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  1. "{size:large}We have here a “tormented” Dracula for the Psychobabble Age: “My girlfriend got killed, so I decided to join the Forces of Darkness. Wahhh!” Call it Diary of a Whiny Vampire. Poor baby, if only someone gave him a hug. I would have felt perfectly safe doing it, too." Another of my essays on Dracula portrayals at http://tbdeluxe.blogspot.com/2011/12/other-bites-other-draculas-conclusion.html Thanks for reading!
  2. "{font:}In the 1950s, Dracula, of course, struck like lightning in the person of [Christopher Lee|http://tbdeluxe.blogspot.com/2011/08/great-screen-draculas-christopher-lee.html]. Otherwise, there seem to have been only a few stabs at the character: Return of Dracula, (1958) featured [Francis Lederer|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Lederer] (a real interesting chap as you’ll see from the link) as another Dracula-in-America. I saw the beginning as a little kid, but don’t recall too much beyond my mother sending me to bed long before it was over."{font} Another in a continuing series of
  3. For Lee Van Cleef fans, a review of his work in this and in "Kansas City Confidentail": http://tbdeluxe.blogspot.com/2011/02/snake-in-alley-lee-van-cleefs-film-noir.html Hope you enjoy it! Thomas Burchfield
  4. "{size:large}Watching Nosferatu is like struggling to remember a dream upon awakening: It’s a montage of fairy-tale fragments, starting from the moment that [Max Schreck|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Schreck] as Orlock creeps like a spider from his burrow across his castle courtyard to welcome the fly into his parlor" Thoughts on Nosferatu starring Max Schreck: http://tbdeluxe.blogspot.com/2011/07/great-film-draculas-max-schreck-as.html Hope you enjoy it and thanks for reading! {font:Times New Roman, Times, serif}Thomas Burchfield Author of the supernatural thriller [Dragon's
  5. "I was a strapping, manly six year old when I shipped out for World War II. With only a few scenes of basic training under my belt, I was sent straight into battle, inside the glowing blue foxhole of my family?s RCA TV." Yes, a little late for Memorial Day, but I thought I'd share [my memories of my service during the Big One|http://tbdeluxe.blogspot.com/2011/05/old-celluloid-soldier-remembers.html] and how Errol Flynn, Ingrid Pitt and I won that war, at my web page. Thanks for reading! Thomas Burchfiield
  6. A [posting on my "A Curious Man" web page |http://tbdeluxe.blogspot.com/2011/02/snake-in-alley-lee-van-cleefs-film-noir.html] about the great villain and one of my favorite actors, Lee Van Cleef. Thanks for reading! Thomas Burchfield Thomas Burchfield Author of the supernatural thriller Dragon's Ark, from Ambler House Now available for order at independent bookstores and through Amazon Author of the comic screenplay Whackers, available at Smashwords.com. Follow me at Blogger, the Red Room, Facebook, and Twitter For editing services, see my page at the Bay Area Editors' Forum
  7. An affectionate [look on my "Curious Man" webpage|http://tbdeluxe.blogspot.com/2011/02/snake-in-alley-lee-van-cleefs-film-noir.html] at one the movies' great bad guys and one of my favorite actors, Lee Van Cleef. Thanks for reading! Thomas Burchfield Thomas Burchfield Author of the supernatural thriller Dragon's Ark, from Ambler House Now available for order at independent bookstores and through Amazon Author of the comic screenplay Whackers, available at Smashwords.com. Follow me at Blogger, the Red Room, Facebook, and Twitter For editing services, see my page at the Bay Ar
  8. Thanks for the correction! It shall be made! Thomas
  9. Hint: It ain't the Golf Channel. Read About it at http://www.redroom.com/blog/thomas-burchfield/thoughts-greatest-tv-channel-world .
  10. Anyone see this the other night, Wednesday? Really a lovely movie by Powell and Pressburger, as so many of theirs are. Shame if you missed it. It portrays not only bygone days, but the passing of the more innocent attitudes that inspired the military of that time--it was on after Black Narcissus, which I consider a great psychological horror movie. Later, Thomas Burchfield Editing & Writing Services Emeryville, CA
  11. Thanks! If the guy who posts the schedules keeps making goofs like that one, I'll have plenty to say. Hope he keeps up the good work. I forgot to give Robert and Clara a Schumann song to ride off into the sunset with. It's all the product of a strange mind that knows a bit about classical music and whole lot more about westerns. Cheers, Thomas Burchfield Editing & Writing Services
  12. Yes, fellow film fans, you will have noticed that tonight TCM has scheduled one of the greatest westerns of all time! Song of Love, starring Katherine Hepburn, Paul Henreid and Robert Walker. Set in the 1860s Arizona Territory, this tough, gritty shoot-?em-up tells the story of Robert Schumann, (Paul Henreid, in a role turned down by Joel McCrea) the sheriff of Polyphony, a poor, dusty western town. Feeling his career as Sheriff is going nowhere (due to the fact that he can?t shoot), Schumann turns to scribbling piano music on the side as an outlet for his frustration. While debuting
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