The Friday 10/22/2021

Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson: Dune (Chia Bella James/Warner Brothers)

My piece for the Scarecrow blog this week, and etc.

Dune. “A minimum of dialogue and a multitude of meaningful glances.”

Join Scarecrow Academy on Saturday, 10/23, at 2 pm Pacific Time, as we meet via Zoom to talk about Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing. This is part of “The Art in Noir: Film Noir and the Director,” our ongoing semester about noir – but you don’t have to have attended previously to join in. Sign up (it’s free) at the Scarecrow Academy page, and if you must, listen to me intro below.

At my other blog, What a Feeling!, we’ve got three vintage 1980s reviews posted this week: Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi, the Oscar-winning Best Picture of 1982, with Ben Kingsley as Bapu; John Sayles’ Baby It’s You, a teen romance with Rosanna Arquette and Vincent Spano; and Jonathan Kaplan’s Heart Like a Wheel, a sleeper with Bonnie Bedelia as drag racer Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney.

No new episode of my radio show, “The Music and the Movies,” this week, but they’re revived an oldie: “In a Beatnik Mood,” in which I look at movie music associated with the Beat movement. If that has vanished by the time you read this, look at the M&M page at the Voice of Vashon site to see what’s current.