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Otto Finesse

Posted in FILM, Theatre with tags , , , on June 25, 2020 by dcairns

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Which unavailable-to-stream Otto Preminger movie, and which old-age-disguised leads? Forgotten By Fox has the answers, at The Notebook.

America, Heck Yeah

Posted in FILM, MUSIC, Politics with tags , , , , , on June 4, 2020 by dcairns

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Well, I was hardly to know a week ago, as I swiftly watched and wrote up WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? (1945) for Forgotten By Fox, that the US’s fundamental relationship to its armed forces would have changed by the time of publication, was I? But I’ve never been fond of flagwaving so I don’t find anything embarrassing in the piece, even though you might not be in the mood…

Still, when I say this pageant/farce is scripted by the Marx Bros’ Morrie Ryskind and has songs by Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin, you might be… intrigued? And you can play two of the musical numbers, over at The Notebook.

Wetland Tales

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2020 by dcairns

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There’s a new Forgotten By Fox up at MUBI — a week late, we’ll have to pick up the slack at some point — which explores what happens when the genius of the system — Darryl F. Zanuck and underlings — meets an actual, living genius, in the person of Jean Renoir.

Meanwhile, at The Chiseler, Daniel Riccuito interviews Jonathan Rosenbaum about precodes and noir, and at Unattended Articles Simon Kane is performing all of Shakespeare, solo. You’ll learn plenty from the performances but also the thinking behind them. My own lockdown projects, which include watching a lot of Warren William films, kind of pale in comparison, or even without comparison.