Archive for September 29, 2009

Poet Craftsman of Cinema

Posted in FILM with tags , on September 29, 2009 by dcairns

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Starting October 2nd, the west coast of the USA gets a taste of the pleasures the east coast was able to enjoy recently, as Berkeley’s PFA screens a tribute to Julien Duvivier, featuring LA FIN DU JOUR, LE BELLE EQUIPE, LA TETE D’UN HOMME, POIL DE CAROTTE, and many more. I’ll be there in spirit. Hope some Los Angelinos can drop in on the movies and report back. Am inclining to the view that there’s no such thing as a bad Duvivier, although not all of them reach the heights of the quartet listed above.

Wise Blood

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , on September 29, 2009 by dcairns

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Next month’s Film Club will take place on Saturday 31st October — Halloween! And the film will be Robert Wise’s version of THE HAUNTING. One month should give you time to obtain the film, watch it, and read Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House too if you like.  Which I recommend!

UK buyers:

The Haunting [DVD] [1963]

US buyers:

The Haunting

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