Archive for Apocalypse Now

One Of the Wicked

Posted in FILM, literature with tags , , on February 25, 2014 by dcairns

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Dave Scout Tafoya, the son I never had, has kindly included me in his ongoing online ecyclopaedia of film criticism — here. I provided him with some basic facts or “facts”, he did the rest. It was entertaining to read some quotes from pieces I’d completely forgotten having written.

Hogg Wild

Posted in FILM, literature with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 14, 2013 by dcairns


A Polish adaptation of Scottish author James Hogg’s The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (often abbreviated to Confessions of a Justified Sinner, which makes it sound uncomfortably like a Robin Askwith comedy) allows me to look into the unlucky cinematic history of this peculiar work, over at The Notebook in this fortnight’s edition of The Forgotten.

And at Apocalypse Now, Scout Tafoya continues the ’68 Comeback Special, our report on the abortive Cannes Film Festival of that year, with an impassioned and personal encounter with Jan Nemec’s Kafkaesque A REPORT ON THE PARTY AND THE GUESTS. Go!

Without the Aid of a Safety Net

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2013 by dcairns


Lya de Putti takes to the air in VARIETE, perhaps the greatest film of E.A. Dupont and one that’s shockingly hard to see. Over at The Forgotten.

Meanwhile, Scout Tafoya continues our Strange Journey through the films of the 1968 Cannes Film Festival — the Cannes That Never Was. Over at Apocalypse Now — GRAZIE, ZIA.


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