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Chandler’s Trailers: “Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins” (1985)

      Based on the popular The Destroyer series of pulpy adventure novels by Richard Sapir and Warren Murphy, in which an ex-cop’s death is faked in order to train him as a secret assassin working for the ultrasecret … Continue reading

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Make Light, Not War: “Getting Straight” (1970)

      Imagine the panic in Hollywood studios in the late 1960’s, many already absorbed by corporations who had no more knowledge of the film business than a dairy cow has about producing Dulce de Leche, and those same … Continue reading

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MASS ESCAPISM: “VON RYAN’S EXPRESS” (1965)

    Despite the sterling example of Jean Renoir’s “Grand Illusion”, the prisoner of war escape film did not find a wide popularity until well after the Second World War, presumably as the propagandistic value of the war film during actual … Continue reading

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Soap Opera: “The Phantom of the Opera” (1925)

     How fortunate for Mary Philbin that in her portrayal of fledgling opera singer Christine Baaé, she is not under the technical requirements to convincingly render the voice of an operatic diva, as per the evidence onscreen, the capacity to … Continue reading

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