Oct 24, 2014

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I've been enjoying the films of Rhonda Fleming a lot lately, so what a treat it was to hear this new interview on the Warner Archive podcast! The 91-year-old actress was an entertaining and informative interviewee. It was great to learn more about her. The way she says naive is adorable--Warner Archive Tumblr

Marcello Mastroianni speaks with great affection about his friend Fellini in this brief clip--Criterion Collection

I can't wait to check out Magician: The Astonishing Life And Work Of Orson Welles a new documentary by Chuck Workman. The trailer here looks promising--The Dissolve

This list of 15 female ghosts has some really disturbing entries, but I was fascinated by the Olive Thomas story. I didn't realize she was believed to haunt the New Amsterdam Theater in New York City--Mental Floss

I love the way David Bordwell ties Gone Girl (2014) to films of the past in this detailed and thoroughly absorbing post. There's lots of spoilers in this one, so you'll want to wait to read it if you want to see the movie and haven't yet--Observations on Film Art 

Some of my own work has popped up around the web this week:

Check out my list of Five Underrated Thrillers at Rupert Pupkin Speaks. I love contributing to these list series and I always get lots of viewing ideas from the rest of the lists.

My article about Color Film Noir is now up at ClassicFlix as is my review of the new Sleeping Beauty DVD/Blu-ray release.

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