The Story of Mankind

Perhaps no name is more associated with the disaster film genre of the 1970’s than Irwin Allen.  He was the man behind such films as “The Poseidon Adventure” and “The Towering Inferno,” but his first films were quite different.  His first two directorial efforts were documentaries, one of which won him an Academy Award, but... Continue Reading →

The Buster Keaton Story

It’s not uncommon for Hollywood to slightly alter the events in a person’s life when it comes to making the biopic. For example, in the Andy Kaufman biopic “Man on the Moon,” Kaufman does his famous Carnegie Hall performance as a sort of farewell, after he has been diagnosed with cancer. In fact, that event... Continue Reading →

Mad Monster Party

When we think of the stop motion animation of Rankin/Bass, we usually think of Christmas.  They are the folks responsible for the likes of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and, of course, The Year Without a Santa Claus.  But we don’t usually think of them at Halloween time.  Unless... Continue Reading →

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