Archive for the Coming Soon! Category

Blogathan Alert :: Out of This World! Nothing Like it Ever Seen!

Posted in Coming Soon! on April 16, 2015 by WB Kelso

 
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Once more, Boils and Girls, Ferdy on Films, This Island Rod and Wonders in the Dark, are hosting another For the Love of Film: The Film Preservation Blogathon to raise money to help preserve our film heritage for future generations. This year’s theme is Sci-Fi (talk about being in the wheel-house), thus and so, the Morgue is giddily answering the call to participate. For more details, click here.
 
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See It Without the Glasses! The CinemaScope Blogathon is a Go!

Posted in Coming Soon!, Movie Ads with tags , on March 13, 2015 by WB Kelso

 
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Of COURSE WordPress would implement the mandatory format change now. *grumble* *grumble* *sigh*. (Thanks for flushing all my tags, too, by the way. Jerks.) Nevertheless, we shall effort to persevere, with a long weekend tribute to the magnitude of widescreen wonder with ClassicBecky’s Brain Food and Wide Screen World’s CinemaScope Blogathon. And be sure to check out all the CinemaScope ads already posted with this handy linkage.

Blogathon Alert :: See It Without the Glasses! :: The CinemaScope Blogathon.

Posted in Coming Soon! with tags , , on February 6, 2015 by WB Kelso

 
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“Before IMAX, there was CinemaScope – basically, movies filmed in a much wider image than had been the norm up to that point in film history. The curved-screen image of Cinerama was the predecessor, but CinemaScope was what 20th Century Fox and other major Hollywood studios used for many of their movies throughout the 50s and 60s, and some of the greatest films of all time, in a wide variety of genres, were filmed in CinemaScope.”

                                                                       — Wide Screen World

Thus, the Morgue has answered the call of ClassicBecky’s Brain Food and Wide Screen World’s call for participants for The CinemaScope Blogathon. Here, I won’t be focusing on one film but a whole bunch of films focusing on the pomp and ballyhoo as this bold new process was first rolled out in late 1953 and beyond. Should be a blast.
 
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Breaking :: It’s Broke.

Posted in Coming Soon! on March 28, 2014 by WB Kelso

For those just tuning in, WordPress has implemented a new software change (I simply refuse to call something an upgrade when it isn’t) that really screwed the pooch on image-sizing and manipulation, removing the simple percentage adjustment and ushered in a new era of intricate tinkering that requires breaching many levels of pop-ups, updates, and save changes in a sterling example of over-redundancy. I’ve messed with it a bit and found it sorely lacking. (It’s so full of bugs and changes simply do not take.) I’ve pinged WP to let them know how much the new feature stinks but I doubt they will make any efforts to fix these short-comings or bring the old options back as they seem to be taking the silent approach on the forums, hoping, perhaps, to ride it out until the cries from the masses subsides.

Look, I know it’s a free platform, I totally get that. Tough titties, etc. etc. etc. It’s not really WordPress’s problem, or your problem, but my problem to make this work. Alas, the lack of precision image editing, replaced by a manual sizing free for all, unless you wanna go exploring in those aforementioned pop-ups (no thanks), or settle for their pre-sizes of large, medium or thumbnail, means our sister site, the Poster Archive, is dead in the water. I think I can flail along, here, OK, but, at the moment, too depressed to post anything for awhile because I simply do not want to deal with the new system. So, consider Scenes from the Morgue on hiatus until I’m finally comfortable with new layout tools.

Thanks for listening,
WB Kelso

The Roar of Ballyhoo and the Thunder of Bull@#%*! The William Castle Blogathon is Nigh!

Posted in Coming Soon! with tags , on July 23, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Heads up, Boils and Ghouls! Goregirl’s Dungeon and The Last Drive-In will be hosting The William Castle Blogathan starting July 29 and running thru August 2, and Scenes from the Morgue has happily answered the call to participate, showcasing the Master of Schlock’s film career from its fairly normal beginnings to it psychotronic glory days. It’s gonna be great! Stay tuned!
 

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