Archive for Shadowplay Day

Here’s mud in your eye

Posted in FILM, Mythology with tags , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2011 by dcairns

I’ve said before that for me, Murnau’s films connect in weird cross-temporal ways, with the magic carpet ride of FAUST flying over the landscapes of both previous and later films…

Meanwhile, the blasted no-man’s land of Murnau’s SCHLOSS VOGELOED, an abstraction of mud and twigs, seems to have crept, blob-fashion, onto Henry Spencer’s bedside table in ERASERHEAD.

But for a really spooky connection, you’ll have to ooze yourselves over to the Daily Notebook to check out this week’s edition of The Forgotten.

This one’s available to buy in the UK: Schloss Vogelöd (aka The Haunted Castle) [Masters of Cinema] [DVD]

Thanks, by the way, for making Shadowplay Day a success — a nice fifty per cent spike in hits, really got my pulse rate going. As payback, I’ll make this a request spot — name a subject you’d like me to write about, and I’ll do it. Might be a whole post, might just be a line, might even be only a syllable, but I will fulfill your desires!

Oh, and here’s another HOUSE OF USHER rhyme.


Shadowplay Day

Posted in FILM with tags , , on August 31, 2011 by dcairns

Today we have a limerick, dealing with Roger Corman’s HOUSE OF USHER, over at Limerwrecks. Here.

Also, it’s international Shadowplay Day. This means that if you enjoy Shadowplay, you have to pick an article, an old favourite or else one you stumble upon by using the “Search” fucntion to your right, or clicking randomly on a date — then tweet it, Facebook it, “Like” it, “share” it by Reddit, Stumbleupon or Digg, link to it from your blog, phone a friend, or otherwise get the word out.

I’m just curious if a popularity spike can be created by the simple, barefaced means of asking for one. It’ll make me happy. (And you thought Shadowplay Day would mean something nice for you…)

If you don’t want to go browsing, here are some readymade links —





La Cava!