June 2020

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*contains spoilers Author Mickey Spillane (1918-2006 pancreatic cancer) called his writing “the chewing gum of American literature”. I guess he meant once you’ve chewed over it, you could throw it away. It’s disposable literature. Others perhaps wouldn’t be so kind, while others would rate Spillane’s work as better than that. I read Spillane’s first detective…

Read more The Cult of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer (Part One)

*contains spoilers Producer and director Michael Laughlin (1943-) has been around since the late 1960s. He produced the highly praised Bryan Forbes (1926-2013 multiple sclerosis) directed film The Whisperers (1967) which earned Dame Edith Evans (1888-1976) an Oscar nomination. He also produced one of director Monte Hellman’s (1932-) finished products Two Lane Blacktop (1971). Raised…

Read more Director Michael Laughlin’s Strange Unfinished Trilogy