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Entries Tagged as 'Based on short story'

That Thing Wanted To Be Us

July 17th, 2011 · 4 Comments

“See, I grew up as a kid watching science fiction and monster movies and it was always a guy in a suit. Or sometimes it was kind of a bad puppet, like It Conquered The World comes to mind right now, Roger Corman’s movie, this kind of vegetable monster, kind of going like this woodenly, […]

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Tags: Aliens · Ambiguous ending · Based on short story · Cult favorite · End of the world · Forensic evidence · Man vs. machine · Paranoia

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