Wednesday Dec 4
Otto Preminger's greatest hits
Austrian-born Otto Ludwig Preminger , a/k/a "Otto the Ogre," was one of the most powerful filmmakers in Hollywood throughout the '40s and '50s, known for pushing the envelope on subject matter, memorably striking a blow against censorship when the ban on his film "The Moon Is Blue" was declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Paintings in the movies: 13 films with unforgettable portraits of famous actors
Watching Roger Corman's "The Haunted Palace" on TCM a few days ago, I was struck by the painting at the film's center: A blue-tinged, distorted portrait of Vincent Price as Joseph Curwen, a warlock who was burned by the villagers he'd terrorized.
The weaker sex won't be found on these pages
IN CRIMINOUS fiction, as in life, a guy with murder in mind will generally prefer to bump you off with a gun.