Savant Column June 13, 2017

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Hello! Some fun links today.

Correspondent Stefan Andersson turns our attention to the web magazine The Edit Room Floor, where the April 15 issue has a three-part article on the Italian restoration of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Stefan reports that they┬┤ve even found the Italian censorship notes and translated them into English. Thanks Stefan — !

Ever wonder what the great screenwriter Samuel Taylor looks or sounds like? Like a great gentleman, that’s what. The writer of Vertigo speaks for seven full minutes about Alfred Hitchcock, in this Eyes on Cinema YouTube clip forwarded by correspondent Craig Reardon. And Taylor expresses his own opinion of the absurdity of the storyline of Vertigo.

And about my review last week of Blast-Off, advisor Gary Teetzel reminded me that producer Harry Alan Towers did indeed work with Orson Welles in two radio shows, The Adventures of Harry Lime and The Black Museum.

Thanks for reading! — Glenn Erickson