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Film writing, film history, film love. Bylines @FilmComment @SightSoundMag @Criterion + others. Novel: MISSING REELS. Blogging as Self-Styled Siren since 2005.

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TIL that the person I thought was Stephanie Grisham is in fact Stephanie Beacham. The whole thing's weird because i… https://t.co/Zot6qiVGCm
Retweeted by Farran NehmeFourteen years ago, Mayor Bloomberg released a pandemic plan for New York City and began stockpiling ventilators an… https://t.co/RkirowEY92
Retweeted by Farran NehmePaul #Poiret made no secret of the fact that he couldn’t sew, a lack of skill used to his advantage in garments lik… https://t.co/8fyGkh9nOp
Retweeted by Farran NehmeBetween the scam to push hydroxychloroquine via Trump, the senatorial stock selloff, the federal interdiction of PP… https://t.co/2wyDKut4j2
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @atrupar How the fuck is President Trump having a "small financial interest" in this drug that he has given billion… https://t.co/CwqijQbETD
Retweeted by Farran NehmeWith a sharp wit and a dry, sometimes withering delivery, Mr. Burmann could get to the essence of a dancer, ballet… https://t.co/sSDOLlrGGJ
Retweeted by Farran NehmeSonnet 18. Perhaps the most well-known sonnet in the book. Speaking of the book, a little backstory on that too.… https://t.co/DtcAph1CoR
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4/7
2020
Ermine was sketching a still life in her conservatory when she heard a knock, footsteps retreating. A parcel, rough… https://t.co/TaAPPFISBE
Retweeted by Farran NehmeHere is the complete text of my open letter to the family of the anonymous organ donor whose lungs my wife Hilary u… https://t.co/YKaj6nTvDk
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @awolverton77 @MWKronenberg @noirfoundation Thank you so much, Andy.I will die on the hill of telling you to support indie bookstores but ALSO we should support our indie movie theate… https://t.co/bxVlxCE5ne
Retweeted by Farran NehmeMy design for @selfstyledsiren’s outstanding feature story on film noir icon Zachary Scott in the new issue of… https://t.co/iof1DIrzdb
Retweeted by Farran Nehme1) Many of you know my Beloved is a physician on the frontlines in NYC. While masks are aplenty, healthcare workers… https://t.co/pMBd2biv3T
Retweeted by Farran NehmeI live in the worst-hit city in the world, I've barely been outside of my apartment in a month, I wonder if yesterd… https://t.co/hX5v3xPBxZ
Retweeted by Farran NehmeWe *never* show trailers at MoMA... except that one day that we did. Journey with us to the magical fall of 2019 w… https://t.co/zEnBA1ajZq
Retweeted by Farran NehmeSure am especially sad about this one // James Drury, Star of 'The Virginian,' Dies at 85 https://t.co/UnkpFqtiA0 via @thr
Retweeted by Farran NehmeWhat do you reckon the odds are of me not mentioning DAGGER OF THE MIND in my appreciation of Honor Blackman? (I’ll… https://t.co/GxOkkf1wEe
Retweeted by Farran NehmeAnita Pallenberg, #BOTD in 1942, with Mick Jagger during the making of Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg’s PERFORMANC… https://t.co/yLli7AEr3Q
Retweeted by Farran NehmeWhere will the culture of cinemagoing be after all this? Great piece here by @aftabamon on its resilience through h… https://t.co/FCsaDMDzab
Retweeted by Farran NehmeI had a lengthy and detailed conversation with Ladj Ly about his groundbreaking film LES MISÉRABLES for this issue,… https://t.co/DjN8RTD3gH
Retweeted by Farran NehmeThe sad news about Honor Blackman reminded me to search out a wryly scathing letter she once wrote to the Guardian… https://t.co/Tt38f0SB1i
Retweeted by Farran NehmeLooking for a spooky ghost story? Head over to @TrailersFromHel to check out @charliehillart6's new @CineSavant rev… https://t.co/vinknW7T8d
Retweeted by Farran NehmeAgreed. https://t.co/T8A7dqkRaA
Retweeted by Farran NehmeHonor Blackman, the beguiling British actress who portrayed the leather-clad Cathy Gale on TV's #TheAvengers and th… https://t.co/CIlYlCoY5T
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @Glenn__Kenny What did he expect from 1947?When your MISTER ROBERTS rewatch made you decide Captain Morton was the hero... https://t.co/5FNhQGldYF https://t.co/845kX3UcyZIn honor of the campaign, we've made our Art-House America series—documentary portraits of local, independent theat… https://t.co/eVgMYMznXs
Retweeted by Farran NehmeCharles M. Schulz said that adding a black character to "Peanuts" “brought the strongest criticism I can remember.… https://t.co/odx8lNuYgp
