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Friday Song: Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield

It seemed the natural thing to do. Culminate my Exorcist week with the iconic instrumental so thoroughly associated with the film. A non-vocal tune that would equally impact the Top 40 pop chart like only a handful from the surrounding decades. No one seems to produce this art form in this day and age. Sure, I’ve highlight one from way back, and the 80s were more loaded than usual (Top Gun, St. Elmo’s Fire, Chariot’s of Fire). Still, none of those came from a horror film or carried the weight of a movie like Mike Oldfield’s did. To this very day, in point of fact.

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TMT: “Now free me…”

This is the next entry in a Theatre… a Movie… and a Time, a series that was begun here. I’m sure this will come as happy news for some, but we’re almost done with my week of posts on The Exorcist. With what happened back in ’77, there had to be a redemption coming. At the very least, for the franchise, the story, and ultimately for those who returned to the movie theater. Fortunately, it came from the one closest to the source.

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TMT: Recognizing Crap From the Balcony

This is the next entry in a Theatre… a Movie… and a Time, a series that was begun here. Continuing my trek with one particular film franchise this week for the month October, strictly as a fan of monster and horror films mind you, here we go again. And I have screenwriter Josh Olson to thank byway of his July 18th look-back (over at Trailers From Hell) at an era’s “terrible, terrible idea” for a movie, and thus crystallizing for me the following remembrance.

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TMT: “There are no experts.”

This is the next entry in a Theatre… a Movie… and a Time, a series that was begun here. Returning to my theme for the month October, as a fan of monster and horror films since childhood, I thought to tie these memories within that genre. And I’ve waited to delve into this specific film for some time now. Especially, since a great deal of history lies in the attic with this one. Might as well have candlelight flare at this very moment.

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TMT: Whoa

This is the next entry in a Theatre… a Movie… and a Time, a series that was begun here. Since the beginning of my Versus AFI: 10 Top 10 arc,…

Welcome Home

This was literally quite something. It skirted around the neighborhood I call home, too. Began early Friday morning, congested traffic like no one business (yet, we…

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TMT: Howl Till It Hurts

This is the next entry in a Theatre… a Movie… and a Time, a series that was begun here. Recently, a colleague returned to contribute more of his fine writing online with a short post on a seminal sci-fi film. To celebrate his reappearance, I thought to jot down one more of these since it was he who inspired this very line of memory posts.

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Small Roles… Big Performances blogathon: Dom Deluise in FAIL-SAFE

The following is my contribution to Ruth and her Flixchatter blog’s Small Roles… Big Performances blogathon. As she laid it out:

“The idea of this blog-a-thon is to shine a spotlight on the ‘unsung heroes’ if you will, the overlooked performers who add so much richness/entertainment value to the film no matter how brief their appearance is, but yet they don’t get the credit they so deserve.”

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