• Diabolique: Of Harlots, Hays, and Harlow

    I’m on Diabolique, writing about Jean Harlow’s lunatic psycho-sexual comedy Red-Headed Woman which, with just a tweak here and there, could have just as easily been a disturbing horror film.

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  • Diabolique: Something Always Happens to Someone

    It opens as any good film should: with a secret society of hooded criminals — the Crooked Circle — swearing allegiance to one another, to crime, to the occult, to pretty much anything evil they can think of.

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  • Exotica Noir

    For every Martin Denny , there were dozens of independent exotica musicians plying their trade, often with strange and spooky results. It is these musicians that Technicolor Paradise celebrates.

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  • Diabolique: A World of Wicker

    On Diabolique, I’m writing about everything to do with Emmanuelle in A World of Wicker. Part one looks at the life of the “real-life Emmanuelle,” and the infamous book attributed to her.

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Exotica Noir

For every Martin Denny , there were dozens of independent exotica musicians plying their trade, often with strange and spooky results. It is these musicians that Technicolor Paradise celebrates.

Sex and Naps

On the surface, The Wicker Man is the story of one police constable’s attempt to scrooge up a town’s May Day revelries. Delving deeper into its waters, however, is aided by a few key texts that informed the film.

Bullitt

These days, Bullitt‘s reputation is built almost entirely on the exhilarating eleven-minute car chase. Even people who have never seen the movie have seen or heard about that scene.

Asia-Pol

 Despite secret lairs and spy gadgets, Asia-pol plays things straight where other Shaw Bros. espionage efforts reveled in the most outlandish sci-fi aspects of spy films.

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Diabolique: A World of Wicker

On Diabolique, I’m writing about everything to do with Emmanuelle in A World of Wicker. Part one looks at the life of the “real-life Emmanuelle,” and the infamous book attributed to her.

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Exotica Noir

For every Martin Denny , there were dozens of independent exotica musicians plying their trade, often with strange and spooky results. It is these musicians that Technicolor Paradise celebrates.

Eat+Drink+Travel

Aboard the African Queen

A day spent puttering around the coast and canals of Key Largo on board the actual boat from one of my favorite films, John Huston’s The African Queen.