Archive for Limerwrecks

Scanty Shanties

Posted in FILM with tags , on October 4, 2014 by dcairns


Limerwrecks just came back from sabbatical

With a section that’s Blackbeard-fanatical

It’s dotted with rhymes

About nautical crimes

In a text you’ll say smacks of piratical.

We had some pirate-based limericks at Limerwrecks, and you can read them all by following this link. Rated Arrh!

The Sunday Intertitle: Checkmate

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , , on August 17, 2014 by dcairns

First, Blogneys! Here.

Second, Limericks about CAT PEOPLE! Here. Here. And KING KONG here and DRACULA here and THE MUMMY here and here. And THE WOLFMAN here and here and here. I think we’ve put the Universal horror cycle to bed now.

Now, an intertitle:


From Ernst Lubitsch’s earliest surviving film as director, variously known as WHERE IS MY SWEETIE? and WHEN I WAS DEAD (1916). I’ve written an essay on this odd thing, which stars Lubitsch himself, looking not unlike Hugh “Woo Woo” Herbert, in suave leading man mode rather than his more usual rambunctious manner of this period, long before his famous “touch” became a byword for sophistication. I’ve written an essay on the movie which will appear on Masters of Cinema’s disc of MADAME DUBARRY — also, an essay on MADAME DUBARRY. I recommend the whole package, but then I would, wouldn’t I?


I haven’t seen the new transfer but it will certainly look 1,000,000 times better than the above.

Buy it and find out for yourselves: MADAME DUBARRY [Masters of Cinema] (1919) [Blu-ray]


Electric Sheep/dog/wolf

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on June 24, 2014 by dcairns

Greyhawk still 1 _2_

GREYHAWK, already briefly covered here, gets a fuller write-up from me over at Electric Sheep.

At Limerwrecks, the limerwrecking continues. Here, here, here… Mostly wolfman related. The five points of the pentagram correspond to the five lines of the limerick, I think.


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