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Fangirling Doris Day

My love for Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff is no secret. As a classic film obsessive, I’m often asked who my favorite (male and female) movie stars are. With zero hesitation, Cary Grant and Doris Day. Even her name reflects that Day was destined to be star. Her mother gave her the name “Doris” after […]

Ray Harryhausen Film Notes: 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH (1957)

*The following are film study notes, as part of an ongoing Ray Harryhausen course I instruct in Lawrence, Kansas.  What do you do when you’re a hard-working special effects guy, but need a European vacation? If you are Ray Harryhausen, you kill 2 birds with one stone by simply creating a monster movie opportunity in […]

Ray Harryhausen Film Notes: THE 7th VOYAGE OF SINBAD (1958)

*The following are my notes as part of an ongoing Ray Harryhausen film study course, which I currently instruct in Lawrence, Kansas. We are about to set sail for a new type of adventure in our quest to explore the world of Ray Harryhausen. In this week’s screening and discussion, we take a marked turn […]