Archive for Gareth’s Movie Diary

The Shadowcasting of the Runes

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

Longtime blogathon contributor Gareth’s Movie Diary never lets me down — here he casts a tender eye over Arletty’s final screen appearance.

And here is the download link for the third installment of The Shadowcast, a special Late Film edition in which Fiona, Momo and I look at FRIGHTMARE, the last horror release from Tigon Productions, TO THE DEVIL A DAUGHTER, the last Hammer horror film, and THE MONSTER CLUB, the very late last gasp of Amicus.

Things we failed to note:

  1. Two of the films, FRIGHTMARE and THE MONSTER CLUB, share a cinematographer, Peter Jessop.
  2. FRIGHTMARE had its sound dub done at Cinelingual, a slightly seedy postproduction house where I mixed my first short film. I was pleased to note that the sound effects are rubbish: the roaring log fire sounds like frying bacon.
  3. The Humgoo segment of MONSTER CLUB which we quote is narrated by John Normington.

Things we DO note:

Everything else.

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Suppose they gave a blogathon and nobody came?

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , on December 7, 2012 by dcairns

Private Life of Don Juan

It was touch and go for the first day, but I can now say I’m delighted with how this has gone, and it’s not over yet — the response today has been so exciting, I’m saving my last post for tomorrow. Here’s STILL MORE —

Douglas Fairbanks (Snr) makes his last bow over at Mythical Monkey, and regular Late Show collaborator Gareth’s Movie Diary celebrates Jacques Brel’s final appearance in L’EMMERDEUR, which I only knew as the original of Billy Wilder’s own final film, BUDDY, BUDDY.