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Preview of Coming Attractions

Posted in FILM with tags , , on July 28, 2015 by dcairns


Remember how I was going to revisit all the directors I’ve devoted a week to? I still have Preminger, Borzage, Milestone and oh, several others to do. I got interrupted by Edinburgh Film Festival but I’m going to get back into it.

And I’m going to do a week on Seventies Sci-Fi movies. And television. Your suggestions are welcome. You can probably guess some of the things I’m going to tackle, but I’d love to hear about what you’d be interested in. It’d be great if there’s some stuff I haven’t seen.

And I’m going to bring back Film Club — where you are all invited to watch a movie and then I’ll do a big blog post on it and we can discuss it. So I have homework for you — can you all get ahold of THE KNACK…AND HOW TO GET IT, please? This was the first film I ever wrote about on Shadowplay and I like revisiting it. It’s like a great smorgasbord of film style. Paul Schrader likes PERFORMANCE and THE CONFORMIST to nick from, I like THE KNACK.

And I’m hoping to make a short film soon — more on this as it develops. I have Big Plans.



Lunar Film Club

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on July 13, 2010 by dcairns

A reminder re Film Club — commemorating the something-or-otherth anniversary of the moon launch, on Friday we look at FIRST MEN IN THE MOON, directed by Nathan Juran, special effects by Ray Harryhausen. Join us!

First Men In The Moon [DVD] [1964]

I’m going as fast as I can…

Posted in FILM with tags , on April 23, 2010 by dcairns

Film Club SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS will appear later today.


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