Richard Thorpe
Reviews // 3 Articles
Blogs // 3 Articles
//Reviews

The Handsome and the Stupid: 'The Tartars'
1 Apr 2013 // 6:10 PM

Orson Welles and Victor Mature grumble and sneer while their nations go to hell in a horseblanket.

A Touch of Orson, Almost: 'Tip on a Dead Jockey'
27 Feb 2013 // 5:10 PM

While the celebrated George J. Folsey could offer a master class in expressive use of Cinemascope when working with a director like Stanley Donen or Vincente Minnelli, here he's only required to offer a restrained level of engagement.

//Blogs

'The Scorpio Letters' Is an Anesthetizing Two Hours
1 Jun 2015 // 6:17 AM

Emerging at the tail end of the '60s spy genre is The Scorpio Letters, a modestly attractive and forgettable vehicle.

Ten Cases of Sacked Directors
9 Dec 2014 // 6:36 AM

With Paramount announcing Roberto Orci's replacement as director of the upcoming Star Trek 3, we look back at ten other times when studios and suits played musical chairs with their filmmakers.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

The Eye of Lenzi: "Gang War in Milan" and "Spasmo"

// Short Ends and Leader

"Two wide and handsome Italian thrillers of the 1970s.

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