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You Must Listen to You Must Remember This

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I have been told for months that I need to listen to Karina Longworth’s podcast You Must Remember This. “But,” I was warned, “you may be a little jealous. She covers a lot of your favorites.”

“Oh, I’m sure I”ll be fine,” I said smugly. “My podcast would be about people like Gloria Grahame.”

“She did it.”

Lauren Bacall, obviously.”

“Yes.”

“Kay Francis?”

“Oh, that was such a good episode!”¬† Continue reading

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What I’d Rather Be Doing: In a Lonely Place

vg_lonelyplace“I noticed him because he looked interesting. I like his face.”

On this Columbus Day that seemingly everyone else has off, I would rather be watching In a Lonely Place than sitting at my desk.

If you don’t know, In a Lonely Place is a) a film noirish starring Humphrey Bogart as the curdled version of his onscreen persona, an alcoholic, possibly fatally violent screenwriter, and Gloria Grahame (a patron saint of KCDFYS and visible in our header photo) as his neighbor, lover, and alibi; and b) one of the most sophisticated and adult movies ever made. It is filled with little moments that stay with you long after you’re finished, and provides enough fodder for multiple articles, both slavering and articulate. It also happens to be on TCM OnDemand for those unfortunate Time Warner Cable subscribers; it comes highly recommended.

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Year Two: The Big Heat

the_big_heat_tcm(1)As part of our anniversary celebration, we’ve changed both our header photo (hey, Gloria Grahame!) and our tagline. The two are both from The Big Heat, which holds the distinction of being the only movie that can make me cry every time I watch it, and both of them are better reflective of where we are here a year in than Joan Didion. As happy as we were to have her!

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