Smith (1939) was a Black-and-white - Short Films Film directed by Michael Powell .
book: The Hypnotist (2009; trans 2011 Neil Smith) by Lars KeplerBy John Grant on Feb 2, 2020 From Noirish
I went into this novel with very high expectations, based on its fascinating premise, but alas those expectations weren’t met. Certainly the pages kept turning at a good speed (which is fortunate, because the edition I read has five hundred and bleedin’ sixty-five of them) and certainly ... Read full article
MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939) on Women in Political LifeBy Lara on Nov 11, 2019 From Backlots
Last night, I was pleased to see that KQED, my local PBS affiliate, was showing Mr. Smith Goes to Washington for their weekly Saturday night movie program. I have always loved this film, and deeply respect the emotional integrity and intelligence it brings to the screen. It’s hard to imagine t... Read full article
book: Salvation of a Saint (2008) by Keigo Higashino, trans 2012 by Alexander O. SmithBy John Grant on Sep 26, 2019 From Noirish
I?m that difficult codger in the corner who, alone in all the world, wasn?t entirely bowled over by the first of Keigo Higashino?s ?Detective Galileo? novels to be translated into English, The Devotion of Suspect X: I thought it was okay but nothing more than that. I?ve enjoyed several of Higashino?... Read full article
book: The Courilof Affair (1933; trans 2008 Sandra Smith) by Ir?ne N?mirovskyBy John Grant on Sep 15, 2019 From Noirish
An absorbing political novel by the author whose Fire in the Blood I so much enjoyed a couple of months ago. The tale is told in extended flashback toward the end of his life by L?on M (aka Marcel Legrand), who was part of the struggle against Tsarist tyranny in the years before the Russian Revolut... Read full article
book: Fire in the Blood (trans 2007 Sandra Smith) by Ir?ne N?mirovskyBy John Grant on Jul 19, 2019 From Noirish
In 1942, Ukrainian immigr?e Ir?ne N?mirovsky was shipped off from her home in France to Auschwitz, where she died of typhus, aged 39; a few months later her husband met a similar fate, being transported to Auschwitz to be murdered by the spiritual ancestors of the MAGA crew. By the time of her death... Read full article
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