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Entries from January 2011

Cats Stealing Kids’ Breath

January 16th, 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: Based on short story · Beasts and monsters · Dreams and visions · Gangsters and hoodlums · Road trip · Supernatural

This Can’t Be Happening

January 13th, 2011 · 3 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 · Beasts and monsters · Cult favorite · Femme fatale · Supernatural · Woman in jeopardy

Haven’t Said Much About the Meaning of Life So Far

January 10th, 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 · Black comedy · Cult favorite · Dreams and visions · Military · Music · No opening credits · Supernatural