Sunday, June 03, 2007

McNeil's Movie Korner: The Dotage of Jeff McNeil

I accidentally missed the first forty minutes of DON'T MAKE WAVES, starring Tony Curtis and Claudia Cardinale (pictured), on TCM this morning. But I recalled that Jeff McNeil had planned to record it, so I felt happy and safe. I phoned Mr. McNeil, just to reassure myself that everything was going according to plan. "THE YELLOW LIGHT'S NOT ON!" Mr. McNeil screamed in my ear, via telephone. "THE YELLOW LIGHT'S NOT ON!" Yes, for the second time in just a few days, Mr. McNeil had neglected - for technical and personal reasons - to record a movie that no network in its right mind will ever show again. What is happening to Jeff McNeil? What is happening to us all?