Friday, May 14, 2010

Mystery Bytes: Mystery news, reviews, links: May 14

Mystery Bytes: Catching up on Mystery News

Saturday, May 15: Bay Area Women of Mystery at the Oakland  (CA) Main Library. Seven mystery writers will be discussing their craft at the Oakland Public Library, 125 - 14th St, Oakland, 2-4. Free.  Rhys Bowen, Diana Chambers, Lucha Corpi, Susan Dunlap, Priscilla Royal, Susan Sherrell and Kelli Stanley. For more information, go HERE.

I Still Wake Up Dreaming: Noir Film Festival runs May 14 through May 27. Roxie Theater, 3117 - 16th St, San Francisco.  Saturday, May 15: "99 River Street" "Shield for Murder." Festival consists of mainly new and new looking 35 mm prints. Read Mick LaSalle's article HERE.

The Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival  is now in full swing, but you still have time to catch a few films. Camelot Theatre, Palm Springs May 13 through 16. Great films and great guests make this a don't-miss event. Guests this year include actors Ernest Borgnine, June Lockhart, Ann Robinson and Tommy Cook. Julie Garfield, daughter of the late great John Garfield, will also be on hand to speak at the screening of her father's last film, John Berry's He Ran All the Way (1951).

Rockford Files Now Dead at NBC.  The classic PI series, which only a month ago appeared as a sure thing this pilot season with  House creator David Shore as writer and Steve Carell as producer, has been canceled. First signs of trouble came in the casting stage when it took a long time to cast the lead played by James Garner on the original series. Feedback from the audition of Dermot Mulroney, who has strong improv background, was great, and the pilot, which co-starred Alan Tudyk and Beau Bridges, went underway with Michael Watkins at the helm. Nevertheless, it's out for now.

Librarians take note: Rolling Stone Keith Richards wanted to become a Librarian? O.K. he took a road less traveled by. He's actually an avid bookworm and takes great pride in developing libraries inside his homes in Sussex and Connecticut. Read the article from the Mail, HERE.

The Plot Thickens As the Drinks Clink. Although this article doesn't deal with Mystery films, it would be a heck of a great dissertation thesis! Just planting the seed. Read the NYT article on Pairing a DVD and a Drink. Here.

Where do you put your gun when you go for a run? Thunderwear has the answer.

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