Thursday, July 3, 2008

Tonight in Larryville: Outdoor Noir! / Coming Soon: A Very Special Holiday Chronicles Rerun!

After two weather-related cancelleations, Lawrence makes a third attempt at this season's downtown outdoor film festival this evening. The flick: The Postman Always Rings Twice (black-and-white original...not the version where Jack Nicholson bangs Jessica Lange on a kitchen table covered in flour).

Kip says: "Black-and-white is dull. Very dull. Why couldn't they show Kevin Costner's The Postman? Or that nice Italian flick Il Postino? Or even that porn about the postman, which I think is called Special Delivery. Pretty much anything in color would be nice. But I get it. Larryville wants to create an 'old-fashioned' family atmosphere, a time that recalls the days when families sipped lemonade on the porch in the cool of an evening, similar to how life is in Ft. Scott to this very day. But it's a mistake. It's like trying to clean up Vegas. Larryville by night is a seamy town, and I fear that the families who show up for these films will get mugged by tramps and hobos on their way home."

Stay tuned this weekend for a classic blast-from-the-past as the Chronicles brings you Dr. C's famous Independence Day post called "This Great Land of Ours!" He'll make you laugh and he'll make you think!

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