Retweeted by Farran NehmeThis is a rather wonderful movie, with an unusually animated Gregory Peck, Joan Bennett in great form, and an endin… https://t.co/jA0mOkuYzCI might not feel great today but my comfort re-read is spot on... https://t.co/7B5HsmWNlu
Retweeted by Farran NehmeI actually think the press is going to have to get a bit more disruptive. If Trump is going to lie and shout journa… https://t.co/ApIwZLQr0C
Retweeted by Farran Nehme“That was a —- that was CINEMA, is what it was.” — @ClaireicalError after we screened Allan Dwan’s “The River’s Edge” this afternoon
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @best2vilmabanky My condolences, Michelle.Remember this guy? Forrest Compton played the Colonel on the old Gomer Pyle series back in the 60s. Mr. Compton pa… https://t.co/oTfOPRUrTl
Retweeted by Farran NehmeLee Fierro, ‘Jaws’ Actor, Dies of Coronavirus at 91 https://t.co/J1G33wNPZW
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @samvanhallgren @filmspotting https://t.co/aQwRuPGJ7MDavis could work a cigarette like nobody else. This prickly little puff from DARK VICTORY just slays me. She could… https://t.co/ZGx8a6W6Ou
Retweeted by Farran NehmeNow on blu ray from @kinolorber is this stark black and white Cinemascope western drama featuring Jeff Chandler and… https://t.co/OZvejcFeCf
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4/6
2020
For the young folk, We’ll Meet Again was a huge WWII hit in 1943 for Vera Lynn who is 103! https://t.co/1GmyejU2vX
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @nitratedame Pulling for him and for you. @elongreen @sarahw I re-read this only a couple of months ago, when Music for Chameleons came up on a friend's FB p… https://t.co/Ezxm5Rxvit @marclamb @MEHenreid Happy birthday!Join @ProfJStewart tonight for THE SCAR OF SHAME ('27) which remains an invaluable document of African-American his… https://t.co/J9zhcjB0o1
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @mangiotto @tommulherin @MoviesSilently @NitrateDiva The version I saw years ago was around 90 minutes? https://t.co/4p0hOCsbJn @Abbey_Bender @rachsyme Girl, you are such a beauty. Always thought so. @BCDreyer La grippe, la grippe, la post-nasal drip, with the wheezes and the sneezes and the sinus that’s really a PIP...8. One of the cool things about the LOC website is that you can order prints from it or just download the file. I b… https://t.co/DsjS1gOxxH
Retweeted by Farran NehmeIf @AnneLouiseAvery's tales of gentle creatures making the best of extraordinary circumstances have touched you, as… https://t.co/EnqjrZPDBO
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @AnneLouiseAvery Every good wish and good thought to your son and to you. @ElisaSDavis @szacharek @CarrieRickey @NikkiBeauchamp @ydavey @thehighsign @JanetMaslin @MarkHarrisNYC @jhpcinehttps://t.co/Bi9PqV0Gs2 @PuckBuddys @ktumulty @SunsetGunShot My opinion as a film critic is that Davis was a satisfactory mid-range actress… https://t.co/w5HXz3KVz1 @PuckBuddys @ktumulty @SunsetGunShot I've seen Nancy Davis in Shadow on the Wall and Talk About a Stranger, but I'v… https://t.co/7EajUGxa2Z @KarenatashaB @ambernoelle @LauraMLippman My favorite new book from last year. @howardrodman @CarrieRickey @D_Khunne Yes, Huston is a good riposte to people who want to write off a talented dire… https://t.co/Yj6dllcAtYhttps://t.co/CBSFwVdZLE
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @bdgrabinski @criterionchannl "How do you like yourself, medium rare?" 😆
4/5
2020
To celebrate his centennial, @criterionchannl are streaming an epic selection of Toshiro Mifune films:… https://t.co/hndktQfcLn
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @thehighsign @FemaleCritics We did Facetime two weeks ago with good friends in Europe; the husband is a scientist a… https://t.co/gR3bB6jWao @dollarshort @SamuelAAdams I can't like this enough. @SunsetGunShotWhen you forget to change your Zoom background before your kid starts his preschool circle time. https://t.co/mM1RpeyAUW
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @CarrieRickey I enjoy that movie so much, and he is good in it.Right this second I'm listening to @NPR All Things Considered NORMALIZE JARED KUSHNER AS GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT CZA… https://t.co/hndatzWwOP
Retweeted by Farran NehmeIt just occurs to me that few actors had as satisfying a valedictory as Boris Karloff in "Targets." Can you think o… https://t.co/tuL1BvFZz3
