CineSavant Column

Tuesday December 1, 2020



 Here’s a simple article about a disc collector on top of things … or at least one who has a better handle on his collection that I do. And I know of no better way to get my attention than a simple name drop, if appropriate. I’m kidding, but in this context I’m very happy to be mentioned. This Rob Dunkelberger gets to show off a handsome home theater setup, and the expected racks of discs. And he has 3-D too!   I wish all my favorite people lived nearby so I could show them movies and lend them discs… uh, you know, when our present global disaster is past-tense news. Thank you Mr. Dunkelberger — the article, written by Greg Carlson, has been given the enigmatic, ambiguous title Collecting Movies with Rob Dunkelberger.


 I forgot a book last week when rounding up my favored books reviewed at CineSavant. It’s Hollywood Divided: The 1950 Screen Directors Guild Meeting and the Impact of the Blacklist by Kevin Brianton. I reviewed it at CineSavant back on August 8, 2017. This one was fascinating — it corrects a lot of oft-repeated misinformation about one of the key meetings of the Blacklist years: John Ford never exactly said, “I make Westerns” and Joe Mankiewicz wasn’t as dead-set opposed to a loyalty oath as we were told. A lot of what was said by numerous name directors, was recorded verbatim.



And Arnold Leibovit’s new The Puppetoon Movie Volume 2 disc just slipped in the door, and I hope to have a review out right away, especially if it looks as good as I think it will. Judging by the contents I’m going to like this one even more than the first — it has by my count four ‘Jasper’ cartoons, which had a BIG impact on me as a little kid. I think I’ve only ever seen one in color. This has been a major labor of love for Leibovit for what seems like forever, and the timing for the holidays seems very propitious! I’m pretty sure that this is the official place to find the disc online.

Thanks for reading! — Glenn Erickson