At Smithsonian Magazine, Fritzi Kramer writes about the importance of recovering lost silent films. Read it here. “These lost films have a resonance beyond film history. They might offer historians an opportunity to see historical figures like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle or Teddy Roosevelt. They might feature real […]
At DVD.com, friend of the Gutter Jay Patrick dives into the history of Italian giallo film. “I put Opera in the VCR and experienced my first proper giallo. I hadn’t yet incorporated the term giallo into my lexicon because it was, to my eyes, just a very stylish […]
“The science fiction author Isaac Asimov engaged in forms of unwanted touching with countless women. It set the tone for the entire genre.” More from Alec Nevala-Lee here.
Look at this amazing gallery of posters, lobby cards, song booklets and more featuring actor and stunt performer Fearless Nadia in films by the Wadia Brothers from the 1930s through the 1960! And learn more about the Wadia Brothers, Wadia Movietone, and their films! (Thanks, Tars!)
“If you’re the perfect detective, then the perfect criminal must be out there.” ~ Mrs. Midorikawa The world would be a better place if there were more artful crimes, renowned detective Akechi Kogoro tells us in the opening of The Black Lizard (1962). There are too many heinous […]
At The Paris Review, Anne Diebel considers Dashiell Hammett’s “strange career.” “In a 1929 interview with the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dashiell Hammett described his first attempts at ‘breadwinning.’ After dropping out of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute at 14, he worked as a messenger boy for the Baltimore and Ohio […]