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @CarrieRickey The Misfits has two, Gable and Monroe. Is it fair to list James Dean in Giant? But my favorite is Rob… https://t.co/4ysLAftEgTNew York needs more ventilators, and we are answering their call for help. We'll be sending 140 ventilators to hel… https://t.co/ZiwHFZrfIh
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Retweeted by Farran NehmeRobert Ryan won boxing championships at Dartmouth all of his four years, according to @davekarger intro. https://t.co/C5jmkX4uQV
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @larwoolf @RealSardonicus @dean_frey @Tribe_XX @holdengraber @josavigneau @Decervelage @Freelineorlando @FreudSfu H… https://t.co/cfUd018oHl
Retweeted by Farran NehmeThinking about our beloved site founder, Roger Ebert, as I always do on this day. Seven years later, you're still m… https://t.co/UZMKA39i8J
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @Decervelage This is one du Maurier novel I never got around to. Do you like it?This is the tweet https://t.co/A9DWtduhy0
Retweeted by Farran NehmeConfinement Paris Match https://t.co/JajV1B4Izh
Retweeted by Farran NehmeTatsuya Nakadai talks facing Toshiro Mifune in Sanjuro (1962) for one take. https://t.co/4Jy5scOswP
Retweeted by Farran Nehme🎥My favorite boxing movie and my favorite film noir: THE SET-UP (1947) is on @tcm today at 1:30pm ET. Awesome artic… https://t.co/LR6mqURecL
Retweeted by Farran NehmeThese are all so good. I especially like my friend @dave_kehr on—well, anything, but I was going to say westerns. https://t.co/5GIlUzpydM @mattkeeley @BCDreyer @Glenn__Kenny The rage is almost itself disabling.Paul Muni and his wife Bella at home, 1937 - photo by John Miehle https://t.co/0MdN4XWalR
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @Priscilla_MR21 @tcm Priscilla, could this be the same apartment set from Sweet November (1968)? I can't find a pic… https://t.co/dkPpIiKVjG @Miyahoka Happy birthday to you, and great admiration from the sister of a woman who lovingly cares for a beautiful 21-year-old with autism.NBC News: FDNY Deputy Chief Inspector Syed Rahman has died as a result of COVID-19, the department says. The news… https://t.co/7MxBsif8zG
Retweeted by Farran NehmeMy dear friend, Patti Bosworth - actor & writer- fought COVID19 with all her great heart & passed out of this world… https://t.co/7lCVVm80u0
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4/4
2020
11 years ago today, I pitched "Shadows of Russia,'' a fantasy project that @selfstyledsiren and I developed, over l… https://t.co/fa3S07qgpA
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @Rtreatwilliams Wishing them both a fast full recovery. @sarahw Were you feeling just ... BLEAK today about it all? I sure was.Please watch THE WHISTLERS this weekend and support @indiememphis! Once again, profits are split 50/50 between us… https://t.co/ckraKnfusK
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @billteck No, it's really about Ian Hunter if you're in the know @sdpowell1 But more importantly, how did it turn out?I'm going to link this because it's such a great song and I always forget it when people ask me my 80s favorites. https://t.co/nMTewl8fnu @sdpowell1 I'll make it when it won't be wasted on the kids. I have tried to sneak anchovies past 'em and nothing doing. #sighI blame that caramelized shallot recipe for the fact that the shallots at my local greengrocer were the puniest, sa… https://t.co/YXG0o3SUDW @columbophile I hated it. I even skipped it in my 2017rewatch. But maybe I will try again @LokkeHeiss @stinkylulu @NoahIsenberg Yes, I liked it. My favorite of that series was Roses Bloom on the Moorland.… https://t.co/SEiRaDWSO1Patricia Bosworth, who was an actress during and later a chronicler of Hollywood's Golden Age, has died of complica… https://t.co/a9bBFMqlCV
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @TomDohertyfilm @stinkylulu @LokkeHeiss @NoahIsenberg The Murderers Are Among Us too. Veit Harlan, the skin crawls...Sue Lyon, 1967 https://t.co/d3OkAuRfxp
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @stinkylulu @LokkeHeiss @NoahIsenberg The Lincoln Center series about postwar German film (excluding the "rubble fi… https://t.co/NKpEmnsZwO @LokkeHeiss In '57? Hm. I know I've seen a number of postwar German films about or referencing the Nazis, so if the… https://t.co/WGklnBPzmC @thebasementtan In the days when I ventured outside, yes. Now I feel like I need another pair in a different color… https://t.co/piyObem5KO @thebasementtan I hate slippers, so I have a pair of indoor-only ballerina flats. @HillPlaceBlog As I just told my close personal friend @Glenn__Kenny, I believe Siodmak is major.
4/3
2020

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