The HANGING Munchkin Articles
-- A fast link to all of Savant's THE WIZARD OF OZ articles.
Military Boomer Movie Confessions: an Autobiographical Tale
-- Savant relates his atypical upbringing as a U.S. Air Force dependent, growing up discovering movies in a theater system that showed everything, on military bases where I could walk to shows by myself at age seven. I hadn't seen anything written anything about the military movie system but I've already connected with some folk that grew up the way I did. The article contains humiliating photos, too.
Savant Q&A Interview with Greg Kintz of The 3-D Film Archive on Man in the Dark
-- Savant reviewed Twilight Time's 3-D of Man in the Dark but there were more questions to be answered about the film's production and the real state of 3-D at the beginning of the '50s craze. The experts at the 3D Film Archive put me in touch with Greg Kintz, their Technical Director. As could be expected, Greg makes with plenty of illuminating information, and also corrects a couple of oft-repeated false factoids about Columbia's first 3-D hit.
DVD Savant correspondent Darren Gross interviews Helen Samuels on Major Dundee
-- Teen actress Helen Samuels, the 'mystery ghost' in the deleted Massacre Prologue to the Sam Peckinpah movie, talks all about filming scenes that film historians believed were never shot. Darren Gross makes Peckinpah research history at DVD Savant.
Glenn Erickson Talks About Sci-Fi Savant -
Classic Sci-Fi Review Reader
-- Savant correspondent and colleague Stuart Galbraith IV interviews -- me -- about my book of essay reviews on the Sci-Fi Genre.
Steve Stoliar Talks About Raised Eyebrows -
My Years Inside Groucho's House
-- Savant correspondent and colleague Stuart Galbraith IV interviews Steve Stoliar, the author of an autobiographical account of the last years in the life of the most famous Marx Brother.
Steven Bingen Talks About MGM: Hollywood's Greatest Backlot
-- Savant correspondent and colleague Stuart Galbraith IV interviews Steve Bingen, the author of a new book examining the legendary acres of movie history that once stood in the middle of humble Culver City.
Metropolis: Notes on the 2010 restoration from Thomas Bakels
-- A Savant Special! Digital Film restorer Thomas Bakels discusses the development of the software tool that enabled the resurrection of the "reamed, thrashed, not-ready-for-the-public" recovered new scenes for Fritz Langs restored masterpiece.
DVD Savant interviews Joe Dante on Matinee
-- An interview with director Joe Dante, discussing the making of Matinee and the challenge of re-creating a 1950s BIg Bug movie, complete with a giant, voracious ant who answers to the name "Bill". Dante also addresses the new DVD's disappointing lack of extras.
Stuart Galbraith IV interviews Bill Warren
-- Background and context from the author of Keep Watching the Skies!.
Glenn Erickson interviews Steve Ryfle & Ed Godziszewski
-- The two authors answer questions about Sony's new Icons of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection disc set.
Celebrating Michael Powell
-- Savant's article provides a quick overview of the career of what may be England's most creative and artistic film director, on his own and with his Archers partner Emeric Pressburger.
Bond Blu-ray Trouble
-- A Guest Editorial by Stuart Galbraith IV ... about a nagging problem in Blu-ray discs that don't play in all machines, with the burden of making them function placed on the consumer.
Inside the Cinerama Dome
-- Savant gets a peek at the complicated technology of Cinerama, at a special original-format screening of How the West Was Won.
Reprinted from Film.Com. 9.27.08
When DVD Menus Attack!
-- Savant pans and praises the various graces and frustrations of the DVD interface ... Anti-piracy promos, anyone?
Reprinted from Film.Com. 9.09.08
Remakes of Remakes of Remakes
-- Keanu Barada Nikto? A new tale of Klaatu prompts a look at Hollywood's Sci-Fi remakes.
Reprinted from Film.Com. 8.26.08
Neck Deep in Discs, or, the Practical Pitfalls of DVD Collecting
-- Big collections are peachy keen, but what do we do with all those discs?
Reprinted from Film.Com. 8.23.08
Whatever Happened to Great Fight Scenes?
-- Savant surveys qualities that are disappearing from modern action pictures.
Reprinted from Film.Com. 8.12.08
Babylon in Hollywood
-- Shades of D.W. Griffith! The Walk of Fame is going to have a new landmark.
-- Bill Blackwell finds a weird movie anomaly, this time in a classic comedy by Preston Sturges. 2/11/01
Random Notes of a Region 2 Neophyte
-- Author Stuart Galbraith IV gives us a rundown on the Tokyo DVD scene. 1/25/02.
2002 Wait and Want List
-- Savant indulges a DVD fantasy. 1/9/02.
Thoughts on AMERICAN BEAUTY
-- Savant's look at last year's big winner might explain Bush's continued popularity. 10/28/00
The Spaghetti Western Genre
-- Correspondent Lee Broughton's encyclopedic survey of the Italian Western ... a genre sorely lacking on DVD. 4/29/00
DVD Grumbles - The HOT DOG
-- Why don't studios answer email? Why
don't they release what we want to see? Introducing the annoying HOT
DOG analogy. 1/14/00
Transfer Trouble: Formats and Video Fudging
-- Or, How Dare They Mess up the Transfer of My Favorite Film! CORRECTED 10/08/99