Sunday, December 17, 2006

Cortisone Psychosis

Speaking of the Egypytian, while introducing Crispin Glover the lady there mentioned that at 7:30 on Dec 17th -- tonight -- they would be screening Nicholas Ray's masterpiece "Bigger Than Life." When Mannlicher Carcano was touring Thunder Bay, we caught it on the motel TV on TCM, and it blew our minds. I tried to get it on video, but it's never been issued! Still hasn't. It's an amazing saga of cortisone addiction and psychosis starring James Mason and shot in Ray's over-the-top saturated primaries. See it first if you have a chance, then read Sam Wasson's article here.

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