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Issue 18 is now available, and features the article “When Single Shines the Triple Sun”: Duality and Self Discovery in The Dark Crystal.
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It’s Hitchcock appreciation month over at Paracinema.
Today we’re talking Shadow of a Doubt.
Right now: Session 9, 2001
LILI (1953) Following her breakthrough debut in An American in Paris, Leslie Caron landed the lead in Lili, a smash-hit sleeper that took Hollywood by surprise while taking the world by storm. Caron plays the eponymous character, a young orphan girl who comes of age in a carnival. After falling prey to a seductive prestidigitator (Jean Pierre Aumont), Lili is guided back to innocence and love thanks to the tender ministrations of a bunch of marionettes and their crippled master (a superb and understated Mel Ferrer). A musical fantasy that speaks more of magical realism than flights of fancy, Lili soars higher thanks to Bronislau Kaper’s lyrical score. Also stars Zsa-Zsa Gabor and Amanda Blake. Directed by Charles Walters. Newly Remastered
THE GLASS SLIPPER (1955)Although this fairy-tale may be missing magic, this charming re-working of the tale of Cinders Ella is full of enchantment. Leslie Caron captivates as the put-upon scullery step sibling that gets the glamour thanks to her grifter godmother (a sensational Estelle Winwood). Michael Wilding plays the princely one, the amazing Elsa Lanchester plays the wicked one and Keenan Wynn helps connive the ever-after. Charles Walters, the directorial magician behind Lili’s magic, returns to lend his deft sleight of hand to this romantic fable that delights children, both inner and outer. And thanks to the efforts of choreographer Roland Petit, The Glass Slipper serves up some magical dance sequences too. 16x9 Widescreen
ADA (1961)Following her triumphant performance in I Want to Live,
Susan Hayward reigned as an uncompromising and unconventional queen of the box office. Oft overlooked, Hayward put drama ahead of glamour and helped usher in the modern era of cinema. Ada finds Hayward playing an escort who undergoes a Theodoran journey from the back alleys to the central corridors of power. Dean Martin plays a Depression Era Bob Roberts, a crooning candidate for governor who ends up shotgun-hitched and in love with the titular courtesan. Wilfrid Hyde-White plays the oily political machinist trying to pull the guitar-strumming gubernatorial hopeful’s strings. Also starring the always welcome Ralph Meeker and a young and already outstanding Martin Balsam. Directed by Daniel Mann from Wirt Williams’ novel Ada Dallas. Newly Remastered 16x9 Widescreen
I THANK A FOOL (1962)
Hayward teams with up and comer Peter Finch for this genre-defying mystery about mercy, guilt, and murder. Hayward plays convicted mercy killing doc Christine Allison who ends up in the employ of the man who prosecuted her (Finch). As Christine cares for the prosecutor’s deranged wife (Diane Cilento) she gets caught up in a labyrinth of secrets and lies that threaten to send her back to the slammer. Directed by Robert Stevens and produced by Anatole De Grunwald. Newly Remastered 16x9 Widescreen
THE FLINTSTONES PRIME TIME SPECIALS COLLECTION VOLUME 1 (1978, 1980) After ruling the prime-time roost, Fred, Barney & co. started a simultaneous and lengthy run on both Saturday morning and in syndication. Through repeats and spin-offs, Bedrock remained America’s top pre-historic hometown until network execs decided they needed more stone-age star power back in primetime. A series of ‘feature’ specials proved so popular, they were followed by a quartet of more traditional sitcom style Yabba-dabba-shenanigans. In The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone, the Flintstones and the Rubbles win a trip to fear-fraught Rockysylvania where they stumble upon — and awaken — the legendary Frankenstone Monster and his vampiric master, Rockula. When Rockula falls head over batwings for Wilma, will Fred end up having an undead-old time?Flintstones Little Big League sees Fred and Barney facing off as opposing Little League coaches while Bamm-Bamm and Pebbles duel across the diamond. Swept up by competitiveness and paternal pride, their friendship ends up in the dug-out doghouse. Meanwhile, a cop, a judge and Mr. Slate are all putting pressure on Fred to win at all costs — what’s a cavedad to do? Newly Remastered
