Monthly Archives: July 2015

Remembering Omar Sharif

Originally posted on ACADEME BLOG:
The obituaries for Omar Sharif have understandably focused on his performances in Lawrence of Arabia and Dr. Zhivago. Over his long career, Sharif may not have done quite enough films, whether notable or not, to stand as one of the greatest actors of the 20th century, but very few actors…

Murder Is Our Peculiar Pastime: Fifty Notable American Crime Novels: 3-4.

Originally posted on ACADEME BLOG:
Bloch, Robert.  Psycho.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. The enduring popularity of Alfred Hitchcock’s film adaptation has insured that Psycho will remain the novvel with which Robert Bloch is most identified.  Much of the substantial body of work that Bloch produced belongs to the horror genre and other categories…