Hello, kitty! yes, it’s yet another take on Poe’s THE BLACK CAT, a tale which seems inclined to transmigrate and transmogrify ad infinitum — in this case, it’s part of an anthology film that isn’t really an anthology film, a remake that isn’t quite a remake, and you can read about it in our post-Halloween edition of The Forgotten… if you dare.


17 Responses to “Miaow”

  1. The remake sounds intriguing but the 1919 original sounds so much better – not least because it’s a chance to ogle Conrad Veidt! I’m assuming that one is probably lost?!

  2. The original exists but only in incomplete form. I recently posted an image of Conrad from it on Facebook, wearing black leather killer gloves and enjoying a cigarette with unseemly relish. I haven’t watched it yet though.

  3. Perhaps we could link up for that one?

  4. BTW, did you get my email?

  5. Now I did! And I have replied in the affirmative.

  6. There’s a good print of the 1919 version on YouTube:

  7. David E, do you know how the new restoration will differ from the Edition Filmmuseum/Kino version? The latter was basically the footage discovered in Ukraine several few years ago, with stills and titles to fill in the missing parts of the full film. Is there more footage now?

  8. Apparently new footage has been found.

  9. More gayness rescued from history!

  10. David Boxwell Says:

    There’s a line, representing the trajectory of lurid expressionism in the 20th century art, to be drawn from this to SCREAMING MIMI, almost 40 years later. I love Daddy Oswald _and_ his boy Gerd.

  11. Screaming Mimi is based on a novel by Fredric Brown which I haven’t read yet, but I enjoyed his crazy Night of the Jabberwock very much.

  12. “Ekberg! Dead ahead!”

    Now somebody please edit together footage from Titanic and Boccaccio ’70, so it looks like the 50ft Anita is attacking Cameron’s toy boat.

  13. Is it my imagination, or does that nightclub have a largely lesbian clientele? Those ladies cast many an admiring glance at our Anita!

    As Anita herself so modestly says…”Fellini didn’t make me famous! I made Fellini famous!” And who’s to say she’s wrong?

  14. Well, where was either of them before they found each other? A case of perfect blendship if ever there was one.

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