Seeds of Doubt: The Innocents, or, Ghosts? Or Nah?

by Emmi Kurowski

“Do you have an imagination?” This is the question first asked of Miss Giddens on her job interview with a wealthy bachelor looking to hire a governess for his orphaned niece and nephew (regrettably) in his care. Miss Giddens eagerly admits that she does indeed have an imagination. “Good. Truth is so seldom understood by any but…imaginative persons.” And with that, in the first three lines of dialog in the film, Jack Clayton’s 1961 masterpiece (yep, stone cold irrefutable masterpiece - fight me), The Innocents, the first seeds of doubt are planted. Doubts about what? Doubts about the reliability of our main protagonist, which begs the questions - GHOSTS? OR NAH?

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A Place by the Sea

by Rosalie Kicks, Old Sport

I know I’m going to haunt someday.

Being a ghost is in my DNA. Given the opportunity to have a ghost life, I have yet to discover the downside. I was raised by wolves. Therefore, I had to rely on movies to teach me about the facts of life. The movies have only helped prove: A ghost life is a good life. So when it comes to afterlife planning, I have found no better tutelage than my film library. Take, for example, Beyyyla Lugosi as Dracula. If it wasn’t for him, I would never know of the various bunks that are available when it is time to go sleepies. One needs to make sure their coffin is velvet lined for comfort. May even be a good idea to try it out beforehand as a bed. Take it for a test spin...before it is too late.

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Sundance 2019 Preview

by Rosalie Kicks, Old Sport

Film pals! I am beyond ecstatic to report, that I, your trusty Old Sport, will be on the ground in Park City this year for the Sundance Film Festival. Beginning Thursday, January 24 until Sunday, February 3, this year’s fest is hosting 112 feature films from around the world, with a record number directed by women!

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