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Thereby hangs a tale… In former police detective, Scotty Ferguson’s life there exists a placeholder of a woman. She is Midge, his gal pal, chum, best buddy, one of the guys, and god help her, having sublimated her natural beauty … Continue reading
Thereby hangs a tale… On average, I study the terrain of Vertigo once a year. Strange, addictive, haunting, as a mastery of film suspense it is surely one of Alfred Hitchcock’s finest efforts. It is also among his most squirm-worthy, … Continue reading
Thereby hangs a tale… A few nights ago, doors open to the cooling summer’s night I reached a book down from the bookcase. My edition of The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales has been around the block a few times, … Continue reading