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Erland Van Lidth, a.k.a Terror, Grossberger, and Dynamo

Erland Van Lidth is in my mind the b-movie equivalent to a John Cazale. Cazale has one of the most remarkable, and tragically short, film careers in history. He was in five films before his untimely death, all of which … Continue reading

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Of Punks, Pimps and C.H.U.D.s: Gentrification in NYC as told by 1980s film

Disclaimer: This is a “media-enhanced” version of a paper I wrote in graduate school for an American Studies course back in 2002. And while I recognize it is both rough and theoretically meager at certain points, I’m still fascinated with … Continue reading

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They’re here! They’re here!

Here is a fun film comparison. Two of my favorite Philip Kaufman films are Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1976) and The Wanderers (1979). On the surface these two films seem so radically different given their distinct genre and stylistic … Continue reading

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