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  1. Thanks! I’m new to this, but what’s life without the occasional adventure?

    Movie reviews are going to be my thing, everything from Hollywood classics (“Ninotchka,” “Sunset Boulevard,” “A Star is Born,” “Singin’ in the Rain”) to Italian Neorealist and French New Wave cinema — and anything else that catches my fancy.


  2. Great website – very clear and easy to navigate. I agree about the small writing on the Home page, and with whoever said there should be a sentence or two about you on it. Apart from that, I found it fascinating, and look forward to your classic film revews.



    1. That’s a tough one to find, Camilla. Romy Schneider had such a tough time. She was really exploited by Bertolucci in “Last Tango” and the damage stayed with her for her entire life, it seems.


  3. I love the look of your new site, Lisa. Very easy to navigate.
    Only thing I found missing was a link to your books. Are they out in the world and can we get there from here? The movie blog is terrific- looking forward to reading your reviews.


    1. Thanks, Ute. If you click on the highlighted title on the Nonfiction page, it will take you to Amazon where you can order Leaving You or Paris Under the Occupation.


  4. Lafayette, I am here. I’d like to post a link to your site on my comedy blog, if you have no objections. Will try to get to “Pickpocket” this weekend and post comments in my film office, or in classified dispatches to “The Front”… and I’m sure you’ll get that.

    I see we have a mutual friend: Splendor G. Mainwaring, who is being sued by Thomas Berger and Carlo Reinhart… but that’s another story… or possibly a screenplay… we should talk about Reinhart’s women… poor Carlo kept looking for love in all the wrong places, until his daughter fixed him up with her boss, and then things started cooking for him. The story of the autumn of his life has been called “a paean to kindness” and so it is… in the same way that Thomas Mann laconically reviewed “The Glass Bead Game” with a single word: “Sublime”… and it just occurred to me why John LeCarre chose the name “Oliver Lacon” in “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” which has just been remade, and here I am playing the glass bead game again. Oliver was a man of few carefully chosen words, which drove George Smiley up the wall… but the real question is, why did he call the main character “Smiley”? My theory is because all his smiles were ironical, which rhymes with laconical… but I digress.

    Thanks for the book… I am reciprocating with a video; a poor thing, but mine own. Consider yourself warned, and thus presumably forearmed, though presumptions, like assumptions, are inherently dangerous.

    Happy New Year!

    C.B. DeClercq
    The Portsmouth Arms
    Hollywood & Vineland


  5. Beatiful work….however, on my Dell PC the top picture is coming in a bit blurry, is there anything i can do to fix that?


  6. Most important Happy Birthday Lisa!
    My question is if you eliminate the usual drivel of Christmas Movies (Miracle, Anything with Bing Crosby or Jimmy Stewart) or TV classics, what is the best all time Christmas movie? For me the best was an early Spielberg Charistmas TV show when Santa was arrested and culminated in a sled/cop car chase. I forgot the name of the show. Kevin


  7. Hi, Lisa:
    Well, your networking ploy (LinkedIn) worked! I immediately accessed your website and read your words. What a gift you gave to me. To see the face of a long-ago but never forgotten friend (you look great) and to read some enlightening and entertaining movie reviews was just the tonic this stressed-out woman needed. Thank you! And I share your taste in old movies (Auntie Mame! Funny Girl!)–how’d we miss that 20 years ago? I see on your LinkedIn profile that you are no longer residing in Boiling Springs, which is sad to me. My husband Jim and I have been riding our bicycles in the area, and every time we go through the bustling center of Boiling Springs (yes, every time–I’m a little OCD), I ask, “Do you think Lisa Lieberman still lives here?” I’m sure the writing life is good in New England. I’m really glad to see you writing.


    1. Ellen!!! I don’t know why we lost touch, but when your profile popped up in LinkedIn this morning, I thought, Why not? You and Jim must be in pretty good shape if you’re riding all the way from Gettysburg to Boiling Springs.

      Back in my professor days, I wouldn’t have admitted my passion for old movies. It was my secret vice, took me until I turned 50 to come out, but now I’m having the time of my life.

      Thanks for visiting. Feel free to request a movie for me to review.



