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Movie Logos I Love

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 28, 2012 8:35 PM
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  • 6 Comments
If you’ve seen 'Skyfall,' you’ve witnessed the wrong-headed update of the venerable MGM logo, zooming out from the iris of Leo the Lion’s eye! Apparently no one reminded the powers that be that “just because you can doesn’t mean you should.”

RKO Radio Pictures: A Titan Is Born—book review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • June 7, 2012 2:00 AM
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  • 4 Comments
I can’t explain why I’ve always been attracted to the films of RKO. It can’t just be that arresting radio tower logo; there’s something unpredictable about the studio’s body of work during the 1930s and '40s. Now, thanks to longtime studio scholar Richard Jewell (who coauthored the coffee-table reference book 'The RKO Story' years ago) I understand a lot more about the workings—and undoing—of this once-promising organization.

Tickets, Anyone?

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • April 30, 2012 2:51 PM
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  • 9 Comments
The news that Fandango, the company that sells admissions to movies online, is expanding its use of “paperless tickets,” using bar codes for smart phones instead, makes perfect sense…but doesn’t make me happy. There goes another facet of the moviegoing experience: tickets!

The Lost & Found RKO Collection

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 12, 2009 4:51 AM
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