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Friday, September 9, 2011

Nicholas Ray Blogathon Postscript

by Tony Dayoub


Happy Friday. You'll notice I put up a poll on the sidebar, in which I ask readers to pick no more than 3 of their favorite Nicholas Ray movies. Unscientific, I know, but it's just for fun. I was so busy during the actual past 4 days, the poll idea didn't occur to me. So I'll leave this up for a week and see what develops. Feel free to discuss in this post's comment thread.

Someone suggested it would be great if they were all in one post, so after the jump, I have gathered all the links submitted to me during the blogathon, plus a few I found on my own. Enjoy!

They Live By Night:

Opening Shots: They Live By Night by Jim Emerson at Scanners
They Live By Night by MovieNut14 at Defiant Success
They Live by Night by Jake Cole at Not Just Movies
They Live By Night: The Nicholas Ray Blogathon by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry at Shadows and Satin
A Heart Can Only Take So Much by Bill Ryan at The Kind of Face You Hate
JUST ADDED: Image of the Day: True Noir by Pacze Moj at MUBI's The Daily Notebook
The First Dream: They Live by Night by Evan Davis at MUBI's The Daily Notebook
Bride of Bogartstein: In a Lonely Place by Erich Kuersten at Acidemic

A Woman's Secret:

A Woman's Secret (Nicholas Ray, 1949) by Jake Cole at Not Just Movies
Woman Error by David Cairns at Shadowplay
Nicholas Ray Blogathon: "You'd be surprised how often the truth is...pat..." by Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. at Thrilling Days of Yesteryear
JUST ADDED: The Disparities of a Studio Journeyman: A Woman's Secret and On Dangerous Ground by Evan Davis at MUBI's The Daily Notebook
The Major and the Minor: Notes on Two Early Films by Nicholas Ray by Daniel Kasman at MUBI's The Daily Notebook
A Woman's Secret (1949) - her secret ain't much of a secret, but she is definitely hiding something or other by Thomas Duke at Cinema Gonzo

Knock on Any Door:

Knock on Any Door (Nicholas Ray, 1949) by Jake Cole at Not Just Movies
JUST ADDED: The Heart of the System: Knock on Any Door by Evan Davis at MUBI's The Daily Notebook

Born to Be Bad:

Born to Be Bad (Nicholas Ray, (1950) by Jake Cole at Not Just Movies
Born to Be Bad (1950) by Farran Smith Nehme at Self-Styled Siren
JUST ADDED: Sly Precursors to Gay Liberation: Born to Be Bad by Evan Davis at MUBI's The Daily Notebook
The Major and the Minor: Notes on Two Early Films by Nicholas Ray by Daniel Kasman at MUBI's The Daily Notebook

In a Lonely Place:

Hooray for (Hating) Hollywood: In a Lonely Place by Joel Bocko at The Dancing Image
In a Lonely Place by MovieNut14 at Defiant Success
In a Lonely Place: An Ode to Romantic, Cynical Noir Love by the Film Noir Blonde
In a Lonely Place by thevoid99 at Surrender to the Void
In a Lonely Place by Jake Cole at Not Just Movies
Classic Noir: In a Lonely Place (1950) by Ray Banks at Norma Desmond's Monkey
In a Lonely Place by Rich Watson at Wide Screen World
Born When She Kissed Me: Nicholas Ray Blogathon, 2011 by Ariel Schudson at Sinamatic Salve-ation
"I was born when she kissed me... I died when she left me... I lived a few weeks while she loved me..." by Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. at Edward Copeland on Film... and more
JUST ADDED: Critic's Picks: In a Lonely Place by A.O. Scott at the New York Times's Arts Beat
Underneath the Bottle: In a Lonely Place and Alcoholism by Glenn Kenny at MUBI's The Daily Notebook
In a Lonely Place and the Dark Side of Freedom by Evan Davis at MUBI's The Daily Notebook

On Dangerous Ground:

On Dangerous Ground: A Neglected Masterwork by Nicholas Ray by R.D. Finch at The Movie Projector
On Dangerous Ground (Nicholas Ray, 1952) by Jake Cole at Not Just Movies
On Dangerous Ground by Joel Bocko at The Dancing Image
COOL FLICKS: On Dangerous Ground (1952) by John F. Norris at Pretty Sinister Books
JUST ADDED: The Disparities of a Studio Journeyman: A Woman's Secret and On Dangerous Ground by Evan Davis at MUBI's The Daily Notebook

Flying Leathernecks:

