HBO’s Chernobyl, what it got wrong

Interesting article from Forbes.

The best book that I’ve read about Chernobyl is this one:

It’s my favorite precisely for the reasons that the author wrote it, because he could not find a book that focused on just the event without getting too much into politics and anti-nuke sentiments, it just tells the story of what happened.


Jesus painting

This same Jesus painting, which I have a small version of, handed down from my grandparents, has shown up in two movies I’ve watched in the past week, what synchronicity is this? It was featured in the Audie Murphy movie The Quick Gun and here it is again in the film noir Somewhere In the Night.

White Tie and Tails 1946

via White Tie and Tails 1946


Mussolini’s bunker under Palazzo Venezia – Wanted in Rome

Lucky Star: John Hodiak

One of my favorite actors, great post, thanks!


According to John Hodiak, his film career was sheer luck. “I’ve always been a firm believer in the Fates,” he once said. But luck was not on his side when Hodiak, hailed near the start of his career as “another Gable,” went from leading man to supporting player in a matter of years and, later, was felled by a fatal heart attack at the age of 41. Despite his unfulfilled potential as an actor, Hodiak did appear in a number of well-received films, including Lifeboat (1944), A Bell for Adano (1945), and The Harvey Girls (1946). He was also featured in four films from the era of noir: Somewhere in the Night (1946), The Bribe (1949), A Lady Without Passport (1950), and The People Against O’Hara (1951).

The man who was frequently described as quiet-spoken and likeable was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on April 16, 1914, the oldest son of Ukranian…

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Review: Bruce Springsteen and Madonna strike a pose, with varied results, on new albums – Los Angeles Times

Bruce Springsteen and Madonna are subcultures now – The Washington Post

Madonna Is A 60-Year-Old Pop Icon. Why Doesn’t She Want To Talk About It?

The Faculty 1998

Political Correctness Run Amok: Life and Lillian Gish at Bowling Green State University, Ohio – Bright Lights Film Journal

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