SCANDALOUS FILMS: TEN FILMS THAT MADE HISTORY

By J.M.E. | September 8, 2016

  SCANDALOUS FILMS A number of years ago I wrote a proposal for a book about films whose production and or release were engulfed in scandal. Included was a sample chapter as well as 10 thumbnail descriptions of some of the films I wanted to write about.  I discarded the proposal long ago but kept the sample chapter and the thumbnails.  I will post the sample chapter sometime in the future but below you will find the thumbnails.  I hope you enjoy them.       THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915)…

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JOHN BARRYMORE AND ALL MY CHILDREN

By J.M.E. | August 13, 2016

    JOHN BARRYMORE AND ALL MY CHILDREN Early on it was suggested—for the blog at least— that I post sections from The Purple Diaries which had been deleted during the editing process. Presumably this would add up to a sort of “deleted scenes” kind of thing you see on DVDs and Blu-rays for fillm directors but this time it would be for a writer–me. Unfortunately, most of the cuts made during editing were small; a line here, a redundancy there with a certain degree of rewriting.  But, there…

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