Archive for October 15, 2009

The Imaginarium of Arthur S

Posted in FILM with tags , , on October 15, 2009 by dcairns

mansfield collection GIRLCANTHELPIT-10

Directing the attention of all Shadowplayers in the area to THIS PIG’S ALLEY, a new film blog by Arthur S, whose comments here have long been greatly appreciated and a big part of what makes running this place fun. Now I can return the compliment by reading and responding to Arthur’s own pieces, starting with a terrific appreciation of Frank Tashlin’s rock ‘n’ roll satire / tale of romantic redemption, THE GIRL CAN’T HELP IT.

Metal Fingers in My Body

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , on October 15, 2009 by dcairns


Edinburgh Film Guild, the world’s oldest continually running film society, showed CREATION OF THE HUMANOIDS last week as part of its Apocalypse and Beyond season — I was delighted to catch a big-screen showing of this rare weirdie, which has just become the subject of this week’s Forgotten, over at The Auteurs’ Notebook. Sci-fi fans and admirers of the thespian skills of the great Dudley Manlove are advised to check it out. Thanks to the Guild and Nicola Hay for the heads-up.