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On The Road to On The Road in London — Sex, Drugs & Jazz

August 17th, 2012 · 22 Comments · Kerouac and The Beats, Movies, Real-life Adventure Tales

On The Road to On The Road Sex, Drugs & Jazz A very abnormal thing happens — it’s post-movies Wednesday night (August 15th) when Carolyn & I normally part ways for our own offices and computers, but by fortune we met up in the kitchen and started talkin about the movie premiere tomorrow night, and […]

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Festival Express

April 24th, 2011 · 12 Comments · Grateful Dead, Movies, Music

Here’s an article I wrote on the film Festival Express, published in Relix Magazine, April 2004. Drivin’ That Train . . .         The Festival Express Rolls Again After 30 Years by Brian Hassett “That was the best time I’ve had in rock and roll,” said Jerry Garcia. “There were no straight people.” In the summer […]

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Brian’s “Hot 300” movie list

October 5th, 2010 · 55 Comments · Movies

  This is an ever-evolving work-in-progress — last updated:  March 16th, 2023. Every blue title is a link to the movie’s IMDb page — the industry-standard Internet Movie Database. If this makes just one person see one great movie, it’ll be worth it.   If you want you can click on any section title and […]

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Fawlty Towers — a primer

April 9th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Movies

. It was written / created post Monty Python (1969-74), by John Cleese and his wife, Connie Booth.  He had an opportunity to do “something” for the BBC, so they came up with doing a grumpy hotel manager, which was based on a recent film shoot by the Pythons making Holy Grail or something in […]

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Lucky Numbers film review

February 27th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Movies

  film review:  Lucky Numbers (2000) Directed by Nora Ephron; starring John Travolta, Lisa Kudrow, Tim Roth, Ed O’Neil, Richard Schiff, Bill Pullman, Michael Rapaport, Michael Moore. First of all – this is made by Nora Ephron!  Heartburn!  Sleepless!  Her and Penny Marshall have to be the two best female filmmakers going – at least […]

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I’m Not There — “Tarantula” meets “Chronicles” in “Masked & Anonymous” prequel

March 3rd, 2009 · 10 Comments · Movies, Music

  I’m Not There — film review “Life is a crazy, dark circus.” FANTASTIC, inspired filmmaking. (I gotta look for more Todd Haynes.)  Maybe I was super-well prepared for it by this late date, but as it was, I could easily follow it, and it painted a brilliant million-dollar-picture. Obviously the unsuspecting could be caught off […]

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“Great Americans” Not Born In America

December 12th, 2008 · 15 Comments · Movies, Politics, Weird Things About Me

. It’s funny when some Americans talk about who is an American and who isn’t . . . It made me think of some commonly-perceived “Great Americans” who weren’t born here, like  . . . Christopher Columbus (Italian)  (“discovered” America, and for whom cities & holidays, and circles & squares are named after) William Penn […]

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Brian’s Online Video Collection

September 28th, 2008 · 26 Comments · Brian on YouTube etc., Hitchhiker's Guide to Jack Kerouac, Kerouac and The Beats, Merry Pranksters, Movies, Music, New York City, Poetry, Politics, Weird Things About Me

Here’s a bunch of online video clips . Here’s my YouTube Channel   —   BrianHassettVideos   — “Brian is the horse of a different color you’ve heard so much about.”                                                     […]

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Brian’s movie reviews on IMDB

July 5th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Movies

. Here are some film reviews I’ve written for . . . including . . . 1. 1969 (1988)  12 August 2003 2. Bully (2001)  14 August 2003 3. Carny (1980)  20 April 2005 4. Festival Express (2003)  16 September 2003 5. Happy Accidents (2000)  11 September 2003 6. Happy Birthday, Wanda June (1971)  28 September 2003 7. Kaaterskill Falls (2001)  25 October 2003 8. Luck (2003)  26 March 2006 […]

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“Shine A Light” — the new Scorsese Stones concert film

March 31st, 2008 · 5 Comments · Movies, Music

It opens Friday, April 4th.  Here’s some info on it . . . Shine A Light  (2008) The Rolling Stones, with Darryl Jones, Chuck Leavell, Blondie Chapman, Bernard Fowler & Lisa Fischer, and a 4-piece horn section led by a wailin’ Bobby Keys. Special Guests:  Buddy Guy, Christina Aguilera, Jack White Directed by Martin Scorsese […]

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