Flying Leathernecks (Nicholas Ray, 1951) by Jake Cole at Not Just Movies

The Lusty Men:

The Lusty Men (Nicholas Ray, 1952) by Jake Cole at Not Just Movies
JUST ADDED: An Arena of Hurt: A (Sexy) Video Essay on Nicholas Ray's The Lusty Men by Kevin Lee at MUBI's The Daily Notebook
Isolation on the Frontier: The Lusty Men and The True Story of Jesse James by Evan Davis at MUBI's The Daily Notebook
Mountain Man in the Middle: Arthur Hunnicutt by Erich Kuersten at Acidemic

Johnny Guitar:

Nicholas Ray and the Nifty Fifties by Richard Brody at The Front Row
Johnny Guitar by Richard Brody at The Front Row
Johnny Guitar by thevoid99 at Surrender to the Void
Johnny Guitar by Jake Cole at Cinelogue
JUST ADDED: Thursday Editor’s Pick: Johnny Guitar (1954) at Alt Screen
Love's Delirious Perversions: Johnny Guitar by Evan Davis at MUBI's The Daily Notebook

Run For Cover:

Run for Cover (Nicholas Ray, 1955) by Jake Cole at Not Just Movies

Rebel Without a Cause:

Rebel Without a Cause by MovieNut14 at Defiant Success
HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT: Rebel Without A Cause by squasher88 at Film Actually
Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955) by Jake Cole at Not Just Movies
Nicholas Ray Blogathon: Rebel Without a Cause by J.D. Lafrance at Radiator Heaven
Nicholas Ray Blogathon: Rebel Without a Cause by Meredith at Forever Classics
JUST ADDED: Pain from the Beyond: Rebel Without a Cause by Evan Davis at MUBI's The Daily Notebook

Hot Blood:

Hot Blood (Nicholas Ray, 1956) by Jake Cole at Not Just Movies
JUST ADDED: Movements in Abstraction: Hot Blood and Bitter Victory by Evan Davis at MUBI's The Daily Notebook

Bigger Than Life:

Bigger Than Life by Richard T. Jameson at Amazon.com
Bigger Than Life by Joel Bocko at The Dancing Image
Bigger Than Life by MovieNut14 at Defiant Success
Cult Classic: Bigger Than Life (1956) by Ray Banks at Norma Desmond's Monkey
Bigger Than Life (1956) - Film Location by Robby Cress at Dear Old Hollywood
Bigger Than Life (1956) - #507 by Dave Blakeslee at Criterion Reflections
Film #123: Bigger Than Life by Dean Treadaway at Filmicability
Bigger Than Life by Jake Cole at Not Just Movies
God Was Wrong by Andreas Stoehr at Pussy Goes Grrr
God, Men and Monsters: Nicholas Ray’s Bigger Than Life by Ariel Schudson at Sinamatic Salve-ation
JUST ADDED: Watching the Center Implode: Bigger than Life by Evan Davis at MUBI's The Daily Notebook
Bigger Than Life: Nicholas Ray in the Life of the Gray Flannel Darkness by Erich Kuersten at Bright Lights Film Journal
Bigger Than Life‘s Sci-Fi Twin by C. Jerry Kutner at Bright Lights Film Journal

The True Story of Jesse James:

Goin' Out West: The True Story of Jesse James (1957) by Ray Banks at Norma Desmond's Monkey
The True Story of Jesse James (Nicholas Ray, 1957) by Jake Cole at Not Just Movies
The Nicholas Ray Blogathon: The True Story Of The True Story Of Jesse James (1957) by Toby at 50 Westerns From the '50s
Infamous & Elusive: The True Story of Jesse James by Jason Bellamy at The Cooler
Nicholas Ray, Jesse James and a Missed Opportunity by Greg Ferrara at Cinema Style
JUST ADDED: Isolation on the Frontier: The Lusty Men and The True Story of Jesse James by Evan Davis at MUBI's The Daily Notebook

Bitter Victory:

Bitter Victory by Jake Cole at Cinelogue
War is Hell: Bitter Victory (1957) by Ray Banks at Norma Desmond's Monkey
JUST ADDED: Movements in Abstraction: Hot Blood and Bitter Victory by Evan Davis at MUBI's The Daily Notebook

Wind Across the Everglades:

Wind Across the Everglades (Nicholas Ray & Budd Schulberg, 1958) by Jake Cole at Not Just Movies
JUST ADDED: Transformations in the Swamp: Wind Across the Everglades by Evan Davis at MUBI's The Daily Notebook
For Nicholas Ray by Daniel Kasman at MUBI's The Daily Notebook

