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Kim Morgan is a film and culture writer whose contributed to numerous outlets including Entertainment Weekly, MSN Movies, LA Weekly, Garage, Salon, GQ, IFC, IndieWire, Criterion and Playboy. She has appeared as a film critic on AMC's "The Movie Club," as guest host on "Ebert & Roeper" and guest contributor on "Ebert Presents: At the Movies." She also introduces films for each year's Film Noir Festival for the Film Noir Foundation and has guest programmed for Turner Classic Movies. She was a Short Films juror at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and has appeared in the documentary feature "American Grindhouse." Most recently she contributed to Guy Maddin's "Seances" at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, co-writing and appearing in various shorts based on lost or unrealized films. You can read more at her blog, Sunset Gun.

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One of Hollywood's First Movie Stars, One of Hollywood's First Dope Casualties: Wonderful Wallace Reid

(1) Comments | Posted October 19, 2013 | 11:00 PM

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Originally posted at my blog, Sunset Gun.

"Wally Reid was a 180-pound diamond..."

-Cecil B. DeMille

Wallace Reid loved...

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Baby Love: Happy Birthday Howard Hawks

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 4:07 PM

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Hapy Birthday to the late, great Howard Hawks. Let's celebrate with one of his best, Bringing Up Baby. Here's my brief ode to Hepburn, Grant, bones, dogs, leopards...

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I Will Miss You, Roger Ebert

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 10:51 PM

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"I was perfectly content before I was born, and I think of death as the same state ... I am grateful for the gifts of intelligence, love, wonder...

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The Power of the Purse: Marnie

(2) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 9:38 PM

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When Madonna's Sex was released, actor Udo Kier, who was featured prominently in some of the photo book's best pictures (forever beautiful Udo does not take a bad...

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Since Oscar Forgot, Remembering Ann Rutherford

(4) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 1:44 PM

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Oh, Oscar. You always do this!

The Oscars In Memoriam Reel always leaves out important, deserving people and this year was one of the worst. I watched those we're...

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The Oscars Category That Should Be

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 1:41 AM

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Do you remember the song "You'll Be In My Heart" by Phil Collins? It was from Tarzan and it won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1999...

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Three Favorite Oscar Moments

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2013 | 11:07 AM

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The Academy Awards -- one of cinema's most supreme accolades (or so they tell us). So prestigious that, as many filmmakers and actors claim, it's an "honor" just to...

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For Valentine's Day: Celebrate With Six Disastrous Dates

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 6:28 PM

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Valentine's Day. If you at all care about the day (though many of us pretend not to) it can be a sweet time to remind your partner how much you...

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Sad Men: Jack Lemmon and Days of Wine and Roses

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 7:45 PM

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The late, great Jack Lemmon's birthday is February 8th which led me back to one of his finest performances -- Days of Wine and Roses. Watch it for the...

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The Cars Have Eyes: Killer Cars

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 1:22 PM

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My car was trying to kill me. Not in any cinematic supernatural way, a la Christine or The Car. It was actually far worse than that (for me). My...

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Four Men, Forty Years, Unforgettable: Deliverance

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2012 | 4:45 AM

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"Because they're building a dam across the Cahulawassee River. They're gonna flood a whole valley, Bobby, that's why. Dammit, they're drownin' the river...Just about the last wild, untamed, unpolluted,...

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The Wonderful Wistful World of Wes Anderson

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2012 | 1:59 AM

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Recently, The Guardian's film blog ran a small piece highlighting the trailer for Wes Anderson's upcoming -- and for Anderson fans, greatly anticipated -- Moonrise Kingdom (which I haven't...

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Link Wray: So Glad, So Proud

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2012 | 2:47 PM

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Rock pioneer Link Wray, most famous for "Rumble" was boss in every era.

In 2000, at a small club in Portland, Ore., I witnessed this for myself. The half...

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Daydream Believer: RIP Davy Jones

(1) Comments | Posted March 1, 2012 | 2:04 PM

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Originally published at Kim Morgan's Sunset Gun.

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As others have often pointed out, he wasn't charming, "Circus Boy" Mickey Dolenz, the guy who everyone wanted to be...

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It Takes Three: Design for Living

(1) Comments | Posted December 8, 2011 | 8:52 AM

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A "gentleman's agree­ment" is not so easy -- not when it comes to Miriam Hopkins, Gary Cooper and Fredric March. Criterion has released the gorgeous, sparkingly sexy...

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Pilgrim, Cowboy, Indian: Taxi Driver

(8) Comments | Posted February 21, 2011 | 3:17 PM

"All my life needed was a sense of someplace to go. I don't believe that one should devote his life to morbid self-attention, I believe that one should become a person like other people."

Thursday night, the Berlin Film Festival held the world premiere...

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For the Love of (Film Noir): Nightfall

(2) Comments | Posted February 14, 2011 | 5:02 PM

  

 The  For the Love of Film (Noir) Blogathon hosted by the inimitable Self-Styled Siren and Ferdy on Films, starts today -- the perfect day, really, since so much of film noir concerns an emotion that makes one moody, malicious and...

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There Will Be Love

(19) Comments | Posted February 14, 2011 | 12:31 AM

 

"There's no reason for you to treat me this way. You're killing me. You're killing me with the way you are towards me! All I want is the fucking number and that should be goddamn good enough for you! Now give me the fucking number!...

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Make Way for Satana, Heaven

(8) Comments | Posted February 7, 2011 | 12:47 PM

Oh, Tura Satana, how do I love thee? Let me count the curves, but also the kicks, the punches, the smoldering stares, the black-suited, unique beauty and the awe-inspiring power that ripped through the screen like an amazon from another universe. As much as I love...

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Brick & Deeper: 2011 Sundance Shorts Awards

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2011 | 2:28 PM

With such wonderfully eclectic, innovative, moving, funny, disturbing and beautifully crafted shorts to choose from, Sundance jury duty was not an easy task.

But it was an exciting and thought-provoking task, and one that I, along with fellow jurors Sara Bernstein (Vice President of HBO Documentary...

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