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CAT OF THE DAY 110: CLOUD ATLAS

CAT OF THE DAY 110: CLOUD ATLAS (2012) This uneven but always fascinating adaptation of David Mitchell’s bestseller consists of six different stories from six different genres set in six different time periods and featuring six different sets of characters. … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 022: THE ITALIAN JOB

CAT OF THE DAY 022: THE ITALIAN JOB (1969) Charlie Croker (Michael Caine) and Camp Freddie (Tony Beckley) need to enlist computer expert Professor Peach (Benny Hill) if they are to pull off their cunning plan to nick a consignment … Continue reading

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JONES WINS A JONESY!

I won a Jonesy! Very proud to report that my short story MY DAY BY JONES, the cat’s-eye view of Alien, has been awarded a Jonesy by The Girls’ Guide To Surviving the Apocalypse, an excellent site which I can … Continue reading

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WHY DOES HOLLYWOOD HAVE IT IN FOR CATS?

One of the grotesque felines in Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore So you think women and ethnic minorites get a raw deal in the movies? That’s nothing compared to how cinema discriminates against cats. Dogs are waggy-tailed … Continue reading

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THAT DARN CAT!

CLASSIFIED FILE FYEOFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONFROM THE OFFICE OF REDACTEDCC: REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED PRECEDENCE: Top PriorityCASE ID: 1965-TDC (pending)Title: THAT DARN CAT! (1965) SYNOPSIS: use of subject as informant in aforementioned case; investigation of suitability for involvement in further covert … Continue reading

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MY DAY BY JONES: A CAT’S EYE VIEW OF ALIEN

When, at the end of Alien, Sigourney Weaver says, “This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off,” she’s not telling the whole truth. Because there’s another survivor, curled up with her in the hypersleep capsule. Jones (or Jonesey) … Continue reading

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CATS ON FILM: AN INTRODUCTION

There are more CATS ON FILM than you might think. Their narrative functions are many and varied and, if I may say so, much more interesting than the narrative functions filled by dogs.  In this blog I intend to explore … Continue reading

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