Party Girl:

Party Girl (Nicholas Ray, 1958) by a Jake Cole at Not Just Movies

The Savage Innocents:

The Savage Innocents (Nicholas Ray, 1960) by Jake Cole at Not Just Movies

King of Kings:

King of Kings (Nicholas Ray, 1961) by Jake Cole at Not Just Movies

55 Days at Peking:

55 Days at Peking (Nicholas Ray, 1963) by Jake Cole at Not Just Movies
JUST ADDED: The Peking Order by Zach Campbell at MUBI's The Daily Notebook

Wet Dreams "The Janitor":

The Nicholas Ray Blogathon: "The Janitor" (1974) by Stacia at She Blogged By Night
"The Janitor" (Nicholas Ray, 1974) by Jake Cole at Not Just Movies

JUST ADDED - We Can't Go Home Again:

Bigger Than Life: The Man Who Left His Will on Film by Jonathan Rosenbaum at JonathanRosenbaum.com
The Split Screen: We Can't Go Home Again (Ray, 1976) by David Cairns at MUBI's The Daily Notebook
Nicholas Ray Was an Early Adopter: An Interview With Susan Ray on Her Husband’s Legacy by Shane Danielsen at indieWIRE
Oscilloscope Pulls A Criterion, Pick Up Rights To Nicholas Ray’s Final Film We Can’t Go Home Again by Kevin Jagernauth at The Playlist

Lightning Over Water:

Reel Life: Lightning Over Water (1980) by Ray Banks at Norma Desmond's Monkey

General:

Nicholas Ray: Rebel at any cost by Carrie Rickey at Flickgrrl
In Re: Nicholas Ray by Richard Brody at The Front Row
Interview with Author Patrick McGilligan by John Greco at Twenty Four Frames
Centennial Tributes: Nicholas Ray, Part 1 and Part 2 by Kevin J. Olson at Edward Copeland on Film... and more
Nicholas Ray Blogathon: Poet of Violence by Budd Wilkins at The House Next Door
The 100 Essential Directors: Nicholas Ray by Andreas Stoehr at PopMatters
The Dangerous Beauty of Nick Ray - Part 1 and Part 2 by Kevyn Knox at The Most Beautiful Fraud in the World
LIGHTNING OVER RAY... the man called Nick! NICK'S MOVIE - Nicholas Ray blogathon by Dottor SINema at Drug me to movie hell!!
JUST ADDED: Nicholas Ray: The Last Interview by Kathryn Bigelow and Sarah Fatima Parsons at La Furia Umana
"The cinema is Nicholas Ray" by Alex Oscar at MetaFilter
Circle of Pain: The Cinema of Nicholas Ray by Jonathan Rosenbaum at JonathanRosenbaum.com
Homes for Strangers: The Cinema of Nicholas Rayby Evan Davis at MUBI's The Daily Notebook
Bitter Brilliance: Links to Nicholas Ray Scholarship and Criticism by Catherine Grant at Film Studies For Free

5 comments:

Erich Kuersten said...

Not fair! I didn't even see this til too late cuz I was editing Acidemic #7, but can you add my links so I can stop crying? You rock!

In a Lonely place: Bride of Bogartstein

http://acidemic.blogspot.com/2011/08/bride-of-bogartstein-in-lonely-place.html

Heart of the Gray Flannel Darkness
(Bright Lights)

http://www.brightlightsfilm.com/68/68biggerthanlife.php

Lusty Men (acidemic)- (
Hunnicut)
http://acidemic.blogspot.com/2010/05/mountain-man-in-middle-arthur-hunnicutt.html

C. Jerry Kutner said...

More Bigger Than Life:

http://www.brightlightsfilm.com/blog/2010/04/bigger-than-lifes-sci-fi-twin.html

John Greco said...

Tony, you did a great job here and thanks!

Thomas Duke said...

Here is my post on A WOMAN'S SECRET, finally. I know I'm a deadbeat, but I tried to finish it on Thurs, but couldn't. As usual, a straightforward review turned into a bit of a monster that then had to be edited down. Well, here ya go:

http://cinemagonzo.blogspot.com/2011/09/womans-secret-1949-her-secret-aint-much.html

Tony Dayoub said...

Alright fellas, I just added your posts to the link list above. Didn't mean to take so long to respond. But after an exhaustive week running the blogathon, my son being sick over the weekend, and 9/11 remembrance, etc., I thought it better to unplug until today.

Thanks for your submissions.