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    Terry Sherwood

    Classic film blogger at STARDUST AND SHADOWS A classic Hollywood Blog

    Born in Ottawa Ontario, Terry is a lifelong “Classic Hollywood” film and literature that inspired them.

    Once worked in television as a commercial writer/ Director. Educated with B.F.A. in Drama from University of Calgary in Canada. Director and actor on stage in many Theatre productions. Have been paid summer stock actor and in Dinner Theatre Murder mysteries.

    Reader of Hollywood film histories, Bios, Noir fiction from the pulps.

    Huge fan of football, soccer, hockey, baseball, rugby, motorcycles, fast cars, music, leather jackets, and the pursuit of good food and drink.

    Strong interest in film Noir and comics both DC, MARVEL and those forbidden EC COMICS before the code .

    Currently he is an avid watcher of the Turner Classic film channel and attendee of the TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles with media credentials.

    Currently plays rock and roll/rockabilly drums at night
  1. Problems with Canvas Dashboard?

    wow i logged on canvas said it lost my results of third quiz that i has supposedly spend over 110000 minutes doing. what gives???
  2. Nice first clip on Mack Sennett Sennett was born Micheal Sinnott in Richmond Quebec.. The father of slapstick, the Keystone cops , Sennett's bathing beauties etc was Canadian. He moved to Connecticut when he was 17. Lots of us Canadians down there in film including Mary Pickford, Norma Shearer, Fifi D Orsay even Marie Dressler from TILLIE 'S PUNCTURED ROMANCE.
  3. Problems with Canvas Dashboard?

    Hello The Vimo produced lecture clips dont have sound when I play them back even when downloaded and using another player. I am using the cursed chrome browser which has been updated. I understand its silent film comedy at the begining perhaps not for the lectures. Nice touch would be title cards. Anyone else have the silent scream troubles that I do????? (DISREGARD THIS POST. I HAVE REPAIRED THE TROUBLES. THE GOOGE TEMPERMENTAL AUDIO PLUG IN STRIKES AGAIN)
  4. One wonders as to the neglected source of early vaudeville for these gags plus the stars themselves Very good to see this little piece which in 44 second set up a style of film making to come. Comedy and cruelty can be so close sometimes but we still laugh. Below is the link for what could be the original or remake if the one posted in the lecture is the first? Different seting in this one. Perhaps it was the first use of recycled/reshot film.idea. Good reflection of the current film making technology of the time as the camera stays still: framing like a stage play. Seems we have to amp things up as it progressed to hammers, auto mobiles and the ever popular flying anvil later. cheers all
  5. TCM On Demand complaints/requests

    i wish that this TCM on demand and other parts of the site worked in CANADA. We dont get the same video feeds
  6. I will suggest that Altman's Picture has strong Noir influence. Firstly the shot compositions showing duality in characters of Griffin and others with strong use of shadows and blinds even in daylight. Second the subtrafuge used between Griffin and the police all in some very biting dialogue, three, the very cool acidly police man played by Fred Ward reminicent of Dana Andrews at his cyncial low key best even without a hat. Four the numourous film posters and objects that pop up in strange places in backgrounds, in open drawers that offer clues. Five Altman's use of secondary characters is the story often is a passing crowd or in background. Perhaps this is an example of Neo noir elements.,,,not pure.
  7. For myself it has always been two fingers, neat (single barrel prefered) bourbon or Scotch Whiskey.
  8. Is Robert Alman's 1992 THE PLAYER an 'over the top' Noir picture or just simmering right?
  9. Mitchem the actor makes the film with his dialogue delivery his way of staring blank yet intense. He plays the 'silences' well in his scenes which to me tell more then words. His clothes seem to be slapped on and rumpled no matter how they are fixed. The laconic hero with the vocie just on the edge of saying ' I dont care" Brilliantly lazy fits Noir well as the postwar cynical spirit rises up.
  10. Would agree with the it does remind some people of LADY OF THE LAKE (1947) with Robert Montgomery in the Directors chair. DARK PASSAGE opening sends a message especially the "spinning barrel" pov that this is a world upside down and out of control that suddenly stops at destination. On gets lots of "whirlpool": effects in Noir pictures for various reason. The pov actually changes as if you were sitting on the back of the truck watching the barrel then shifts to first person for the tumble then back to being an observer as you the back of the convict running. The next shift is back to first person with the hands on the fence, swish pan looking for a lift on the road.. Pretty cool stuff in the car and the fight plus the car stopping at just the right point to see a highway sign with San Quentin/ San Francisco in background. You get desperation, chracter introduction and location all in an interesting gritty way. LADY OF THE LAKE was more subtle in its use as it is a full feature.
  11. http://glitterbest52.wordpress.com/ [s|http://glitterbest52.wordpress.com/]pread the word. cheers Terry Edited by: Zaca52 on Apr 30, 2013 10:31 PM
  12. Anne Sheridan Bio

    I had heard that someone was working on Anne Sheridan bio as a chapter in another book. Wondering if she should be the subject of full length single volume?

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