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by Preston Neal Jones
November 3rd, 2014, 7:27 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Author Preston Neal Jones Q & A November 1 & 2
Replies: 23
Views: 36710

Re: Author Preston Neal Jones Q & A November 1 & 2

AAAARRRGGGHHH!!!!!!! I hate computers. As you now know, I ran into a technical snag yesterday. It necessitated running out to the Verizon store and getting a new jetpack for internet access. Since then, all was well until right after I posted my answers to Lucky today. I spent a lot of time typing m...
by Preston Neal Jones
November 3rd, 2014, 1:37 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Author Preston Neal Jones Q & A November 1 & 2
Replies: 23
Views: 36710

Re: Author Preston Neal Jones Q & A November 1 & 2

Glad you've been enjoying the ongoing conversation, Lucky, and I'm very happy you like my book title. I earmarked the phrase as soon as I heard it coming from producer Paul Gregory's mouth, describing his and Laughton's decision to make Grubb's first novel their first movie. As quoted on Page 53: &q...
by Preston Neal Jones
November 3rd, 2014, 1:01 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Author Preston Neal Jones Q & A November 1 & 2
Replies: 23
Views: 36710

Re: Author Preston Neal Jones Q & A November 1 & 2

Hi, Joseph, thanks for the greeting. (NON SEQUITOR: By any chance, does your screen name have anything to do with the late, great jazz man Mongo Santa Maria?) (SECOND NON-SEQUITOR: Movie History Trivia= Mel Brooks was criticized in some quarters for giving the name Mongo to the idiotic brute charact...
by Preston Neal Jones
November 3rd, 2014, 12:31 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Author Preston Neal Jones Q & A November 1 & 2
Replies: 23
Views: 36710

Re: Author Preston Neal Jones Q & A November 1 & 2

As to what continues to draw fans to the movie, two words: Star Trek. The intrinsic qualities of the film itself remain controversial, even among -- or perhaps I should say, especially among -- Star Trek fans. This was an incredibly troubled production, a tale which I get to explore deeply in RETURN...
by Preston Neal Jones
November 3rd, 2014, 2:37 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Author Preston Neal Jones Q & A November 1 & 2
Replies: 23
Views: 36710

Re: Author Preston Neal Jones Q & A November 1 & 2

AS I WAS SAYING -- But I ended up interviewing three times that number of people, and I didn't simply report the Q & A, I concentrated on the A's, eliminated most of my Q's, and edited the resulting text the same way I had edited the NIGHT OF THE HUNTER book, in what I like to call a montage of ...
by Preston Neal Jones
November 2nd, 2014, 9:36 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Author Preston Neal Jones Q & A November 1 & 2
Replies: 23
Views: 36710

Re: Author Preston Neal Jones Q & A November 1 & 2

I have just a second, because I'm running out to a show, and folks, I'm sorry I was called away by a crisis (with my Macbook!), and I'll try to make up for lost time by tomorrow at the latest. Permit me to tackle at least one of the unanswered questions for now. The Star Trek project was originally ...
by Preston Neal Jones
November 2nd, 2014, 1:25 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Author Preston Neal Jones Q & A November 1 & 2
Replies: 23
Views: 36710

Re: Author Preston Neal Jones Q & A November 1 & 2

Oops! I misspelled "Roxie"! You can find online the complete list of Kubrick's Top Ten, though it dates from the Sixties, I think, and it's possible he revised/updated it in later years. Thank you for reminding me of my thought about Miss Winters' portrayal of Willa, because I think it's w...
by Preston Neal Jones
November 1st, 2014, 6:32 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Author Preston Neal Jones Q & A November 1 & 2
Replies: 23
Views: 36710

Re: Author Preston Neal Jones Q & A November 1 & 2

Hi, Christy -- Like Lucky, you too have a memorable icon. What a beautiful picture! It's like two Breck girls, or even two Gibson girls. You know, just a few weeks ago, a bunch of us out here who have a monthly movie party were screening the other film where Ginger's mom played Ginger's mom, ROXY HA...
by Preston Neal Jones
November 1st, 2014, 5:29 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Author Preston Neal Jones Q & A November 1 & 2
Replies: 23
Views: 36710

Re: Author Preston Neal Jones Q & A November 1 & 2

Thank you, Lucky, for your own warm welcome. I'm very happy indeed to have begun what I hope will be an ongoing avenue of communication with you and all the other Silver Screeners. From now on, it's nothing but blue skies -- but then, you already knew that, judging from your icon. Thanks especially ...
by Preston Neal Jones
November 1st, 2014, 1:47 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Author Preston Neal Jones Q & A November 1 & 2
Replies: 23
Views: 36710

Re: Author Preston Neal Jones Q & A November 1 & 2

Good morning, Moira, Hi, Christy, and hello, Silver Screeners everywhere! First things first. Thanks for the use of the hall! Your gracious invitation was a delightful surprise for which I'm most grateful, and I'll try to rise to the occasion. I feel I'd better warn you folks that I am The Luddite C...
by Preston Neal Jones
October 29th, 2014, 7:48 pm
Forum: Tales from the TCM Classic Film Festival
Topic: Sue Sue's TCM Film Festival Tidbit Travel Blog
Replies: 1190
Views: 279408

Re: Sue Sue's TCM Film Festival Tidbit Travel Blog

Thank you, Christy -- what a wonderful post, if I do say so myself!

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