“Louis, I might have known you’d mix your patriotism with a little larceny.” –– Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) to Captain Louis Renault (Claude Rains), Police Prefect, in the final scene of Casablanca. IF THAT LINE of dialogue from one of the most beloved and oft-quoted movies of all time sounds […]
Another Meeting With the Director of Sorcerer Just When He’s on a Rampage of His Own The moment I finished seeing an advance screening of Rampage, before its theatrical release in October 1992, I arranged a trip to Los Angeles so I could cover the film in as close-up-and-personal a way […]
John appears on Mary Jane Popp’s talk show Poppoff on KAHI-AM. John talks about his book The Funniest Comedians of the 20th Century, and why there’s no school like the old school!
‘Sorcerer’ Reappears . . . William Friedkin’s Variation on Clouzot’s Wages of Fear Revived IN THE EARLY months of 1992, interest in Henri-Georges Clouzot’s 1953 French classic Wages of Fear was keen. An uncut version was running at the Castro Theater in San Francisco and Sorcerer, a 1977 American remake […]