Busy, Busy, Busy

I’m quite chuffed with the expressions of interest so far in The Late Show: The Late Movies Blogathon. But no harm in reminding you all that it’s happening and encouraging more of you to get involved. Late movies from directors, actors, writers, cinematographers, studios, interpret it as you will.

I’m thinking Fiona and I should record a Shadowcast for the occasion too.

Meanwhile, I can announce another video essay, this one attached to Arrow’s Blu-Ray release of BOB AND CAROL AND TED AND ALICE. “This might be our best ever,” observed editor Timo Langer as we reviewed our work. And it’s out in time for Christmas!

With new editor Alex Starr I’ve also made an extra for BORN YESTERDAY, which was a real pleasure, though also a tricky one. That one will appear in the New Year.

Next up: to London in early December to interview a TRUE FILM LUMINARY. More soon.

Image and title of this post from THE WHALES OF AUGUST.

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4 Responses to “Busy, Busy, Busy”

  1. Big fan of this post, including the pass-agg picture choice. And delighted to be sitting alongside you on the Born Yesterday disc! Can’t wait to see your video.

  2. Oh, great!

    I actually wrote my video essay as a text essay by mistake, but then converted it. I should have done more on Cukor’s blocking, which is amazing. But it turned into an encomium on la Holliday, so that was fine.

  3. I was scrolling down my blog reader and I spotted the photo from THE WHALES OF AUGUST (1987) which was the last completed film of both actresses in the picture – Lillian Gish on the left, whose career dated back 75 years to 1912, and Bette Davis, who debuted 56 years earlier in 1931. Davis actually went on to appear in one more film, WICKED STEPMOTHER (1989), but she walked off the set before she completed the role. Sorry, I’m a nerd. x

  4. That’s OK, we’re all of us nerds here.

    When someone commented that Gish was very good in a closeup, Davis snapped, “Well she oughta be, she invented it, didn’t she?”

    Hoping to have a piece on this film for our blogathon in early December.

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