Archive for April 17, 2009

Tegakari

Posted in FILM on April 17, 2009 by dcairns

That’s Japanese for “Clue”, or at least I think it is. Anyhow, what film is this, and exactly how transcendental is its style?

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Vive Duvivier!

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , on April 17, 2009 by dcairns

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Shadowplayer Chuck Zigman, owner of the world’s most American name, informs me that New York’s Museum of the Moving Image is presenting a jumbo retrospective of Julien Duvivier films in May. This is great news for film lovers in the area, and great news for me, since I’ve been campaigning on behalf of old Julien since the early days of this blog. I’m inclined to take credit for this development and declare myself emperor of the universe or something, although the fact that I can’t actually afford to fly to the U.S. to see any of the films does kind of mitigate against such status. I guess emperorship is more of an honorary position.

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Images from THE IMPOSTOR and LYDIA.

“If I were an architect and I had to build a monument to the cinema, I would place a statue of Duvivier above the entrance…This great technician, this rigorist, was a poet.” ~ Jean Renoir.