Archive for September 1, 2011

Here’s mud in your eye

Posted in FILM, Mythology with tags , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2011 by dcairns

I’ve said before that for me, Murnau’s films connect in weird cross-temporal ways, with the magic carpet ride of FAUST flying over the landscapes of both previous and later films…

Meanwhile, the blasted no-man’s land of Murnau’s SCHLOSS VOGELOED, an abstraction of mud and twigs, seems to have crept, blob-fashion, onto Henry Spencer’s bedside table in ERASERHEAD.

But for a really spooky connection, you’ll have to ooze yourselves over to the Daily Notebook to check out this week’s edition of The Forgotten.

This one’s available to buy in the UK: Schloss Vogelöd (aka The Haunted Castle) [Masters of Cinema] [DVD]

Thanks, by the way, for making Shadowplay Day a success — a nice fifty per cent spike in hits, really got my pulse rate going. As payback, I’ll make this a request spot — name a subject you’d like me to write about, and I’ll do it. Might be a whole post, might just be a line, might even be only a syllable, but I will fulfill your desires!

Oh, and here’s another HOUSE OF USHER rhyme.