David Mamet and the zeal ofthe convert (So why do some creative types—Mamet and comic book creator Frank Miller come to mind—become raging right-wing nutcases after a certain age? Because when they were younger, their political consciousness was nil, and now they are scared old rich men who desperately want to “protect” their fortunes—and the situation isn’t helped by the insular worlds that they have retreated to. If they weren’t so ridiculous, you could pity them. But don’t.)
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That was my original idea for the title of this blog, a sort of summation of nearly everything I'd ever wanted cinematically: regularly playing on the ABC Channel 7 4:30 movie--or on WOR-TV Channel 9's 4 O'Clock Movie--the greatest monster movie in the universe, and incredible combo of miniatures, men in suits and stop motion, with entire continents destroyed!
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