Archive for March 22, 2012

Java Head

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , , , on March 22, 2012 by dcairns

Two films by Fedor Ozep form the basis of this week’s edition of The Forgotten, continuing our trawl through the back catalogue of Pathe-Natan. Ozep is my new obsession — careful with the video clips I’ve embedded in the piece, together they may make up more than your allotted daily allowance of cinematic genius — exceed the stated does and you could throw a mental flywheel.

AMOK, from which the above image derives, was subsequently remade in Mexico, and formed the subject of this piece by co-Shadowplayer David Melville, which inaugurated his alphabet of Cine Dorado Mexican melodramas. And THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV — well, when I mentioned the film to my mother, she didn’t say “Dostoevsky?”, she immediately said “Yul Brynner?”

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