New Year's Eve Thin Man Marathon!!

Reporter: Say listen, is he working on a case?
Nora Charles: Yes, he is.
Reporter: What case?
Nora Charles: A case of scotch. Pitch in and help him.

Join me and TCM tonight starting at 5PM Pacific/8PM Eastern for a Thin Man marathon! I will be tweeting it up between cocktails and toddler demands. It's cheap, it's safe, and I'll be your designated driver.

Posted on 12/31/2009 02:45:00 PM by Anonymous and filed under | 0 Comments »

Unofficial, Conchless Renegade Live-Tweet, 12/19, 3PM EST: Scorsese's AGE OF INNOCENCE

As we wait for the Conch-Bearer to Lead Us into a Brave New Future of Live-Tweeting, we offer once more a humble afternoon diversion, one week from now, as we talk about another of Martin Scorsese's neglected masterpieces, The Age of Innocence. The same director who got a great performance out of Sharon Stone in Casino does it here with Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder. It's also his first team-up with Daniel Day-Lewis, and it is miles away from Bill the Butcher.

Scorsese is a romantic, spiritual, sensual artist, and a stylistic heir to the legacy of the Archers-- something that's often overlooked in the fanboyish devotion to his gangster movies, as Alex Barrett notes here. Like Kundun, I don't see Age of Innocence as an outlier but a key work, and a masterpiece. Please join us next Saturday; the hash-tag will be #aoi.

Posted on 12/12/2009 07:28:00 PM by Tom Russell and filed under | 0 Comments »