Paul L. Smith: An Appreciation

One of my favorite character actors of the Seventies and Eighties, Paul L. Smith passed away just over seven years ago at the age of 75.

Just A Few Homemade FAKE View-Master Offerings

During my Seventies childhood, View-Master discs and paperback novelizations were often the closest I came to watching the great majority of 'grown-up' movies that were in theaters back then, at least until (or if) they appeared on network TV, in censored form with commercial interruptions. The 'good ol' days' weren't always good.

Shaming The Incorrect Arts Into Extinction?

While there are certainly well-made classic movies I find unappealing...The Graduate...I don't believe I've ever attempted to scold anyone else for enjoying them. I've certainly never advocated a movie be banned or censored. The idea of criminalizing a piece of art or entertainment, if only in peoples' minds, is one I find totally repellent.

Sidewinder’s View: Blake Edwards’ The Pink Panther Film Collection Starring Peter Sellers (Blu-Ray Box Set)

I don't regret buying the Blu-ray set, but I think I have a clearer idea why Shout Select chose to sell the series as a combo set instead of individually. The series has a few turkeys which showcase comedic sensibilities that honestly haven't aged very well over the past thirty-to-fifty-plus years.