THE FLINTSTONES PRIME TIME SPECIALS COLLECTION VOLUME 2 (1980-81) Monsters and mortality, pro sports and home fitness all get a dino-sized twist in this quartet of Flintstone network specials. In The Flintstones’ New Neighbors we meet the newest stone-age family: the gruesome Frankenstones (not to be confused with Rockula’s Frankenstone) who remain a fixture throughout this prime-time run. Fred’s Final Fling finds Fred facing eternity and frantically trying to pay it forward before the sand runs out. We get an inside look at Bedrock baseball when Wilma gets signed to her era’s Dodgers in Wind-Up Wilma. Finally, Barney sends Fred over the edge when he catches a case of Jogging Fever. Jog, jog, jog-ity jog! Newly Remastered
I YABBA DABBA DO (1993) This is it — the long awaited nuptials of Mssr. Rubble and Ms. Flintstone. Or is it? Taking a page from Bette Davis’ The Catered Affair, Fred’s attempts to provide the perfect wedding for his precious plum, may just break the bank and his bromance with BFF Barney.
HOLLYROCK-A-BYE BABY (1993) Following the events of I Yabba Dabba Do, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm are pursuing the American Dream in the pre-historic city of dreams, Hollyrock. Hyper-successful ad exec Pebbles gets in the family way, while Bamm-Bamm pursues a non-superstrength career as a screen scribe. Doting grandparents head out west for the blessed event but their efforts to help may cause more harm than good. Raquel Welch guest stars as the voice of a Hollyrock ‘player’.
TIME TRAX: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (1992-1993) It began in the future. A scientist turning to evil, a time machine called TRAX, criminals who vanish and a lawman with a mission. He has one weapon and a computer named SELMA. With them he will travel to a time more innocent than his own. Now he is among us. A special breed of man, a hunter, traveling through our world searching for fugitives from his own, knowing he cannot go home until he has found them all. His name is Darien Lambert and this is his story…Producer extraordinaire Harve Bennett (The Mod Squad, The Six Million Dollar Man, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) returns to episodic TV for this tale of a haunted lawman dispatched across time to retrieve fugitive felons, and the evil scientist that sent them there. Dale Midkiff stars as fugitive retrieval specialist Captain Darien Lambert, along with Peter Donat (Mordicai Sahmbi) and Elizabeth Alexander (SELMA) in this Six-Disc, 21-Episode Collection.
Hitting on all cylinders thanks to an in-sync crew in front and behind the camera, the sophomore season of this ground-breaking situation ‘dramedy’ takes on birth, marriage, crime, ghosts, poverty, women’s liberation and more. This season features also both an unconventional un-birthday and an un-Christmas tale. Although different from other shows of its era, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father never loses sight of its heart — the very special friendship shared by widowed father Tom (Bill Bixby) and his son Eddie (Brandon Cruz). James Komack (Norman), Miyoshi Umeki (Mrs. Livingston), and Kristina Holland (Tina Rickles) continue to aid the Corbett boys in their adventures, while Jodie Foster (in a recurring role), Will Geer (as Eddie’s grandfather), and Suzanne Pleshette (as a potential paramour for Tom) make notable guest performances in this 3-Disc, 24-Episode Collection.
5 TIME CHAMPION (2012) Same day and date digital premiere! Jon Gries (Napoleon Dynamite) stars in this indie feature, a tender coming of age tale set in a small Texas town. Teen-age science prodigy Julius steadfastly researches the asexual reproduction of worms while the decidedly non-asexual relations of his friends and family force him to discover what it means to be a man. Also stars Eight is Enough’s Betty Buckley, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson and Ryan Akin. 16x9 Widescreen
happy (early) halloween.
amazing costume idea.
My log has something to tell you…
I want to do this.
Paracinema issue 17 will begin shipping tomorrow.