Kathryn Grant

  • Phil Karlson – The Phenix City Story (1955)

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    I’ve always cited this movie as the best ever made in (Alabama), as well as the most authentic. Maybe that’s in part because watching it is experiencing the apotheosis of Southern sleaze—a bit like festering for hours in the seediest possible Alabama Greyhound depot in August without air conditioning…Though the movie’s politics are liberal, its moral outrage is so intense you may come out of it wanting to join a lynch mob.” – Film critic and Alabama expatriate Jonathan Rosenbaum, writing in his book Essential Cinema.Read More »

  • Nathan Juran – The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

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    While sailing with Princess Parisa to Baghdad to their wedding, Sinbad finds the Colossa Island and anchors his vessel to get supplies for the starving crew. Sinbad and his men help the magician Sokurah to escape from a Cyclops that attacks them, and Sokurah uses a magic lamp with a boy jinni to help them; however, their boat sinks and he loses the lamp. Sokurah offers a small fortune to Sinbad to return to Colossa, but he does not accept and heads to Baghdad. The citizens and the Caliph of Baghdad are celebrating the peace with Chandra, and they offer a feast to the Sultan of Chandra. Read More »

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