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Entries from January 2011

This New Form of Entertainment, Fantasia

January 30th, 2011 · 2 Comments

“Portmanteau” is French for “coat rack”. Lewis Carroll appropriated the word in 1871 for Through The Looking Glass to explain two words merged into one; “chortle” is a portmanteau Carroll invented, while “Internet”, “blog” and “sexploitation” are three he did not. In the month of January, I’ll take a look at portmanteau films, where we […]

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Tags: Animation · Beasts and monsters · Concert · Dreams and visions · Drunk scene · End of the world · Golden Age of Hollywood · Master and pupil · Music · No opening credits · Supernatural

Everybody Was Worth Knowing

January 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

“Portmanteau” is French for “coat rack”. Lewis Carroll appropriated the word in 1871 for Through The Looking Glass to explain two words merged into one; “chortle” is a portmanteau Carroll invented, while “Internet”, “blog” and “sexploitation” are three he did not. In the month of January, I’ll take a look at portmanteau films, where we […]

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Tags: Based on short story · Gangsters and hoodlums · Golden Age of Hollywood

A Complete Account of Nothing

January 19th, 2011 · 2 Comments

“Portmanteau” is French for “coat rack”. Lewis Carroll appropriated the word in 1871 for Through The Looking Glass to explain two words merged into one; “chortle” is a portmanteau Carroll invented, while “Internet”, “blog” and “sexploitation” are three he did not. In the month of January, I’ll take a look at portmanteau films, where we […]

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Tags: Ambiguous ending · Based on short story · Black comedy · Crooked officer · Drunk scene · Interrogation · Music