Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Some fools are completely fanatic
Each yule they send greetings thematic
Whether pistol or Uzi
(They're Christian, not choosy)
These ghouls all pack heat automatic.
Las Vegas Assemblywoman Michele Fiore posted this image on her Facebook page with the caption: “It's up to Americans to protect America." Merry Christmas, you maniacs!
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
A courtesan's paid to look back
On amours she has laid in the sack
This circus-like show
Goes in circles of woe
Before it all fades back to black.
Director Max Ophüls is the ringmaster of his final film, Lola Montès (1955); Martine Carol stars as Lola. Thanks to The Late Show: The Late Films Blogathon host David Cairns, and his high-wire act at Shadowplay.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
A masterpiece, long thought a turkey
Ford's last sports a Mongol Mazurki
You'll explode with unease
Woody Strode plays Chinese
Two nasties gone wrong run berserki.
John Ford's final film is Seven Women (1966). Ann Bancroft helps missionary Sue Lyon (top) resist the advances of barbarian warlord Mike Mazurki and his cut-throat gang of warriors, one of whom is Woody Strode (above). The Late Show: The Late Films Blogathon runs all week at David Cairns' Shadowplay, celebrating late films by great filmmakers.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Billy Wilder was ever-so witty
With a style that's both clever and gritty
But he made Buddy Buddy
Rather staid, fuddy-duddy
His reviled last endeavor, a pity.
Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau star in Billy Wilder's final film, Buddy Buddy (1981). The Late Show: The Late Films Blogathon runs all week at David Cairns' Shadowplay, celebrating late films by great filmmakers.