The Professor’s Fall Journal: Part 2: September

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September 19th: The Baroness and I watched Crooked House, my obligatory Agatha Christie story for this season (I wasn’t able to find the 1974 Ten Little Indians and somehow this ended up on my list instead).  I’d need spoiler space to get into which 1950s horror sub-genre foundational work this prefigures*, but in any case, Crooked House boasts a great cast and seems to have been inexplicably panned. If you like high production value adaptations of Christie’s work with actors like Terence Stamp, Glenn Close, Gillian Anderson, and Christina Hendricks, this is a lot of fun. (Yeah, technically this should’ve been part of the last post…somehow it got left out! In my house we blame Phoebe, the ghost from BVH’s childhood home-Editor)

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July 18th, 2013: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

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August 26th, 2012: Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)

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April 18th, 2012: Gunga Din (1939)

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June 30th, 2011: Bedknobs and Broomsticks

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May 18th, 2011: Lost Horizon (1937)

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April 28th, 2011: The Dunwich Horror (1970)

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