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SAM FULLER'S CIGARS 2

Posted by Charles Reece, November 22, 2009 11:48pm | Post a Comment
 Forty Guns Sam Fuller men bathing

Before there were gyms: Men being men to an off-camera balladeer singing, "You may find that the woman with a whip is only a woman after all." One of the all-time greatest Westerns, Forty Guns is available on dvd.

November 22, 2009

Posted by phil blankenship, November 22, 2009 11:30pm | Post a Comment

Two Big Heists Hit L.A.

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, November 22, 2009 09:45pm | Post a Comment


Two noir masterpieces on the big screen in L.A!

Armored Car Robbery, despite its rather dull title, is a tight little caper masterfully led by William Talman, aka D.A. Hamilton Burger from Perry Mason. Filmed a few years before Perry started, Mr. Talman is at his finest as a cold blooded yet charming creep. His performance is my wife and I's favorite from any movie that we've seen this year, far superior to his better known role in Ida Lupino's classic Hitch-Hiker. Add in Charles McGraw, L.A. location shots, a great support cast, tight editing (67 minute running time) and you have essential B cinema!

The much more high profile Asphalt Jungle is THE heist film. I can't believe how many times it comes up in coversation with other noir fans. The archetypes created by the cast still color modern crime fiction and film. In my opinion, all of that is owed to the ensemble cast of character actors. Highlights include Jean Hagen, in a role second only to her masterful Hariette Sinton in Side Street, and the criminally underated Sam Jaffe at his most weasely. Most other top shelf caper films borrow from this John Huston masterpiece, so whether you're a fan of Resevoir Dogs or Rafifi, you need to see this film.

Monday and Tuesday (November 23rd & 24th)

Armored Car Robbery & the Asphalt Jungle

New Beverly Cinema
7165 W. Beverly Blvd.
L.A., CA 90036 
323-938-4038

SAM FULLER'S CIGARS 1

Posted by Charles Reece, November 22, 2009 09:13pm | Post a Comment
 underworld usa dolores dorn cuddles

There's something vaguely Freudian about the way Cuddles (Dolores Dorn) cools down with some ice. Image from Underworld U.S.A., available in The Samuel Fuller Collection.

Experiments In Health Care

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, November 20, 2009 11:00pm | Post a Comment
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