Over at Newcritics, the second night of Lance Mannion's Wednesday Night at the Movies, was a success, although the Siren wishes she had seen more familiar comment labels over there. You can still mosey over and say something if you are so inclined.
Blogger Extraordinaire Lance Mannion is running an open thread on consecutive Wednesdays, covering each of the five Oscar nominees for Best Picture for 1967: The Graduate, In the Heat of the Night, Bonnie and Clyde, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and Doctor Dolittle. Next up: In the Heat of the Night, starring Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger in his Oscar-winning role, Lee Grant and the cool-as-all-hell Warren Oates.
As you might guess, the choice of movies was inspired by Mark Harris' Pictures at a Revolution, although you need not have read that (excellent) book to join in. In fact, you need not have seen the movie recently, or indeed at all. It's not homework (Mannion hates homework), it's a coffee klatsch.
For future reference, here is the rest of the schedule:
June 25. Doctor Dolittle.
July 2. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.
July 9. Bonnie and Clyde.
So, next week, be there or be hopelessly square as we pay tribute to Anthony Newley and his role in one of history's greatest flops. Plenty of time to stock the bar beforehand.