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Peter Graves and Joan Endress - Peter Graves and Joan Endress Ojai, California - Ojai Film Festival, last day, at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Thursday 5th November 2009

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Peter Graves, Joan Endress and Family - Peter Graves, Joan Endress and Family Los Angeles, California - Actor Peter Graves is honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday 30th October 2009

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Peter Graves, wife Joan, daughters Kelly, Claudia, Amanda with their husbands and children - Peter Graves, wife Joan and daughters Kelly, Claudia, and Amanda with their husbands and children Los Angeles, Cailfornia - Actor Peter Graves receives the 2391st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday 30th October 2009

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The Night Of The Hunter Review


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Until I saw The Night of the Hunter, it had been a long time since I had gasped while watching a movie. Forget The Others and The Deep End (which veered toward strained dramatics), The Night of the Hunter is by far the scariest movie I've seen so far this year. Even though the movie is nearly 50 years old and there's a not drop of blood to be seen.

Luckily, The Night of the Hunter, Charles Laughton's first and final directing gig, has been restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive and is being re-released in October 2001. So, there's still plenty of time to spill your popcorn all over the place.

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Don't Ask Don't Tell Review


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It's very, very broad, but then Woody Allen's What's Up, Tiger Lily? was broad, too. The latter title comes to mind because the concept is the same: Comic writers take an existing movie - something bad, and in the public domain - and dub new dialogue onto it. In the case of the new film Don't Ask Don't Tell, the source material is the 1954 B-thriller Killers from Space; in that film, a scientist (Peter Graves) is reanimated by aliens following his death in a plane crash in order that he can aid them in their plans to conquer Earth. Don't Ask Don't Tell uses the same material, mostly, to bring the conflict up-to-date: Graves, following the same crash, is forced by aliens to undergo a procedure that swaps out his sexual orientation. The aliens' goal this time isn't so much to conquer Earth as to turn it more fabulous, if you see what I mean.

I wrote What's Up, Tiger Lily? above, but was it Mystery Science Theater I really wanted? The presence of bobble-eyed aliens in the (apparently incredibly bad) original footage forces the comparison. Did the first director really use ping pong balls for eyes, as the new director (Doug Miles) suggests? The jokes here connect with less frequency than Allen's did, and the humor runs the gamut from pretty good to dinner theater, with the occasional obscure reference thrown in, just as it was MST. (It seemed to me that Hannah Arendt, author of Eichmann in Jerusalem, was mentioned any time I tuned in to MST; in Don't Ask Don't Tell, James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room is brought into the fray, and although I wish to be corrected if I'm wrong, I don't believe that the title is one that comes up every day.)

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