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Entries from July 2008

If This Distracted Globe ran the New Beverly Cinema

July 31st, 2008 · 7 Comments

In a first here at This Distracted Globe, I’m taking a break from my usual writing regimen to participate in The 12 Movies Meme, which Pat Piper at Lazy Eye Theatre started last week. Pat asked his legions of readers to pretend they were curators at the New Beverly Cinema – L.A.’s renowned revival theater […]

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Tags: Thoughts and theories

Dressed to Kill (1980)

July 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Synopsis Resorting to a fantasy in which a stranger accosts her in the shower, Kate Miller (Angie Dickinson) gets through a thoroughly unsatisfying round of sex with her husband. Revealing this to her psychiatrist, Dr. Elliott (Michael Caine), she’s advised to think about where her anger is going and to confront her husband with her […]

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Tags: Cult favorite · Dreams and visions · Interrogation · Midlife crisis · Mother/son relationship · Murder mystery · Museums and galleries · Prostitute · Psycho killer · Psychoanalysis · Rated X · Train · Woman in jeopardy

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)

July 26th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Synopsis In present day London, a tin box is opened in a bank vault revealing the personal effects of Dr. John H. Watson. This includes “other adventures, for reasons of discretion, I have decided to withhold from the public until this much later date. They involve matters of a delicate and sometimes scandalous nature, as […]

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Tags: Brother/brother relationship · Cult favorite · Famous line · Forensic evidence · Master and pupil · Midlife crisis · Train