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Notes on Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley

Since I have been posting content about William Lindsay Gresham's novel Nightmare Alley for the last month, it seemed appropriate to end the month by giving some thoughts about the new film version by Guillermo del Toro. This will not be a full-fledged post like my recent piece on the 1947 film. John Stanifer has …

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Notes on Nightmare Alley (1947)

Even by cult film standards, the 1947 film Nightmare Alley has an odd history. Released in 1947 to disappointing reviews and meagre earnings, it disappeared almost completely until 20th Century Fox released it on DVD in 2005. Kim Morgan, who co-wrote the 2021 remake directed by Guillermo del Toro, has noted that a lawsuit had …

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Resurrecting a classic: My review of Nightmare Alley

As you probably know from reading many of my blog posts, I enjoy C.S. Lewis' work and am fascinating by his life. One of the odd side subjects in his story is that his wife, Joy Davidman, was originally married to New York writer William Lindsay Gresham. Gresham wrote a variety of things (everything from …

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