Finished with the paperbacks. By my calculations I ended up with a little under 250 covers. One side benefit was that one shelf that had books in a random order now has them broken up by genre: science fiction, movie tie-in, crime, other. The last of the science fiction can be found here: » 7/23/14 4:58pm Wednesday 4:58pm

The Big Combo (1955)

Film noir I had never seen that is public domain and available online. Known for the outstanding photography by John Alton. Directed by Joseph H. Lewis. Cornel Wilde and Richard Conte. Obsessed cop is out to take down a crime lord. Whatever it takes. » 7/18/14 11:49am 7/18/14 11:49am

10,000 Ways to Die by Alex Cox. A history of the spaghetti western. Most movie books tend to the neutral/light-hearted tone but not this one. Mr. Cox makes it very plain when he doesn't like something. The "cute/funny" character gets it more than most. He also allows his politics to enter the book, which is less… » 7/09/14 3:00pm 7/09/14 3:00pm

Gilda (1946)

New Big Lots DVD find. I had never seen it before. Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford. Directed by Charles Vidor. Down and out gambler becomes right hand man to shady casino owner. Casino owner's new wife, Rita Hayworth, knew gambler Johnny in another life. That's trouble. » 7/07/14 1:16pm 7/07/14 1:16pm