Reprinted from "Film Quarterly" Vol. William "Bill" Harford Critical disappointment with Eyes Wide Shut was almost unanimous, and the complaint was always the same:
Out of the Woodpile: Black Characters in Crime and Detective Fiction. Comprehensive examination of the emergence and development of black characters in contemporary detective fiction. Includes the thoughts of a number of detective writers on their portrayal of black characters. Also provides information on the emergence of the black writer of detective fiction.
The Detective in Fiction. Oxford University Press, Discusses the detective as character within a variety of fictional styles, both British and American. A useful catalog of themes, plots, and settings. Not very strong, however, on African American writers or characters.
The American Private Eye: The Image in Fiction. Comparative study of American detectives in fiction. Essence 21 January, Includes discussion by Mosley of the sources and purposes of his detective fiction.
The Black Mask Boys: Compendium of representative short fiction by such writers as Erle Stanley Gardner, Raymond Chandler, and Dashiell Hammett from Black Mask magazineand a useful analysis of the hard-boiled style.
Two Guns from Harlem: The Detective Fiction of Chester Himes. Provides useful information on models and African American predecessors.
University of Massachusetts Press, Comprehensive overview of the history of mystery and detective fiction by African American writers. Bibliographic references and index. Contemporary Fiction by American Men.The Death of the Moth.
Moths that fly by day are not properly to be called moths; they do not excite that pleasant sense of dark autumn nights and ivy-blossom which the commonest yellow-underwing asleep in the shadow of the curtain never fails to rouse in us.
ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK () - Right off the bat, I could see that this Italy/Spain co-production was going to be a very interesting giallo flick.
It stars a cast of giallo pros, it's directed by the man who made my favorite giallo film of all time (TORSO - ; the majority of his films have never let me down) and it begins with one of the most surreal dream sequences I have seen in. An early look at the Oscar race. This week our team breaks down what to expect next year at the Academy Awards and which movies have already started to make a splash.
ABBY () - While in Africa on an archaeological dig, Dr. Garnet Williams (William Marshall) finds a wooden vessel in a cave and opens it, unleashing the ancient demon Eshu, the demon god of sexuality (among other nasty things).
Meanwhile, in Louisville, Kentucky, Williams' preacher son Emmett (Terry Carter; BROTHER ON THE RUN - ), his wife Abby (Carol Speed; DISCO GODFATHER - ) . Witchcraft or witchery broadly means the practice of and belief in magical skills and abilities exercised by solitary practitioners and groups.
Witchcraft is a broad term that varies culturally and societally, and thus can be difficult to define with precision, and cross-cultural assumptions about the meaning or significance of the term should be applied with caution. My page on Church of Satan Membership mentions how most Satanists do not formally join the Church of Satan.
This is not frowned upon. The Church of Satan says that membership of the Church of Satan (and indeed, this applies to the Satanic community in general) is like being in a "mutual admiration society", and LaVey used the more provocative term "a cabal", in either case it is slightly.