Archive for Marlon Brando

Vista Visions

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , , on December 29, 2016 by dcairns

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You can read more about Criterion’s ONE-EYED JACKS here.

And Criterion have uploaded a clip from my video essay —

ONE-EYED JACKS – An Excerpt from Video Essay “I Ain’t Hung Yet” from Criterion Collection on Vimeo.

Next up, more pieces for Criterion’s online outlets, The Current and Filmstruck. If you’re a Filmstruck patron you should already be able to access a piece Stephen Horne and I made about the late, great Pierre Etaix. More on him soon!

Retail Opportunities

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , on December 28, 2016 by dcairns

Two arrivals which harken back to The Late Show —

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Andrzej Zulawski’s last film, COSMOS, from Kino.

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Marlon Brando’s first and last film as director, ONE-EYED JACKS, from Criterion.

Assisted by the intrepid Stephen Horne, editor, I made video essays for both discs.

Coffee optional.

Monterey Gun

Posted in FILM, Television with tags , , , , , , , on August 17, 2016 by dcairns

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I don’t think it’s premature of me to reveal that my Big Brando Project is a video essay for Criterion’s forthcoming Blu-ray of the restored ONE-EYED JACKS. Here’s the announcement on their website. It doesn’t mention me by name, but it does say there will be video essays. Well, I’m doing one of them. Should be finished today, more or less! A fun job.

I’d tell you more but I’m saving it for the video essay. OK, here’s one fun fact that isn’t included: David Lynch’s Twin Peaks features a brothel called One-Eyed Jack’s. It also features the nonagenarian Hank Worden, who was in Brando’s film (briefly), and a character named Emory who works at the whorehouse, seemingly named after Ben Johnson’s sleazy desperado, also in the Brando. Seems either Mark Frost or David Lynch is a fan.