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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Is Jack Palance the best movie villain?

Who are the all-time best movie villains—actors we love to hate on the big screen? This is a challenging question even for dedicated film aficionados. Quickly coming to my mind are Charles Laughton
04.19.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Although Joan Crawford had a reputation, whether deserved or not, as dislikable, she thoroughly charmed the writer of Not the Girl Next Door: Joan Crawford, A Personal Biography (published by Simon & Schuster). Author Charlotte Chandler questions little, building her book around a lengthy series of interviews with Crawford conducted before the star�s death in 1977. Chandler even goes with Crawfo...
03.24.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Daisy Kenyon starts on a cheery note as Dana Andrews exchanges breezy words with the cabbie while handing over his fare. But moments later, once he steps into the dimly lit vestibule and up a stairway of oddly angled shadows, Daisy Kenyon turns dark visually. The 1947 movie has been issued on DVD as part of the Fox Film Noir series. But while director Otto Preminger suffused Daisy Kenyon ...