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Posted in FILM with tags , , on May 22, 2020 by dcairns

“You have been wounded by a cut across your eye, which has blinded you.”

“Am I in pain?”

“You are in pain, I believe.”

I’m always amazed by this exchange in CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE, which I believe was written on location by screenwriter Charles Wood. It captures something about the state of being in shock. Wood deliberately doubled down on the stiffness modern period movies usually try to avoid: his reading of Victorian texts convinced him that the stiffness belonged there.

Anyway, I’ve written more about the late, great Mr. Wood in this quarter’s Cineaste.



Posted in FILM with tags , , , , on December 15, 2013 by dcairns

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The Winter edition of Cineaste has arrived at the Shadowplayhouse. Have you got yours?

Maybe you should — this splendid mag contains an article about pre-code state-of-the-nation address HEROES FOR SALE, written by Daniel (The Chiseler) Riccuito, Tom (If Charlie Parker Were a Gunslinger…) Sutpen, and yours truly. One of the most pleasant collaborations I’ve experienced, and one we’re all preparing to repeat ASAP.

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