dark plans are presently being executed for the summer ‘Comedy Countdown’ a long-anticipated venture that presently is in the ballot stage.  Full Top 60 listings have been cast to this point by Marilyn Ferdinand, Ed Howard, Pat Perry, Brandie Ashe, Dennis Polifroni, Bob Clark, Allan Fish, Maurizio Roca, Frank Gallo, Dean Treadway, Pedro Silva and Sam Juliano, but a number of others are imminent before the July 1st cut off date.

Richard R.D. Finch is nearly blast off at The Movie Projector for his long-anticipated William Wyler blogothon, set to run from the 24th to the 29th.  This exciting venture is sure to attract many classic movie lovers and rightfully so.

Lucille and I had the busiest week on the outdoor movie front that we’d had in quite a while, spurred on in lage measure by the Film Forum’s ‘Spaghetti Western’ Festival’ scheduled to run through June 21.  I took in a total of nine films, with Lucille on board for five, Sammy for six, Danny for four and the others for three. (more…)

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by Allan Fish

Well, here we go again…

Best Picture  Casablanca, US (11 votes)

Best Director  Orson Welles, The Magnificent Ambersons (8 votes)

Best Short  Der Fuehrer’s Face, US, Jack Kinney (5 votes)

Best Actor  James Cagney, Yankee Doodle Dandy (9 votes)

Best Actress  Claudette Colbert, The Palm Beach Story (6 votes)

Best Supp Actor  Claude Rains, Casablanca (12 votes)

Best Supp Actress  Agnes Moorehead, The Magnificent Ambersons (15 votes)

Best Score  Max Steiner, Casablanca (9 votes)

and my own picks…


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