Archive for August, 2019

Lumiere Sisters

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 31, 2019 by dcairns

I’ve already expressed my dissatisfaction with aspects of ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD. Daniel Riccuito of The Chiseler had a very nearly opposite response, however, and when he asked me to provide a few words for a piece he was putting together along with Tom Sutpen, connecting the reincarnated Sharon Tate played by Margot Robbie with the reincarnated Laura Palmer played by Amanda Seyfried in Twin Peaks, I cheerily agreed.

The result, as Freddie Jones is always saying, is plain to see…


Walter Shenson’s Midlife Crisis

Posted in FILM on August 30, 2019 by dcairns

Walter Shenson didn’t really build on the success of the Beatles films he produced, did he? 1971 sees him lending his company to a short documentary about wank mags and their models. Featured nudies include Katya Wyeth from A CLOCKWORK ORANGE and Julie Ege from everything else.

But what interested me were the vox pops with random Londoners, so I’ve edited together the highlights, badly, to make my own short film, PIN-UP FOLD-IN. The panoply of berks has got me all excited about my trip to London next week, It might also put me in a perfect spot to watch the demise of our democracy, who knows?

The Other Drowning Pool

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , on August 29, 2019 by dcairns

The Forgotten returns! Jacques Deray’s LA PISCINE, starring Delon, Schneider and Birkin, is just the thing for summertime. Watching it in winter could break your heart.