Tag Archives: dark comedy

Cul-de-sac

He said I was mentally…retiring or something like that. Richard (Lionel Stander) and Albie (Jack MacGowran) were doing a job, as they say, but things didn’t go as planned.  They did their best, but Richard caught it in the arm … Continue reading

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The Portable Dorothy Parker

Introduction Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) was an early 20th century writer and wit among a large crowd of the names that echo to our day.  I don’t mean to say she was insignificant, but rather a member of an unofficial anti-establishment … Continue reading

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Our Man in Havana

I couldn’t possibly have better confirmation of your reports. It seems like only yesterday I was speaking of spy spoofs.  They have a tough mission set to them and going for guffaws must necessarily take away from the gravity of … Continue reading

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Carnage

We’re not going to get into our children’s quarrels. Resonance.  The quality in a sound of being deep, full, and reverberating.  Some movies are like that.  The word has been replaced by the executive classes, in their terrible new-speak way, … Continue reading

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Down Terrace

Everyone was into making money, except for me. If Ladykillers (1955) was darkly comic, then I think we ran out of spectrum too soon.  At some point, you’ve left the area of comedy and turned into a drama (probably a … Continue reading

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