Tag Archives: Classic films

WHAT THE HELL YOU DOING WITH MY MONEY IN YOUR HOUSE?: It’s a Wonderful Life

Hi, this is Diana, the person who rarely writes these essays. I’m writing now because, despite being a jaded individual who hates schmaltz, I love It’s a Wonderful Life. I had never seen this movie until a few years ago. … Continue reading

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I Hate the Sea and Everything In It: JAWS

When recasting JAWS there were some really obvious choices we didn’t take. JAWS is an iconic movie and its characters have gone on to become action film stock types. You’ve got a cop, a fisherman, and a scientist, battling against … Continue reading

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It’s December 1941 in Casablanca. What time is it in Springfield?

There are a few key relationships that keep The Simpsons on course: Bart & Lisa’s plucky sibling camaraderie, Selma & Patty’s mutual hatred of Homer, and Smithers’ blind love of Mr. Burns. The most central and important to the series … Continue reading

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They Live!

John Carpenter is a respected giant in horror and sci-fi movie making. If he’d made only the classic HALLOWEEN, he would be considered a legend. Instead, though, over the course of his long and surprisingly eclectic career, Carpenter kept his … Continue reading

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Rear Window

The Simpsons has lifted many scenes from Hitchcock movies but REAR WINDOW might be the only plot they lifted whole-cloth from The Master. 1994’s BART OF DARKNESS from Season 6 puts Bart in Jimmy Stewart’s role, believing Ned has murdered … Continue reading

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