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Slightly Foxed

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , , on May 22, 2018 by dcairns

Part two of my partial round-up of films from the Fox archive screening in New york is up, here. It’s a mixture of repurposed Shadowplay posts which may sound familiar, and all-new observations on films by Borzage, Dwan, Walsh and others. Plus, bonus El Brendel-bashing. Image from John Ford’s THE BRAT.

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The Fox Knows Many Things

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , on May 19, 2018 by dcairns

To commemorate MoMA in New York’s season of films from the William Fox archive, I compiled for MUBI’s The Notebook a bunch of earlier writings on some of the movies screening — turns out I’ve examined quite a bunch of them over the years. Here.

More on these movies soon, in a follow-up post, and when some of them screen in Bologna…

Pictured: Frank Borzage’s SEVENTH HEAVEN.

Ace Up My Sleeve

Posted in FILM, MUSIC, Politics with tags , , , , , on June 15, 2017 by dcairns

Only disappointed I didn’t quote in full the lyrics from the airman’s song about being in a wreck and having various machine parts embedded in his body — like if THE FLY, CRASH or TETSUO were a musical… The film is ACE OF ACES and it gives me another chance to bang on about John Monk Saunders, over at The Notebook.