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Bad Day at Black Rock: Stranger Off a Train

SUDDENLY YOU REALIZE MURDER IS AT YOUR ELBOW – AND THERE’S NO WAY OUT!   It may be the film John Sturges wants to be remembered by. It is also a project that Don Siegel would have loved to helm. But its star, Spencer Tracy, was less than thrilled. After initially being talked into playing … Continue reading Bad Day at Black Rock: Stranger Off a Train

Forbidden Planet: Tempest in Space

IT’S OUT OF THIS WORLD! The 1950s saw plenty of exciting, original and intelligent genre films, but Forbidden Planet truly became the symbol for the thinking man’s science fiction movie (at least until Stanley Kubrick and Andrei Tarkovsky made 2001 and Solaris). When writing their space saga, Irving Block and Allen Adler had the unusual … Continue reading Forbidden Planet: Tempest in Space