When I was a kid, there was just something really fun about Every Which Way But Loose, a film that follows blue-collar Philo (Clint Eastwood) in his pursuit of a country singer, Lynn Halsey-Taylor (Sondra Locke) accompanied by his rescued orangutan, Clyde, his pal, Orville (Geoffrey Lewis) and Orville’s new gal pal, Echo (Beverly D’Angelo)….
Hill Street Blues (1981) – Blood Money, and The Last White Man on East Ferry Avenue
Blood Money was written by Steve Bochco and Anthony Yerkovich from a story by Michael Kozoll, Bochco and Yerkovich. It first aired on 5 November, 1981. Washington (Taurean Blacque) and LaRue (Kiel Martin) are investigating the murder of a prostitute by her pimp, but things don’t go as easily as they should. Furillo (Daniel J….
Hill Street Blues (1981) – Jungle Madness, and Hearts and Minds
The two-hour finale to Hill Street Blues inaugural season first aired on 26 May, 1981. It was written by series creators Steven Bochco, Michael Kozell and story editor Anthony Yerkovich. There’s a lot going on, Washington (Taurean Blacque) and LaRue (Kiel Martin) are running up leads and suspects in the shooting by a racist officer,…
Sourcery (1988) – Terry Pratchett
I head back to Terry Pratchett’s wonderful fantasy realm of Discworld for this week’s book. The fifth book in the series is as much a delight as the first, and gives us another day of the inept wizard, Rincewind. When the eighth son of an eighth son is born a sorcerer walks the lands for…
Trailer Tracks: Every Which Way But Loose (1978) – James Fargo
Sure, everyone knows Dirty Harry, and other iconic Clint Eastwood characters but how many people remember Philo Beddoe? And his orangutan?
Hudson Part II – Saying Goodbye and Letting Go
My first post about Hudson the polar bear cub received a lot of attention – in a great way! Thanks so much to everyone who read and commented and otherwise showed their support for me, and affection for the bear. Knowing that the story touched so many people definitely helped to take some of…