"Jaws" arrived on bookshelves 40 years ago. NBC’s Today.com asked me to talk about this cultural phenomenon.

July 18, 2014 • reblog →
The childhood home of (Mary) Flannery O’Connor in Savannah, GA. (Restored by Linda & Jerry Bruckheimer. Yes, that Jerry Bruckheimer.)

The childhood home of (Mary) Flannery O’Connor in Savannah, GA. (Restored by Linda & Jerry Bruckheimer. Yes, that Jerry Bruckheimer.)

June 12, 2014 • 2 Speak now • reblog →
Just finished introducing Ralph Fiennes’ “The Invisible Woman,” about Charles Dickens and mistress/muse Nelly Ternan.

Just finished introducing Ralph Fiennes’ “The Invisible Woman,” about Charles Dickens and mistress/muse Nelly Ternan.

June 3, 2014 • 4 Enchanted • reblog →
The usher at Woodstock’s Opera House is awesome.

 “You’re in Elvira’s seat,” he tells me. “Row DD.” 

It took me a minute to get it.

The usher at Woodstock’s Opera House is awesome.

“You’re in Elvira’s seat,” he tells me. “Row DD.”

It took me a minute to get it.

May 17, 2014 • reblog →
I just introduced Orson Welles’ 1946 “The Stranger” with Edward G. Robinson. This was the poster they put up at the Woodstock Theatre. Orson looks badass.

I just introduced Orson Welles’ 1946 “The Stranger” with Edward G. Robinson. This was the poster they put up at the Woodstock Theatre. Orson looks badass.

May 17, 2014 • 3 Enchanted • reblog →
A young Orson Welles onstage at Rogers Hall in Woodstock, IL.

A young Orson Welles onstage at Rogers Hall in Woodstock, IL.

May 17, 2014 • 3 Speak now • reblog →
The Opera House in Woodstock, IL, where Orson Welles got his start.

The Opera House in Woodstock, IL, where Orson Welles got his start.

May 17, 2014 • reblog →
Headed to Orson Welles Fest in Woodstock, IL — see you there! http://ow.ly/3kwAi2

Headed to Orson Welles Fest in Woodstock, IL — see you there! http://ow.ly/3kwAi2

May 16, 2014 • 1 Speak now • reblog →

Dustin Lance Black, who took home an Oscar for his “Milk” screenplay, talks marriage equality, his play about Proposition 8 and what happens when a 10-year-old sex tape resurfaces.

Tonight: I’m introducing Charlie Chaplin’s first feature, “The Kid,” co-starring Jackie Coogan (who later played Uncle Fester of “Addams Family” fame).

Tonight: I’m introducing Charlie Chaplin’s first feature, “The Kid,” co-starring Jackie Coogan (who later played Uncle Fester of “Addams Family” fame).

April 10, 2014 • 1 Speak now • reblog →
Tonight: I talk about Carl Sandburg’s review of 1923’s “The Extra Girl” with Mabel Normand — then we screen the film at the Elmhurst Public Library.

Tonight: I talk about Carl Sandburg’s review of 1923’s “The Extra Girl” with Mabel Normand — then we screen the film at the Elmhurst Public Library.

February 13, 2014 • 2 Enchanted • reblog →
The actual bedknob from “Bedknobs & Broomsticks” in the Disney Archives exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.

The actual bedknob from “Bedknobs & Broomsticks” in the Disney Archives exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.

February 11, 2014 • 2 Speak now • reblog →
Original drawing of Walt Disney’s pre-Mickey Mouse animated star: Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. From the Disney Archives at the Museum of Science and Industry. 

http://www.msichicago.org/whats-here/exhibits/treasures-of-the-walt-disney-archives/

Original drawing of Walt Disney’s pre-Mickey Mouse animated star: Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. From the Disney Archives at the Museum of Science and Industry.

http://www.msichicago.org/whats-here/exhibits/treasures-of-the-walt-disney-archives/

February 9, 2014 • 20 Enchanted • reblog →
I’m about to talk about Carl Sandburg and his review of 1920’s “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligary” at the Elmhurst Public Library, then screen the movie. Sandburg lived and wrote not far from this building…

I’m about to talk about Carl Sandburg and his review of 1920’s “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligary” at the Elmhurst Public Library, then screen the movie. Sandburg lived and wrote not far from this building…

January 16, 2014 • 1 Speak now • reblog →
“If there’s a crime about things being overlooked, it’s that people don’t talk about him in this movie. And I think he’s incredible.”—
Joe Swanberg on Danny Huston in Ivansxtc

From the book The Best Film You’ve Never Seen: 35 Directors Champion the Forgotten or Critically Savaged Movies They Love

If there’s a crime about things being overlooked, it’s that people don’t talk about him in this movie. And I think he’s incredible.”—

Joe Swanberg on Danny Huston in Ivansxtc

From the book The Best Film You’ve Never Seen: 35 Directors Champion the Forgotten or Critically Savaged Movies They Love

November 27, 2013 • reblog →
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