Archive for Detour

If I only had the nerve

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , on August 9, 2012 by dcairns

NERVEN (NERVES) by crazy kraut Robert Reinert is fondly recalled in today’s edition of The Forgotten. It’s over at the Daily Notebook and you can watch the whole film for afters.

And, as if that weren’t too, too much, here’s a rather fine limerick, on the theme of existentialism (“still a hot topic at the time”). I urge you to check out the others — quite possibly the largest collection of Edgar Ulmer-themed five-line poems ever collected in one heap.

I sit and watch the children play

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , , on August 2, 2012 by dcairns

David McCallum, pre-Ilya Kuryakim and sub-Pinkie Brown, in VIOLENT PLAYGROUND, a preachy but punchy social realist thriller from Basil Dearden, now under the eye of The Forgotten, over at The Daily Notebook.

McCallum, in his late seventies but still looking great, and without any telltale taut shininess, must have a portrait in his attic. But before you rush to copy him, remember: it has a to be a portrait of you.

In other news: a DETOUR limerick. And if you look around over at Limerwrecks, you’ll find more. A LOT more.

The Escape Artist

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , on July 31, 2012 by dcairns

More Houdini! Over at The Chiseler.

Also, limericks, here — John Carradine in undead mode (I know, when is he otherwise?) — and here — DETOUR again.

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