The Monday Intertitle
HE WHO GETS SLAPPED with live accompaniment from the Alloy Orchestra. Somehow, my all-time favourite movie was at Telluride.
My favourite comment afterwards was from a teenager — “1924??? I thought it was new!” He was impressed, you understand.
I pounced on Werner Herzog — it occurred to me that Lon Chaney was the Kinski of the ’20s — the face and body so expressive of torment — and said, “I would be extremely interested to know what you thought of that.”
He said, “I liked it. It’s a good movie.”
OK, not a timeless epigram up to his best standard, but to be fair I hadn’t given him much time to digest the experience, In fact, thinking about it, it’s kind of a perfect capsule review. What else do you need to know?
I have so much to report from here and no time to do it, but as soon as I get home…