      1. Well, I decreed Auntie Mame my favorite movie of all time many years ago. We watched it so much that all four kids can quote from it (and do, but I don’t think they do in front of “people”). Now it’s achieved “must watch at least once a year status,” and this year (a week before Christmas–I tell the kids it’s a Christmas movie because of the one Christmas scene) when we watched it, Kate warmed my heart by telling me that although she hated Auntie Mame when she was little, every time she watches it now, it gets funnier because she’s finally understanding all the jokes. So, thank you for extending the invitation to request a movie, but for now I’m good! I’ll be happy to read whatever you write!


  8. These reviews have forced me to go back in time and see what I missed or plain old didn’t ‘get’ the first time around. Thanks for that.

    Amid the New Wave French and the expected classics, I’m almost loathe to bring up the following, but I have no shame.

    Two movies got to me when I was young and (dare I say it) both had Sandra Dee in them.

    I’d be very curious to read your take on A Summer Place (which pits new teen lust against parental adultery). I’m sure you’ll recognize the theme song by Percy Faith.

    BUT the real tear-jerker that I’ve loved for years is Imitation of LIfe, the one with Lana Turner. She can’t act, but never no mind. It was the first thing I’d ever seen that dealt with race, racism, passing, and pairs two mother daughter relationships in stark contrast. It’s a remake. Based on a novel by Fannie Hurst, the original book had the black woman as the famous one. By the time we got to the Fifties, the black woman was a maid. Oh, the Fifties.


    1. Wow! I’ve never seen either of these, although the mere mention of the theme from A Summer Place was enough to get the song stuck in my head.

      Okay, Sandra Dee double-header coming up.


  9. Hi, I love your blog, and the sound of your novel, and as a crime fiction blogger at, I’d like to talk to you about reviewing All The Wrong Places, as it looks great, and like something different from recent reads! I’m a big James Ellroy fan, and I also enjoyed Megan Abbott’s earlier work. I reviewed a Margaret Millar – Beast In View – and am looking forward to her books being reissued later this year. If you’d like to contact me, my e-mail address is, or I’m on Twitter @crimeworm1. I’m certainly going to keep following your blog! Hope to hear from you!


    1. Greetings, Crimeworm. I just popped over to look at your blog and was happy to see that we love the same authors, including Margaret Millar, who was one of my first “discoveries,” after I’d worked my way through Agatha Christie, Chandler, Hammett. You’ve also got a keen eye for good dialogue (apropos your comment on my review of A Summer Place), as evidenced by this exchange which you highlighted:

      ‘[She] closed her book…The Two Faces Of January. By Patricia Highsmith.
      “How’s your book?”
      “Not one of her best.”…
      “What are you reading?” she asked.
      “The newspaper. I don’t really like books.”
      “So what do you do on flights?”
      “Drink gin. Plot murders.”
      “Interesting.” She smiled at me, the first I’d seen.’

      I’m honored that you want to review ALL THE WRONG PLACES. I’ll be in touch.


  10. That book was great – The Kind Worth Killing, Peter Swanson – and is like a modern version of Strangers On A Train (hence the nod to Highsmith) As I say in my review, throughout the book she reads Agatha Christie titles – I’m not a huge Christie expert, but what book she was reading at the point in the story may be significant (I’ll ask Peter Swanson about that!) This one differs from Hitchcock in that only one person has an “inconvenience” – so why would a beautiful stranger offer to help? It’s a wonderful novel, and, stylistically, very like a movie – not surprising, then, that the rights to it and his previous book, The Girl With A Clock For A Heart, sold instantly. And even the final line contains a great, last twist. It’s the sort of book you wish you’d written – and would work set 50 years ago equally well – I don’t recall any reliance on technology in the book. I think I’d like it set then, actually.


  11. Sorry, this is not about old movies.

    I’m trying to remember where in Albert Memmi’s work he talked about incystment.
    I saw online that you studied Memmi’s writings.
    Thank you (& ok to disregard if that was a different lisa lieberman).


    1. Hello, Marsha. I have written on Memmi, but I don’t know where he talked about “incystment ” (do you mean encystment?) A quick google search turned up a couple of references to the latter term in Colonizer and Colonized and The Liberation of the Jew.


      1. Thanks. I never followed that spelling on google because i was certain (but wrong I guess) that it was spelled with an “i” in Memmi’s books. Nice blog.


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