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Paul Mazursky | April 25, 1930 – June 30, 2014

Paul Mazursky, who died yesterday, is one of those directors that I feel like I’ve always known about.  I’m not sure why or when or how, but as long as I’ve known and thought about movies there was always a Paul Mazursky (John Cassavetes and Martin Scorsese are two others, although there are many more).  I…

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Its What They Were Fighting For…

The following was meant to be posted last month on Memorial Day weekend, and in fact its a post about the post I would have preferred to have been posting in its place.  The reason the first post was never written, and the reason this post is a month late is because of an incident…

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The Theatre is Quiet Tonight…

I knew the day would come sooner or later that my projector would blow its bulb; I’ve even had a replacement projector bulb in my EBay watch list for a few months now biding my time until I have to make that particular investment, hoping I talk myself into it before I actually need it…but…

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Some Yakety and a lot of Sax

My brand spanking “new” copy of “The Best of Benny Hill Volume One” on Super8 arrived today all the way via air mail from England. Things didn’t start out so well due to some initial threading problems which ate up what I was afraid was a major amount of leader (turns out there’s enough left…

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And Now For Some Spam That’s Completely Different…

A quick post on the Sunday Night Super8 Special at The Langrick Film Forum. In my endless quest of obscure items on film I ran across what I thought was the only known episode of Monty Pythons Flying Circus to be released on Super8.  The film arrived last week and I’ve had it queued up…

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Sankyo, Sankyo Very Much

I’m finally getting around to posting about the open heart surgery I did on the el cheapo Sankyo 600 I bought on EBay last month.  You may remember that when I got it it was packed very nicely in its original box and styrofoam, and looked to be in great shape…with the exception of a…

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Nine to Five

Film:  Nine to Five Year:  1980 MPAA Rating:  PG Film Condition:  Red but good with green filter; scratches in spot throughout Original Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1 Print’s Aspect Ratio:  Flat (Academy) with really bad cropping in places Notes: Tonight at The Langrick Film Forum we will be watching the 1980 Dabney Coleman flick “Nine to Five”….

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Colour Me Fitzgerald

I think a quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald sums up how I’m feeling right now: “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”  Whether or not the fact that I now have two oppoing points of…