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Entries Tagged as 'Based on short story'

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

On the Ropes

May 11th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Million Dollar Baby (2004) Directed by Clint Eastwood Screenplay by Paul Haggis, based on stories from Rope Burns by F.X. Toole Produced by Clint Eastwood, Albert S. Ruddy, Tom Rosenberg, Paul Haggis 132 minutes This Academy Award winner for Best Picture of 2004 seemed to forge an unholy backlash of conservative pundits (claiming to be […]

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Tags: Ambiguous ending · Based on short story · Father/daughter relationship · Master and pupil · Mother/daughter relationship · No opening credits · Sports