Sept. 25, 2008, 6:47 a.m. CST
I love this film. Hollywood is ripe for a new Houdini biopic
Sept. 25, 2008, 6:49 a.m. CST
Seriously, they could be father and son.
Sept. 25, 2008, 7:48 a.m. CST
by Mr Nicholas
I enjoy all the reviews, mind you.
Sept. 25, 2008, 8:26 a.m. CST
Anyone know if it was any good?
Sept. 25, 2008, 9:04 a.m. CST
I remember them starring in the TV version of the Houdini story in the 70's. I recall her at a seance trying to bring back the spirit of Houdini which gave it a supernatural twist.
Sept. 25, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST
Probably saw this at least 4-5 times on the late show when I was growing up. Great memories, especially of the seance scene and the water tank.
Sept. 25, 2008, 11:06 a.m. CST
Keep this up, tho I strongly strongly urge a 'movie of the week' for two reasons:<p> *thicker talkbacks about each movie<p> *less chance of this feature burning out in November.
Sept. 25, 2008, 4 p.m. CST
It's straitjacket, not straightjacket. It doesn't make you straight and it isn't straight, since they pull your arms into a hard bend. It is constricting - in other words, strait.
Sept. 25, 2008, 7:26 p.m. CST
...are you Ithaca (NY) Times movie critic Bryan VanCampan? Because if you're not, you should have a talk with the guy. He's reading your reviews and posting summaries of them (credited to you) in his weekly column.
Sept. 26, 2008, 12:06 a.m. CST
by Bob Cryptonight
Houdini had a very interesting career, but the Curtis film fictionalizes a lot of it...especially his death.
Sept. 26, 2008, 5:58 a.m. CST
Bryan VanCampan, but he emailed me early on as the column began and was one of the first fans. I wasn't aware he was summarizing them still, but I knew he did it at the beginning of the column.<BR><BR>Speaking of, I'm running late, but before I allow myself to sleep I will finish up today's AMAD and write it up... My day started at 9am with an interview and the final run of movies at Fantastic Fest and a closing night party that I didn't get back from until well after 3am. Yeeeessshhh... I will slip into a nice, quiet movie coma after tonight's AMAD.
Sept. 26, 2008, 7:11 a.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
I need my AMAD fix. Seriously Quint, you'll need to rest up for Battle of the Bulge.
Sept. 26, 2008, 4 p.m. CST
by Lang The Cat
I really would like to know more about Houdini's relationships with A. C. Doyle, H. P. Lovecraft, Doyle's investigations of Jack the Ripper, Spiritualism, and possibly Tolkien and Stoker. Who is the basis for Moriarty? Was it a certain Scottish Freemason? Did Houdini meet Rasputin while traveling in Europe? And what about Rasputin's Diary? <BR> What events may have been connected with Houdini? Meyerling? The Zimmerman Telegram? <Br> Did his connection with the Spiritualist Church and their royal connections bring him into contact with members of the Signal Corps like Valentine Fleming and Tolkien?<BR> That is the film I want to see!