October 2010 Archives

The Brides of Dracula (1960)

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hammerhorrorseries.jpgYep, here's one last classic Hammer horror film to close out my recent series of reviews on the British studio's output from the 50s through the 70s.  The Brides of Dracula (1960) was the immediate followup to 1958's Horror of Dracula, but audiences were a little surprised when they discovered that while Brides is a legitimate sequel, Dracula (Christopher Lee) himself doesn't appear! 

 

 

TheTroubleWithHarry.jpgBeginning Tuesday, October 26, at 2:00 pm in the second floor Meeting Room, Greenwich Library will inaugurate a new monthly series for members of the community who are hearing impaired.  The Subtitled Films Series will show movies (and, eventually, episodes of old television programs) on DVD once a month using the English subtitle feature on that particular disc that's playing.  This will enable members of the audience who are hearing impaired to follow along with the film. 

Our first film to be shown in the new series on the aformentioned October 26th date will be Alfred Hitchcock's 1955 work,  The Trouble With Harry, starring John Forsythe and Shirley MacLaine, and further details can be found here.  Upcoming films in the series for the rest of the year will be two recent 2009 releases:  Up In The Air  with George Clooney (November 10th) and Crazy Heart with Jeff Bridges (December 6th). For more information, including on which films will be age appropriate, contact me at (203) 622-7918. 

 
rileyguide101810.jpgThe Riley Guide has provided this site on preparing resumes for email and online posting.  It goes over the do's and don'ts like using plain text, using an HTML version, responding by email and staying "cyber-safe" .  For more, click here.  

The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

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curseoffrank.jpgIt was both the first Frankenstein movie and it's parent studio's film shot in color, and the first horror movie with mature content.  The movie that made England's Hammer Films internationally famous, 1957's The Curse of Frankenstein  is a well crafted thriller whose cast and director manage to overcome a so-so script by Jimmy Sangster.

 

Last night, the CBS Evening News broadcast a story about how a bio-tech comapany in California is testing an embryonic stem cell drug on a patient with spinal cord injuries.  It's felt that if the drug, GRNOPC, is successful, it'll be able to allow the patient to regain some movement.  For more about this treatment, click here.  And you can watch the actual broadcast below:

 

 
9-23-2010 10-05-01 AM.jpgWrapping up my recent coverage of Sony's new Icons of Suspense: Hammer Films DVD collection (click here to reserve it online), here are reviews of the last two films in the set:

 

 
10-5-2010 1-55-00 PM.pngBuzzle.com has a page which lists the kinds of disabilities and disability facts that most people aren't aware of.  Among the disabilities mentioned are developmental, mental, physical, head injury and substance abuse.  The list includes links to articles on these various conditions and why they're categorized as disabilities.  If you weren't aware of the various kinds of disabilities that people must live with, this site (click here) is for you.  

Using Excel In Your Job Search

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10-4-2010 10-23-37 AM.jpgThe Computer Companion website has an informative article on using Excel in your job search.  Daryl J. Lucas goes down the list of uses on how job hunters can use Excel to make lists of contacts, companies/potential employers, locations and picklists, and gives detailed instructions on how to save this information in Excel.  For more, click here.  

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