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BEST of COLUMBIA NOIR at SF's ROXIE THEATER in SEPTEMBER!!

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Postby Mr. Arkadin » August 19th, 2009, 5:40 pm

Is Pushover (1954) not included? I'd plunk down a boxset price for that film alone.

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Postby Dewey1960 » August 19th, 2009, 5:43 pm

Yes, now that you mention it, I think PUSH OVER is included.

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Postby Dewey1960 » August 20th, 2009, 12:56 am

MissG askt: What else has Burnett Guffey done?
Guffey is a noir god, near the top of the list. Among his great notable noirs are SOUL OF A MONSTER, MY NAME IS JULIA ROSS, NIGHT EDITOR, SO DARK THE NIGHT, JOHNNY O'CLOCK, FRAMED, KNOCK ON ANY DOOR, THE RECKLESS MOMENT, IN A LONELY PLACE, CONVICTED, THE SNIPER, HUMAN DESIRE, PRIVATE HELL 36, NIGHTFALL and SCREAMING MIMI (all done for Columbia between 1944 - 1958.) He also did ALL THE KING'S MEN (49), THE STRANGE ONE (57), LET NO MAN WRITE MY EPITAPH (1960), HOMICIDAL (1961), KID GALAHAD (62), KING RAT (65), BONNIE & CLYDE (67) and THE SPLIT (68).

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Postby ChiO » August 20th, 2009, 8:30 am

Burnett Guffey: And SCANDAL SHEET (Karlson), HUMAN DESIRE (Lang), TIGHT SPOT (Karlson), THE HARDER THEY FALL (Robson), THE BROTHERS RICO (Karlson), BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ (Frankenheimer), THE LEARNING TREE (Parks)...and GIDGET (Wendkos).

Over the past few months, he has inched ahead of Nicholas Musuraca for me (seeing THE SOUL OF A MONSTER this week for the first time confirmed his rise) and only the giant John Alton keeps him from the top.
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Postby MissGoddess » August 20th, 2009, 11:37 am

I don't know how I've overlooked Guffey's name, after seeing those titles. Learn something new every day...
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Postby Lzcutter » August 20th, 2009, 2:42 pm

Dewey,

Congrats on going back to the Roxie for another program. I'm sure it will be terrific!

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Postby Dewey1960 » August 28th, 2009, 9:50 am

Although it doesn't get under way for another three weeks, this morning's San Francisco Chronicle had this to say about my upcoming NOIR show at the Roxie, as well as two other noir-related programs happening in the Bay Area: an exhaustive series of British crime pictures at the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley and a similar, if not quite as interesting abbreviated program of British films at San Francisco's Castro Theater:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... 19E5UG.DTL

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Postby Dewey1960 » September 17th, 2009, 3:19 pm

We kick off tonight's "Best of Columbia Noir" series this evening at the
Roxie with an incredible double bill of JOHNNY O'CLOCK and BLIND SPOT, both from 1947.
Here's some press that materialized this morning for the show:
San Francisco Chronicle Thursday Sept 17:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... 19IEKM.DTL
SF360 (SF International Film Festival official online publication)
http://sf360.org/

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Postby MissGoddess » September 17th, 2009, 4:42 pm

Wish I was there to see "Johnny". :cry:
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Postby Mr. Arkadin » September 17th, 2009, 6:27 pm

Good luck Mr. D. Hope it's a smash. 8)

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Postby Dewey1960 » September 18th, 2009, 1:49 am

An excited and enthusiastic packed house greeted JOHNNY O'CLOCK and its co-feature BLIND SPOT tonight. If the crowd was any indication how things might fare, then I think we're in for a very hot series. The crowd loved JOHNNY; most in the audience had never seen it before and were deep into it from scene one. MissG: you shoulda been there. Judith: I had to think of you when Jeff Chandler turns up uncredited in JOHNNY O. ChiO: the gang at the Roxie wondered where you were. Ark: what on earth will they think about SOUL OF A MONSTER tomorrow night??!!

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Postby moira finnie » September 18th, 2009, 6:48 am

Hail to thee, Dewster!

I hope that you're walking on air today after your initial night focusing on Johnny O'Clock! I think many of us are with you in spirit, but I can't help wondering: Did audience members ask any particularly interesting questions about this movie, Robert Rosson, Burnett Guffey, or any of the cast members?

Thanks in advance for any details that you may have time to share.
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Re: BEST of COLUMBIA NOIR at SF's ROXIE THEATER in SEPTEMBER!!

Postby jdb1 » September 18th, 2009, 8:31 am

Dewey1960 wrote: Judith: I had to think of you when Jeff Chandler turns up uncredited in JOHNNY O.


Thanks, Dude. And you can't help but notice him there, can you, even in that little bitty part.

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Postby Dewey1960 » September 18th, 2009, 11:00 am

Hey Moira - thanks for your wonderful words of support!! This truly is a great opportunity for folks to get an eyeful of some great, seldom seen films. Even the hard-core fans are walking around slack-jawed! More and more we're seeing young men and women in their early 20s coming to see these shows at the Roxie. I think they speak to the darkly unspoken fears of today's world as well as to the fatalistically romantic notions these fears inspire. Tailor made for today's unsuspecting youth!
Judith: it's amazing Jeff C. never got a screen credit. He pops up several times in the film, whenever Thomas Gomez needs a boy harem around to underscore his macho posturing. It's easy to see why directors probably liked having him around!
Here's a quick preview of one half of Sunday's double feature:
PUSHOVER (1954)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIGPLsZax7A&feature=related[/youtube]

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Postby Mr. Arkadin » September 18th, 2009, 3:36 pm

Dewey1960 wrote:Ark: what on earth will they think about SOUL OF A MONSTER tomorrow night??!!


There will probably be a big boom in crucifix and rosary sales in the Bay area.


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