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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.

Singer

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , on February 16, 2017 by dcairns

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Dimitri Kirsanoff, the genius of MENILMONTANT (1926) was still slugging away in 1955, assisted here by the beauteous Marina Vlady. LE CRANEUR forms the basis of this week’s edition of The Forgotten, and you can read it (and see a few things) here.

(Thanks to Phoebe Green.)

Pornographer

Posted in FILM with tags , , on February 15, 2017 by dcairns

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The eyes are the most essential organ in erotica/porn.

I have a new article up at MUBI’s The Notebook, exploring the work of Walerian Borowczyk. Penetrating red-hot X-rated cinephilia!