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Meanwhile…

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on February 1, 2014 by dcairns

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It is always 1965 somewhere.

London: this afternoon NATAN makes his Big Smoke premiere at the Curzon, Soho. I will be there, with a very special guest, presenting the film in a fever dream double feature with BROKEN SONG. I will give you a full report afterwards, but why not save me the trouble and come along?

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George Cockstone

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2014 by dcairns

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Now that I have your attention…

The film is DR MABUSE VS SCOTLAND YARD — at one point it looks as if it’s going to be, thrillingly, DR MABUSE VS SCOTLAND, as the criminal super-genius is reported to be heading north of the border, but he’s only fooling, and most of the action takes place around a wonderfully touristic German version of London. “Princess Diana” is kidnapped. A bevvy of bobbies are brainwashed. And electronics criminal “George Cockstone” is recruited as Dr. Mabuse’s right-hand man.

Peter Van Eyck, who plays various roles in various of Artur Brauner’s MABUSE sequels — he’s a millionaire industrialist in Fritz Lang’s THE THOUSAND EYES OF DR MABUSE, which kickstarted the whole 60s cycle — plays a British policeman whose old mum does most of his case-solving.

Highly recommended twaddle.

Meanwhile — I’m off to the Rotterdam International Film Festival with NATAN (see you there?) for three days and then off to London for two days, also with NATAN — it screens at the Curzon Soho on Saturday afternoon (see you there?). Hope you enjoyed Lewis Milestone Week+. I may have the odd bit more to say about the old fellow, but not for a little while now.

(Flight isn’t until 6, so I’ll probably be online to respond to comments.)

Aaaand — I was forgetting — BIG article by me, part 1, at Mostly Film — THE MAKING OF NATAN.