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Robert Montgomery’s 1947 sophomore film, Ride the Pink Horse is an exciting film noir gem ripe for rediscovery, available on Blu-ray for the first time courtesy of Criterion’s digital restoration. Best known as a comedic actor and Oscar nominated for roles in Night Must Fall (1937) and Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), Montgomery would eventually direct a handful of titles mostly neglected by the passage of time with the exception of his first directorial credit, the experimental noir Lady in the Lake (as the film is presented entirely from the point of view of its protagonist, as if we’re looking directly through his eyes), an adaptation of a Raymond Chandler novel. Lady premiered earlier in the very same year, and though it is often referenced for its structural technique, it’s his follow-up title that’s more impressive, as unique and off kilter as its enigmatic title.
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- Nicholas Bell
Thomas Gilbert, a 70-year-old hedge fund founder, was shot dead in his swanky New York apartment Sunday, and his 30-year-old son, Thomas Gilbert Jr., was taken in by police for questioning after the son had barricaded himself inside his apartment, say reports. The two had been arguing in the elder Gilbert's bedroom at around 3 p.m., sources tell the New York Post. The victim's wife called 911, according to the paper. The Associated Press reported Thomas Gilbert was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. The son had fled the murder seen on foot, officials told the New York's Daily News, »
- Stephen M. SIlverman, @stephenmsilverm
2 items from 2015
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