Sep 19, 2014

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I'm curious to see how Todd Haynes' Peggy Lee biopic turns out. I'd especially like to see how he handles her few, but successful, movie roles. Reese Witherspoon doesn't strike me as an obvious choice for the lead role, but I wouldn't be surprised if she could handle the part--The Guardian

Good news for fans of robot hecklers! 80 episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 are now available for rent or purchase on Vimeo. Eventually the service plans to offer all 200 shows. Of course, many of the episodes are already available online for free, but it's nice to know there will be easy access to my favorite flicks from the series--/Film

This interview with David Lynch about his cult classic Eraserhead is lengthy, but addictive reading. The cast and crew lived intimately with this film for five years. It's like it became a way of life for them--Criterion Collection

Director/artist/photographer, etc. Gordon Parks is one of those supertalents that knew how to make the most of every moment. He traveled the world, broke down racial barriers and applied his finely-attuned visual sense to some great films and art. This post was written in honor of TCM's one day tribute to Parks, and it features some of his amazing, strikingly candid photos of classic stars. I especially love the photo of Shelley Winters drinking with a couple of miners!--TCM/Movie Morlocks

I've been loving Raquelle's recent series about stars and their hobbies at Out of the Past. I think it's especially cute that Eli Wallach loved collecting little clocks. He must have had a pretty noisy house.

Ivan has shared a great list of upcoming blogathons at Thrilling Days of Yesteryear, and there are yet more! The Fairy Tale Blogathon sounds like lots of fun and I'm thinking I might even contribute to the Hispanic Heritage Blogathon.

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