Archive for Criterion

The Sunday Intertitle: Monkeyboots

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on December 16, 2018 by dcairns

Criterion have just announced their new releases, among which is Harold Lloyd’s THE KID BROTHER. Stephen C. Horne and I have contributed a video essay to this one, the first Anatomy Of A Gag piece to grace an actual Blu-Ray, I believe.

While going through the Lloyd family photo collection — an amazing trove of behind-the-scenes pics — I was kinda startled to be faced with a full-frontally naked man, stripped off to film a river scene. I immediately saw the possibilities for a truly exceptional edition of Film Directors With Their Shirts Off, but on reflection, is a nude Ted Wilde something we really need to see?

THE KID BROTHER might make a good Christmas present for the cinephile in your life, dare I suggest?

I’m currently in the edit on a Criterion project for the New Year… more later.

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Asta La Vista

Posted in FILM with tags , , on September 22, 2018 by dcairns

 

My new video essay for Criterion, edited by Stephen Horne, is up!

Subject: Skippy the dog, star of THE THIN MAN, BRINGING UP BABY, and THE AWFUL TRUTH.

Throw me a bone, here.

Kid Stuff

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , on June 7, 2018 by dcairns

My third Anatomy of a Gag video essay on Chaplin is up at Criterion, here. It’s definitely the cutest.

Sadly, we couldn’t figure out a way to include my signed photo of Jackie Coogan, but here’s a photo of the photo.